george, sir


Charles (3rd Baron Baltimore) 1637–1715, English colonial administrator in America: governor (1661–75) and proprietor (1675–89) of Maryland (grandson of George Calvert).
Sir George (1st Baron Baltimore) c1580–1632, British statesman: founder of the colony of Maryland.
his son, Leonard, 1606–47, first colonial governor of Maryland 1634–47. Unabridged


[eth-er-ij, eth-rij]
Sir George, 1635?–91, English dramatist.


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 George, 1820–1900, English musicologist.
Robert Moses ("Lefty") 1900–75, U.S. baseball player.


[pawr-ter, pohr-]
Cole, 1893–1964, U.S. composer.
David, 1780–1843, U.S. naval officer.
his son, David Dixon [dik-suhn] , 1813–91, Union naval officer in the Civil War.
Edwin Stanton, 1870–1941, U.S. film director.
Gene (Gene Stratton Porter) 1868–1924, U.S. novelist.
Sir George, 1920–2002, British chemist: Nobel prize 1967.
Katherine Anne, 1890–1980, U.S. writer.
Noah, 1811–92, U.S. educator, writer, and lexicographer.
Rodney Robert, 1917–85, British biochemist: Nobel Prize in medicine 1972.
William Sydney ("O. Henry") 1862–1910, U.S. short-story writer.
a male given name. Unabridged
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Calvert (ˈkælvət)
1.  Sir George, 1st Baron Baltimore. ?1580--1632, English statesman; founder of the colony of Maryland
2.  his son, Leonard. 1606--47, English statesman; first colonial governor of Maryland (1634--47)

Etherege (ˈɛθərɪdʒ)
Sir George. ?1635--?92, English Restoration dramatist; author of the comedies The Comical Revenge (1664), She would if she could (1668), and The Man of Mode (1676)

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)

grove (ɡrəʊv)
1.  a small wooded area or plantation
2.  a.  a road lined with houses and often trees, esp in a suburban area
 b.  (capital as part of a street name): Ladbroke Grove
[Old English grāf; related to grǣfa thicket, greave, Norwegian greivla to intertwine]

porter1 (ˈpɔːtə)
1.  a person employed to carry luggage, parcels, supplies, etc, esp at a railway station or hotel
2.  (in hospitals) a person employed to move patients from place to place
3.  (US), (Canadian) a railway employee who waits on passengers, esp in a sleeper
4.  (E African) a manual labourer
[C14: from Old French portour, from Late Latin portātōr, from Latin portāre to carry]

porter2 (ˈpɔːtə)
1.  chiefly (Brit) a person in charge of a gate or door; doorman or gatekeeper
2.  a person employed by a university or college as a caretaker and doorkeeper who also answers enquiries
3.  a person in charge of the maintenance of a building, esp a block of flats
4.  RC Church Also called: ostiary a person ordained to what was formerly the lowest in rank of the minor orders
[C13: from Old French portier, from Late Latin portārius doorkeeper, from Latin porta door]

porter3 (ˈpɔːtə)
(Brit) a dark sweet ale brewed from black malt
[C18: shortened from porter's ale, apparently because it was a favourite beverage of porters]

Porter (ˈpɔːtə)
1.  Cole. 1893--1964, US composer and lyricist of musical comedies. His most popular songs include Night and Day and Let's do It
2.  George, Baron Porter of Luddenham. 1920--2002, British chemist, who shared a Nobel prize for chemistry in 1967 for his work on flash photolysis
3.  Katherine Anne. 1890--1980, US short-story writer and novelist. Her best-known collections of stories are Flowering Judas (1930) and Pale Horse, Pale Rider (1939)
4.  Peter. born 1929, Australian poet, living in Britain
5.  Rodney Robert. 1917--85, British biochemist: shared the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1972 for determining the structure of an antibody
6.  William Sidney. original name of O. Henry

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Word Origin & History

see gray.

O.E. graf (akin to græafa "thicket"), from P.Gmc. *graibo-, but not found in other Gmc. languages and with no known cognates anywhere.

"person who carries," 1263, from Anglo-Fr. portour, O.Fr. porteor, from L.L. portatorem (acc. portator) "one who carries," from L. portare "to carry" (see port (1)).

"doorkeeper, janitor," 1180s, from Anglo-Fr. portour, from O.Fr. portier, from L.L. portarius "gatekeeper," from L. porta "gate" (see port (2)).

"dark beer," 1727, as porter's ale, from porter (1), because the beer was made for porters and other laborers, being cheap and strong.
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Medical Dictionary

Porter Por·ter (pôr'tər), Rodney Robert. Born 1917.

British biochemist. He shared a 1972 Nobel Prize for his research on the chemical structure and nature of antibodies.

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Science Dictionary
Porter   (pôr'tər)  Pronunciation Key 
British biochemist who shared with George Edelman the 1972 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine for their study of the chemical structure of antibodies.
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Bible Dictionary

Grove definition

(1.) Heb. 'asherah, properly a wooden image, or a pillar representing Ashtoreth, a sensual Canaanitish goddess, probably usually set up in a grove (2 Kings 21:7; 23:4). In the Revised Version the word "Asherah" (q.v.) is introduced as a proper noun, the name of the wooden symbol of a goddess, with the plurals Asherim (Ex. 34:13) and Asheroth (Judg. 3:13). The LXX. have rendered _asherah_ in 2 Chr. 15:16 by "Astarte." The Vulgate has done this also in Judg. 3:7. (2.) Heb. 'eshel (Gen. 21:33). In 1 Sam. 22:6 and 31:13 the Authorized Version renders this word by "tree." In all these passages the Revised Version renders by "tamarisk tree." It has been identified with the Tamariscus orientalis, five species of which are found in Palestine. (3.) The Heb. word 'elon, uniformly rendered in the Authorized Version by "plain," properly signifies a grove or plantation. In the Revised Version it is rendered, pl., "oaks" (Gen. 13:18; 14:13; 18:1; 12:6; Deut. 11:30; Josh. 19:33). In the earliest times groves are mentioned in connection with religious worship. The heathen consecrated groves to particular gods, and for this reason they were forbidden to the Jews (Jer. 17:3; Ezek. 20:28).

Porter definition

a gate-keeper (2 Sam. 18:26; 2 Kings 7:10; 1 Chr. 9:21; 2 Chr. 8:14). Of the Levites, 4,000 were appointed as porters by David (1 Chr. 23:5), who were arranged according to their families (26:1-19) to take charge of the doors and gates of the temple. They were sometimes employed as musicians (1 Chr. 15:18).

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