J. edwards


Jonathan, 1703–58, American clergyman and theologian.
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Edwards (ˈɛdwədz)
1.  Gareth (Owen). born 1947, Welsh Rugby Union footballer: halfback for Wales (1967--78) and the British Lions (1968--74)
2.  Jonathan. 1703--58, American Calvinist theologian and metaphysician; author of The Freedom of the Will (1754)
3.  Jonathan. born 1966, British athlete: gold medallist in the Olympic triple jump (2000)

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masc. proper name, from O.E. Ead-weard, lit. "prosperity-guard." Edwardian is attested from 1861 in ref. to the medieval Eng. kings of that name; 1908 in the sense of "of the time or reign of Edward VII" (1901-10), and, since 1934, especially with reference to the men's clothing styles (cf. teddy-boy,
1954). Among the 10 most popular names for boys born in the U.S. every year from 1895 to 1930.
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