follow Dictionary.com

Denotation vs. Connotation

Jeffreys

[jef-reez] /ˈdʒɛf riz/
noun
1.
George (1st Baron Jeffreys of Wem) 1648–89, English jurist.
2.
Sir Harold, 1891–1989, British geophysicist and astronomer.

Jeffrey

[jef-ree] /ˈdʒɛf ri/
noun
1.
Francis ("Lord Jeffrey") 1773–1850, Scottish jurist, editor, and critic.
2.
a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning “divine peace.”.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for Jeffreys
Historical Examples
  • Jeffreys, or Fouquier Tinville, could scarcely have dared to make such.

    The Paris Sketch Book of Mr. M. A. Titmarsh William Makepeace Thackeray
  • I care not the ashes of this pipe for Jeffreys or any other of them.

    Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Master Jeffreys sends me a letter this morning, and Sir Walter hath written a postscript to it.

    Sea-Dogs All! Tom Bevan
  • "I shall start for Paris to-night, Jeffreys," he said to this man.

    Henry Dunbar M. E. Braddon
  • Half-way up, Jeffreys whistled; and a joyous bark from Julius assured the party that their game was safe.

    A Dog with a Bad Name Talbot Baines Reed
  • Here they found that General Jeffreys, with part of his brigade, had not yet returned.

  • Jeffreys was never near the place, and the lad, watching day after day, began slowly to lose hope.

    A Dog with a Bad Name Talbot Baines Reed
  • The news of the attack on General Jeffreys' column had upset the arrangements.

  • Judge Jeffreys presided over the Court, and threatened and bullied with his usual insolence.

    Pioneers of Science Oliver Lodge
  • The case was hard for Jeffreys, cruel for the fair messenger.

    A Book About Lawyers John Cordy Jeaffreson
British Dictionary definitions for Jeffreys

Jeffreys

/ˈdʒɛfrɪz/
noun
1.
George, 1st Baron Jeffreys of Wem. ?1645–89, English judge, notorious for his brutality at the "Bloody Assizes" (1685), where those involved in Monmouth's rebellion were tried

Jeffrey

/ˈdʒɛfrɪ/
noun
1.
Francis, Lord. 1773–1850, Scottish judge and literary critic. As editor of the Edinburgh Review (1803–29), he was noted for the severity of his criticism of the romantic poets, esp Wordsworth
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 Jeffreys

Jeffrey

masc. proper name, from Old French Jeufroi, Jefroi, variants of Geuffroi (see Geoffrey).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Jeffreys

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Jeffreys

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends