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[hawr-is, hor-] /ˈhɔr ɪs, ˈhɒr-/
(Quintus Horatius Flaccus) 65–8 b.c, Roman poet and satirist.
a male given name. Unabridged
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  • And Horace, too, for that instant was not like the Horace of old times.

  • It may well be said that they had really in their heart the s triplex of which Horace speaks.

  • Riches take wings, Horace, and a large family and unfortunate investments supplied them to mine.

    Mildred Keith Martha Finley
  • "I reckon I won't if I don't want to," said Horace, working the flag out of his cap.

    Little Prudy Sophie May
  • Then all three laughed, although Horace but a moment before had looked very grave, and now he was quite white.

    The Shoulders of Atlas Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
British Dictionary definitions for Horace


Latin name Quintus Horatius Flaccus. 65–8 bc, Roman poet and satirist: his verse includes the lyrics in the Epodes and the Odes, the Epistles and Satires, and the Ars Poetica
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Word Origin and History for Horace

masc. proper name, from French, from Latin Horatius, name of a Roman gens. The poet was Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65-8 B.C.E.). The form Horatio is influenced by the Italian version of the name, Orazio.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Horace in Culture

Horace definition

An ancient Roman poet, known for his odes. Horace insisted that poetry should offer both pleasure and instruction.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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