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Gordon

[gawr-dn] /ˈgɔr dn/
noun
1.
Charles George ("Chinese Gordon"; "Gordon Pasha") 1833–85, British general: administrator in China and Egypt.
2.
Charles William, real name of Ralph Connor.
3.
Lord George, 1751–93, English politician.
4.
George Hamilton, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, 1784–1860, British statesman, born in Scotland: prime minister 1852–55.
5.
Mary (Catherine) born 1949, U.S. novelist, short-story writer, and essayist.
6.
a male given name: from an Old English word meaning “round hill.”.

Byron

[bahy-ruh n] /ˈbaɪ rən/
noun
1.
George Gordon, Lord (6th Baron Byron) 1788–1824, English poet.
2.
a male given name.
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Byron

/ˈbaɪərən/
noun
1.
George Gordon, 6th Baron. 1788–1824, British Romantic poet, noted also for his passionate and disastrous love affairs. His major works include Childe Harold's Pilgrimage (1812–18), and Don Juan (1819–24). He spent much of his life abroad and died while fighting for Greek independence
Derived Forms
Byronic (baɪˈrɒnɪk) adjective
Byronically, adverb
Byronism, noun

Gordon

/ˈɡɔːdən/
noun
1.
Adam Lindsay. 1833–70, Australian poet and horseman, born in the Azores, who developed the bush ballad as a literary form, esp in Bush Ballads and Galloping Rhymes (1870)
2.
Charles George, known as Chinese Gordon. 1833–85, British general and administrator. He helped to crush the Taiping rebellion (1863–64), and was governor of the Sudan (1877–80), returning in 1884 to aid Egyptian forces against the Mahdi. He was killed in the siege of Khartoum
3.
Sir Donald. born 1930; South African businessman
4.
Dexter (Keith). 1923–90, US jazz tenor saxophonist
5.
Lord George. 1751–93, English religious agitator. He led the Protestant opposition to legislation relieving Roman Catholics of certain disabilities, which culminated in the Gordon riots (1780)
6.
George Hamilton. See (4th Earl of) Aberdeen2
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Byron
  (bī'rən)   
British mathematician who collaborated with Charles Babbage in the development of the analytical engine, an early computer. Byron's most important contribution was the compilation of detailed notations about how the machine could be programmed.
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