S anton george

George

[jawrj; for 4 also German gey-ohr-guh]
noun
1.
David Lloyd, Lloyd George, David.
2.
Henry, 1839–97, U.S. economist: advocate of a single tax.
3.
Saint, died a.d. 303?, Christian martyr: patron saint of England.
4.
Stefan Anton [shte-fahn ahn-tohn] , 1868–1933, German poet.
5.
a lake in E New York. 36 miles (58 km) long.
6.
a river in NE Quebec, Canada, flowing N from the Labrador border to Ungava Bay. 350 miles (563 km) long.
7.
a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “farmer.”
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George1 (dʒɔːdʒ)
 
n
1.  David Lloyd. See Lloyd George
2.  Sir Edward (Alan John), known as Eddie. born 1938, British economist, governor of the Bank of England (1993--2003)
3.  Henry. 1839--97, US economist: advocated a single tax on land values, esp in Progress and Poverty (1879)
4.  Saint. died ?303 ad, Christian martyr, the patron saint of England; the hero of a legend in which he slew a dragon. Feast day: April 23
5.  Stefan (Anton) (ˈʃtɛfan). 1868--1933, German poet and aesthete. Influenced by the French Symbolists, esp Mallarmé and later by Nietzsche, he sought for an idealized purity of form in his verse. He refused Nazi honours and went into exile in 1933

George2 (dʒɔːdʒ)
 
n
informal (Brit) the automatic pilot in an aircraft
 
[C20: originally a slang name for an airman]

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George
male personal name, from L. Georgius, from Gk. Georgios "husbandman, farmer," from ge "earth" + ergon "work" (see urge (v.)). The name introduced in England by the Crusaders (a vision of St. George played a key role in the First Crusade), but not common until after the Hanoverian
succession (18c.); so also Georgian (1855) in reference to the reigns of the first four king Georges (1714-1830). St. George began to be recognized as patron of England in time of Edward III, perhaps because of his association with the Order of the Garter (see garter). His feast day, April 23, was made a holiday in 1222. The legend of his combat with the dragon is first found in "Legenda Aurea" (13c.). The exclamation by (St.) George! is recorded from 1598.
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George III definition


The king of Britain during the American Revolutionary War. He was known for insisting on royal privilege. The stubbornness of George and of his government officials is often blamed for the loss of the thirteen colonies that became the United States. In Britain itself, however, prosperity increased greatly while he was king, and Canada and India were made British possessions.

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