follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

Nelson

[nel-suh n] /ˈnɛl sən/
noun
1.
Viscount Horatio, 1758–1805, British admiral.
2.
(John) Byron, 1911–2006, U.S. golf player.
3.
a river in central Canada, flowing NE from Lake Winnipeg to Hudson Bay. 400 miles (645 km) long.
4.
a seaport on N South Island, in New Zealand.
5.
a male given name.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for horatio, viscount

nelson

/ˈnɛlsən/
noun
1.
any wrestling hold in which a wrestler places his arm or arms under his opponent's arm or arms from behind and exerts pressure with his palms on the back of his opponent's neck See full nelson, half-nelson
Word Origin
C19: from a proper name

Nelson1

/ˈnɛlsən/
noun
1.
a town in NW England, in E Lancashire: textile industry. Pop: 28 998 (2001)
2.
a port in New Zealand, on N South Island on Tasman Bay. Pop: 45 300 (2004 est)
3.
River Nelson, a river in central Canada, in N central Manitoba, flowing from Lake Winnipeg northeast to Hudson Bay. Length: about 650 km (400 miles)

Nelson2

/ˈnɛlsən/
noun
1.
Horatio, Viscount Nelson. 1758–1805, British naval commander during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. He became rear admiral in 1797 after the battle of Cape St Vincent and in 1798 almost destroyed the French fleet at the battle of the Nile. He was killed at Trafalgar (1805) after defeating Villeneuve's fleet
2.
Willie. born 1933, US country singer and songwriter
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 horatio, viscount

nelson

n.

type of wrestling hold, 1875, apparently from a proper or surname, but no one now knows whose.

Presently, Stubbs, the more skilful as well as the more powerful of the twain, seizes the luckless Jumper in a terrible gripe, known to the initiated as the Full Nelson. ["Lancashire Recreations," in "Chambers's Journal," April 24, 1875]

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Nelson

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for horatio,

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for horatio, viscount