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[gresh-uh m] /ˈgrɛʃ əm/
Sir Thomas, 1519?–79, English merchant and financier.
a town in NW Oregon. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Gresham College: this is not a college in the modern sense of the term; it is only a lecture-room.

  • Aw, he was only telegraphing to Gresham an' Jones for some sody water syrups.

    The Fortune Hunter Louis Joseph Vance
  • Master Gresham turned pale when he heard her speak, for he recognised the features of one he had seen but a short time before.

    The Golden Grasshopper W.H.G. Kingston
  • On the same day Lieutenant-Colonel Gresham was forced by ill-health to leave us.

  • Young Frank was every inch a Gresham, and was the darling of his father's heart.

    Doctor Thorne Anthony Trollope
  • But you know what I mean, or you would if you dined out as often as I—and Mr. Gresham do.

    Nell, of Shorne Mills Charles Garvice
British Dictionary definitions for Gresham


Sir Thomas. ?1519–79, English financier, who founded the Royal Exchange in London (1568)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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