follow Dictionary.com

Get the details behind our redesign

Hepplewhite

[hep-uh l-hwahyt, -wahyt] /ˈhɛp əlˌʰwaɪt, -ˌwaɪt/
noun
1.
George, died 1786, English furniture designer and cabinetmaker.
adjective
2.
noting the style prevailing in English furniture c1780–c95, as illustrated in designs published by the firm of George Hepplewhite in 1788, reflecting Adam and Louis XVI influences.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for george hepplewhite

Hepplewhite

/ˈhɛpəlˌwaɪt/
adjective
1.
of, denoting, or made in a style of ornamental and carved 18th-century English furniture, of which oval or shield-shaped open chairbacks are characteristic
Word Origin
C18: named after George Hepplewhite (1727–86), English cabinetmaker
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for george hepplewhite
Hepplewhite
1897, in ref. to style of furniture introduced in England by cabinetmaker George Hepplewhite (d.1786). The proper name is from Heblethwaite, near Sedbergh in the West Riding of Yorkshire.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for Hepplewhite

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for george

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends