before 900; Middle English shawe, Old English sceaga, scaga; akin to shag1 Unabridged


Anna Howard, 1847–1919, U.S. physician, reformer, and suffragist, born in England.
Artie (Arthur Arshawsky) 1910–2004, U.S. clarinetist and bandleader.
George Bernard, 1856–1950, Irish dramatist, critic, and novelist: Nobel prize 1925.
Henry Wheeler, Billings, Josh.
Irwin, 1913–84, U.S. dramatist and author.
Richard Norman, 1831–1912, English architect, born in Scotland.
Thomas Edward, Lawrence, Thomas Edward. Unabridged
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shaw1 (ʃɔː)
archaic, dialect or a small wood; thicket; copse
[Old English sceaga; related to Old Norse skagi tip, skaga to jut out, skōgr forest, skegg beard]

shaw2 (ʃɔː)
1.  to show
2.  a show
3.  the part of a potato plant that is above ground

Shaw (ʃɔː)
1.  Artie, original name Arthur Arshawsky. 1910--2004, US jazz clarinetist, band leader, and composer
2.  George Bernard, often known as GBS. 1856--1950, Irish dramatist and critic, in England from 1876. He was an active socialist and became a member of the Fabian Society but his major works are effective as satiric attacks rather than political tracts. These include Arms and the Man (1894), Candida (1894), Man and Superman (1903), Major Barbara (1905), Pygmalion (1913), Back to Methuselah (1921), and St Joan (1923): Nobel prize for literature 1925
3.  Richard Norman. 1831--1912, English architect
4.  Thomas Edward. the name assumed by (T. E.) Lawrence after 1927

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Example sentences for Shaw
Archer decided that shaw could not write a play, so the project was abandoned.
Shaw would later call it one of his worst works, but he had found his medium.
Shaw proclaimed the play a masterpiece, but many critics disagreed.
Shaw corresponded with an array of people, many of them wellknown.
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