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Grenville

[gren-vil] /ˈgrɛn vɪl/
noun
1.
George, 1712–70, British statesman: prime minister 1763–65.
2.
Also, Greynville. Sir Richard, 1541?–91, English naval commander.
3.
William Wyndham, Baron, 1759–1834, British statesman: prime minister 1806–07 (son of George Grenville).

Greynville

[greyn-vil, gren-] /ˈgreɪn vɪl, ˈgrɛn-/
noun
1.
Sir Richard, Grenville, Sir Richard.

Owen

[oh-uh n] /ˈoʊ ən/
noun
1.
Sir Richard, 1804–92, English zoologist and anatomist.
2.
Robert, 1771–1858, Welsh social reformer in Great Britain and the U.S.
3.
Wilfred, 1893–1918, English poet.
4.
a male given name.

Steele

[steel] /stil/
noun
1.
Sir Richard, 1672–1729, English essayist, journalist, dramatist, and political leader; born in Ireland.
2.
Mount, a mountain in SW Yukon Territory, Canada, on the Alaska border in the St. Elias Range. 16,644 feet (5074 meters).

Arkwright

[ahrk-rahyt] /ˈɑrkˌraɪt/
noun
1.
Sir Richard, 1732–92, English inventor of the spinning jenny.

Burton

[bur-tn] /ˈbɜr tn/
noun
1.
Harold Hitz
[hits] /hɪts/ (Show IPA),
1888–1964, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1945–58.
2.
Sir Richard (Richard Jenkins) 1925–84, English actor, born in Wales.
3.
Sir Richard Francis, 1821–90, English explorer, Orientalist, and writer.
4.
Robert ("Democritus Junior") 1577–1640, English clergyman and author.
5.
a town in central Michigan.
6.
a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for richard, sir

Arkwright

/ˈɑːkraɪt/
noun
1.
Sir Richard. 1732–92, English cotton manufacturer: inventor of the spinning frame (1769) which produced cotton thread strong enough to be used as a warp

burton

/ˈbɜːtən/
noun
1.
(nautical) a kind of light hoisting tackle
2.
(Brit, slang) go for a burton
  1. to be broken, useless, or lost
  2. to die
Word Origin
C15: of uncertain origin

Burton

/ˈbɜːtən/
noun
1.
Sir Richard Francis. 1821–90, English explorer, Orientalist, and writer who discovered Lake Tanganyika with John Speke (1858); produced the first unabridged translation of The Thousand Nights and a Night (1885–88)
2.
Richard, real name Richard Jenkins. 1925–84, Welsh stage and film actor: films include Becket (1964), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), and Equus (1977)
3.
Robert, pen name Democritus Junior. 1577–1640, English clergyman, scholar, and writer, noted for his Anatomy of Melancholy (1621)
4.
Tim. born 1958, US film director whose work includes Beetlejuice (1988), Batman (1989), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Ed Wood (1994), Corpse Bride (2005), and Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Grenville

/ˈɡrɛnvɪl/
noun
1.
George. 1712–70, British statesman; prime minister (1763–65). His policy of taxing the American colonies precipitated the War of Independence
2.
Kate. born 1950. Australian writer. Her novels include Lilian's Story (1985), The Idea of Perfection (2002) and The Secret River (2005)
3.
Sir Richard. ?1541–91, English naval commander. He was fatally wounded aboard his ship, the Revenge, during a lone battle with a fleet of Spanish treasure ships
4.
William Wyndham, Baron Grenville, son of George Grenville. 1759–1834, British statesman; prime minister (1806–07) of the coalition government known as the "ministry of all the talents"

Owen

/ˈəʊɪn/
noun
1.
David (Anthony Llewellyn), Baron. born 1938, British politician: Labour foreign secretary (1977–79); cofounder of the Social Democratic Party (1981) and its leader (1983–87): leader (1988–90) of the section of the Social Democratic Party that did not merge with the Liberal Party in 1988; peace envoy to Bosnia-Herzegovina (1992–95)
2.
Michael (James). born 1979, English footballer: a striker, he scored 40 goals in 89 games for England (1998–2008); his clubs included Liverpool (1996–2004) and Newcastle United (2005–2009)
3.
Sir Richard. 1804–92, English comparative anatomist and palaeontologist
4.
Robert. 1771–1858, Welsh industrialist and social reformer. He formed a model industrial community at New Lanark, Scotland, and pioneered cooperative societies. His books include New View of Society (1813)
5.
Wilfred. 1893–1918, English poet of World War I, who was killed in action

Steele

/stiːl/
noun
1.
Sir Richard. 1672–1729, British essayist and dramatist, born in Ireland; with Joseph Addison he was the chief contributor to the periodicals The Tatler (1709–11) and The Spectator (1711–12)
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Word Origin and History for richard, sir

Owen

Celtic masc. proper name, ultimately from Greek eugenes "well-born;" via Gaelic Eoghann, Old Irish Eogan, Old Welsh Eugein, Ougein. In Medieval records, frequently Latinized as Eugenius; the form Eugene emerged in Scotland by late 12c. The Breton form Even led to modern French Ivain. Owenite in reference to the communistic system of social reformer Robert Owen (1771-1858) is attested from 1829.

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