follow Dictionary.com

Capitol vs. capital? What's the difference?

Kingsley

[kingz-lee] /ˈkɪŋz li/
noun
1.
Charles, 1819–75, English clergyman, novelist, and poet.
2.
Sidney, 1906–1995, U.S. playwright.
3.
a male given name.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for Kingsley
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • Kingsley was just lifting up the cap, which he had worn that night, from the table to his brows.

    Confession W. Gilmore Simms
  • Why, I thought you told me a few minutes ago she was in love with Kingsley.

    The Midnight Queen May Agnes Fleming
  • Kingsley, in one of the most remarkable passages of Westward Ho!

    Among Famous Books John Kelman
  • Old Doctor Kingsley played the bass viol so it was soul stirrin' too.

  • This quality, which many great men put into their work, Kingsley put both into his work and into his play-time.

    Victorian Worthies George Henry Blore
British Dictionary definitions for Kingsley

Kingsley

/ˈkɪŋzlɪ/
noun
1.
Sir Ben. born 1943, British actor. He won an Oscar for his performance in the title role of the film Gandhi (1982); his later films include Schindler's List (1993) and Sexy Beast (2000)
2.
Charles. 1819–75, British clergyman and author. His works include the historical romances Westward Ho! (1855) and Hereward the Wake (1866) and the children's story The Water Babies (1863)
3.
his brother, Henry. 1830–76, British novelist, editor, and journalist, who spent some time in Australia. His works include Ravenshoe (1861) and the Anglo-Australian novels The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn (1859) and The Hillyars and the Burtons (1865)
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 of the Day

Difficulty index for Kingsley

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Kingsley

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for kingsley