edward, sir

Dictionary.com Unabridged


[el-ger, -gahr]
Sir Edward, 1857–1934, English composer.


Sir Edward, 1825–99, English chemist: developed theory of valence.


Charles, 2nd Earl, 1764–1845, British statesman: prime minister 1830–34.
Sir Edward (Viscount Fallodon) 1862–1933, British statesman.
Sir George, 1812–98, British statesman and colonial administrator: prime minister of New Zealand 1877–79.
Lady Jane (Lady Jane Dudley) 1537–54, descendant of Henry VII of England; executed under orders of Mary I to eliminate her as a rival for the throne.
Zane [zeyn] , 1875–1939, U.S. novelist.


Sir Edward (Richard George) 1916–2005, British statesman: prime minister 1970–74.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To edward, sir
World English Dictionary
coke1 (kəʊk)
1.  a solid-fuel product containing about 80 per cent of carbon produced by distillation of coal to drive off its volatile constituents: used as a fuel and in metallurgy as a reducing agent for converting metal oxides into metals
2.  any similar material, such as the layer formed in the cylinders of a car engine by incomplete combustion of the fuel
3.  to become or convert into coke
[C17: probably a variant of C14 northern English dialect colk core, of obscure origin]

coke2 (kəʊk)
slang short for cocaine

Coke1 (kəʊk)
trademark short for Coca-Cola

Coke2 (kʊk, kəʊk)
1.  Sir Edward. 1552--1634, English jurist, noted for his defence of the common law against encroachment from the Crown: the Petition of Right (1628) was largely his work
2.  Thomas William, 1st Earl of Leicester, known as Coke of Holkham. 1752--1842, English agriculturist: pioneered agricultural improvement and considerably improved productivity at his Holkham estate in Norfolk

Elgar (ˈɛlɡɑː)
Sir Edward (William). 1857--1934, English composer, whose works include the Enigma Variations (1899), the oratorio The Dream of Gerontius (1900), two symphonies, a cello concerto, and a violin concerto

grey or gray (ɡreɪ)
1.  of a neutral tone, intermediate between black and white, that has no hue and reflects and transmits only a little light
2.  greyish in colour or having parts or marks that are greyish
3.  dismal or dark, esp from lack of light; gloomy
4.  neutral or dull, esp in character or opinion
5.  having grey hair
6.  of or relating to people of middle age or above: grey power
7.  ancient; venerable
8.  (of textiles) natural, unbleached, undyed, and untreated
9.  any of a group of grey tones
10.  grey cloth or clothing: dressed in grey
11.  an animal, esp a horse, that is grey or whitish
12.  to become or make grey
[Old English grǣg; related to Old High German grāo, Old Norse grar]
gray or gray
[Old English grǣg; related to Old High German grāo, Old Norse grar]
'greyish or gray
'grayish or gray
'greyly or gray
'grayly or gray
'greyness or gray
'grayness or gray

Grey (ɡreɪ)
1.  Charles, 2nd Earl Grey. 1764--1845, British statesman. As Whig prime minister (1830--34), he carried the Reform Bill of 1832 and the bill for the abolition of slavery throughout the British Empire (1833)
2.  Sir Edward, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon. 1862--1933, British statesman; foreign secretary (1905--16)
3.  Sir George. 1812--98, British statesman and colonial administrator; prime minister of New Zealand (1877--79)
4.  Lady Jane. 1537--54, queen of England (July 9--19, 1553); great-granddaughter of Henry VII. Her father-in-law, the Duke of Northumberland, persuaded Edward VI to alter the succession in her favour, but after ten days as queen she was imprisoned and later executed
5.  Zane. 1875--1939, US author of Westerns, including Riders of the Purple Sage (1912)

heath (hiːθ)
1.  (Brit) a large open area, usually with sandy soil and scrubby vegetation, esp heather
2.  Also called: heather any low-growing evergreen ericaceous shrub of the Old World genus Erica and related genera, having small bell-shaped typically pink or purple flowers
3.  any of several nonericaceous heathlike plants, such as sea heath
4.  (Austral) any of various heathlike plants of the genus Epacris: family Epacridaceae
5.  any of various small brown satyrid butterflies of the genus Coenonympha, with coppery-brown wings, esp the large heath (C. tullia)
[Old English hǣth; related to Old Norse heithr field, Old High German heida heather]

Heath (hiːθ)
Sir Edward (Richard George). 1916--2005, British statesman; leader of the Conservative Party (1965--75); prime minister (1970--74)

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Word Origin & History

O.E. hæð "tract of wasteland," earlier "heather," infl. by O.N. heiðr "field," from P.Gmc. *khaithijo (cf. O.S. hetha, O.H.G. heida "heather," Du. heide "heath," Goth. haiþi "field"), from PIE *kait- "open, unplowed country" (cf. O.Ir. ciad, Welsh coed, Breton coet "wood, forest").

see gray.

1699, northern Eng. dial., perhaps a variant of M.E. colke "core, charcoal," itself possibly related to -colc, an O.E. word for "pit." The soft drink name is a shortening (first recorded 1909) of brand name Coca-Cola, trademark from 1887. As a shortened form of cocaine it dates from 1908, Amer.Eng.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

coke (kōk)

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Abbreviations & Acronyms
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
Bible Dictionary

Heath definition

Heb. 'arar, (Jer. 17:6; 48:6), a species of juniper called by the Arabs by the same name ('arar), the Juniperus sabina or savin. "Its gloomy, stunted appearance, with its scale-like leaves pressed close to its gnarled stem, and cropped close by the wild goats, as it clings to the rocks about Petra, gives great force to the contrast suggested by the prophet, between him that trusteth in man, naked and destitute, and the man that trusteth in the Lord, flourishing as a tree planted by the waters" (Tristram, Natural History of the Bible).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature