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[el-ee-uh t, el-yuh t] /ˈɛl i ət, ˈɛl yət/
Charles William, 1834–1926, U.S. educator: president of Harvard University 1869–1909.
George (Mary Ann Evans) 1819–80, English novelist.
John ("the Apostle of the Indians") 1604–90, American colonial missionary.
Sir John, 1592–1632, English statesman.
T(homas) S(tearns)
[sturnz] /stɜrnz/ (Show IPA),
1888–1965, British poet and critic, born in the U.S.: Nobel Prize 1948.
a male given name, form of Elias. Unabridged
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  • Royce, full in the narrow entranceway, stood glaring at Eliot, and minding Stephen's hold no more than the foot of a fly.

    Rodman the Keeper Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • I asked Mr. Eliot whether he did know of any women who were Powahs.

  • Scrambling up in hot haste, with the blood gushing from his nostrils, he found his way barred by Eliot Van Zandt.

    Little Nobody Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
  • After a short silence, Eliot Leithgow began his explanation.

    The Bluff of the Hawk Anthony Gilmore
  • And more recently Waugh has lifted up his senile slobber against Mr. Eliot.

    Instigations Ezra Pound
British Dictionary definitions for Eliot


George, real name Mary Ann Evans. 1819–80, English novelist, noted for her analysis of provincial Victorian society. Her best-known novels include Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), and Middlemarch (1872)
Sir John. 1592–1632, English statesman, a leader of parliamentary opposition to Charles I
T(homas) S(tearns). 1888–1965, British poet, dramatist, and critic, born in the US His poetry includes Prufrock and Other Observations (1917), The Waste Land (1922), Ash Wednesday (1930), and Four Quartets (1943). Among his verse plays are Murder in the Cathedral (1935), The Family Reunion (1939), The Cocktail Party (1950), and The Confidential Clerk (1954): Nobel prize for literature 1948
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Word Origin and History for Eliot

surname, Old French diminutive of Elias (French Elie; see Elijah) + -ot. It absorbed the Anglo-Saxon proper names Æðelgeat and Ælfweald "Elf-ruler."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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