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George

[jawrj; for 4 also German gey-ohr-guh] /dʒɔrdʒ; for 4 also German geɪˈoʊr gə/
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] /ˈʃtɛ fɑn ˈɑn toʊn/ (Show IPA),
1868–1933, German poet.
5.
Lake, 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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British Dictionary definitions for s. anton george

George1

/dʒɔːdʒ/
noun
1.
David Lloyd. See Lloyd George
2.
Sir Edward (Alan John), known as Eddie. 1938–2009, 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.
(German) (ɡeˈɔrɡə). 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/
noun
1.
(Brit, informal) the automatic pilot in an aircraft
Word Origin
C20: originally a slang name for an airman
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Word Origin and History for s. anton george

George

masc. personal name, from Late Latin Georgius, from Greek Georgos "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.). 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 1590s.

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Slang definitions & phrases for s. anton george

george

verb

To invite to sexual activity; proposition: One of the girls georged him, just for kicks (1950s+ Black)


George

adjective

(also george) Excellent; great; superb: She's real George all the way (1951+ Teenagers)

interjection

by george (1731+)

noun
  1. The automatic pilot of an aircraft (1931+ British aviators)
  2. A theater usher (1950s+ Rock and roll)
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let george do it

[aviation sense because George became the term for any airman in the British forces, like ''Jack'' for a sailor and ''Tommy'' for a soldier]


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Encyclopedia Article for s. anton george

George

king of Bohemia from 1458. As head of the conservative Utraquist faction of Hussite Protestants, he established himself as a power when Bohemia was still under Habsburg rule, and he was thereafter unanimously elected king by the estates. A nationalist and Hussite king of a prosperous state, he incurred the enmity of the papacy and Bohemia's Roman Catholic neighbours, which finally destroyed his power

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