grayson louis kirk

Kirk

[kurk]
noun
1.
Grayson (Louis) 1903–1997, U.S. educator: president of Columbia University 1953–68.
2.
a male given name.
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kirk (kɜːk, Scottish kɪrk)
 
n
1.  a Scot word for church
2.  a Scottish church
 
[C12: from Old Norse kirkja, from Old English ciricechurch]

Kirk1 (kɜːk, Scottish kɪrk)
 
n
informal the Kirk the Presbyterian Church of Scotland

Kirk2 (kɜːk)
 
n
Norman. 1923--74, prime minister of New Zealand (1972--74)

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kirk
c.1200, northern England and Scot. dial. form of church, from O.N. kirkja "church," from O.E. cirice (see church).
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