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Elizabeth

[ih-liz-uh-buhth]
noun
1.
Douay Bible. Elisabeth.
2.
(Elizaveta Petrovna) 1709–62, empress of Russia 1741–62 (daughter of Peter the Great).
3.
(Pauline Elizabeth Ottilie Luise, Princess of Wied"Carmen Sylva") 1843–1916, queen of Romania 1881–1914 and author.
4.
(Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon (the Queen Mother)) 1900–2002, queen consort of George VI of Great Britain (mother of Elizabeth II).
5.
Saint, 1207–31, Hungarian princess and religious mystic.
6.
a city in NE New Jersey.
7.
a female given name: from a hebrew word meaning “oath of God.”
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Elizabeth1 (ɪˈlɪzəbəθ)
 
n
1.  a city in NE New Jersey, on Newark Bay. Pop: 123 215 (2003 est)
2.  a town in SE South Australia, part of Adelaide. Pop: 26 428 (2006)

Elizabeth2 (ɪˈlɪzəbəθ)
 
n
1.  New Testament Saint Elizabeth, Saint Elisabeth the wife of Zacharias, mother of John the Baptist, and kinswoman of the Virgin Mary. Feast day: Nov 5 or 8
2.  pen name Carmen Sylva. 1843--1916, queen of Romania (1881--1914) and author
3.  Russian name Yelizaveta Petrovna. 1709--62, empress of Russia (1741--62); daughter of Peter the Great
4.  title the Queen Mother; original name Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. 1900--2002, queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1936--52) as the wife of George VI; mother of Elizabeth II

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Elizabeth
fem. proper name, Biblical name of the wife of Aaron, from Heb. Elishebha "God is an oath," the second element said by Klein to be related to shivah (fem. sheva) "seven," and to nishba "he swore," originally "he bound himself by (the sacred number) seven." Has never ranked lower than 26th in popularity
among the names given to baby girls in the U.S. in any year since 1880, the oldest for which a reliable list is available
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Russell   (rŭs'əl)  Pronunciation Key 
American astronomer who studied binary stars and developed methods to calculate their mass and distances. Working independently of Ejnar Hertzsprung, Russell also demonstrated the relationship between types of stars and their absolute magnitude. This correlation is now known as the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram.
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Elizabeth I definition


A queen of England in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries; a brilliant and crafty ruler who presided over the Renaissance in England. Her reign, the Elizabethan period, was a time of notable triumphs in literature (William Shakespeare rose to prominence while she was queen) and war (the defeat of the Spanish Armada). The daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth never married. She is called the “Virgin Queen” and “Good Queen Bess.”

Note: The state of Virginia is named after the “Virgin Queen.”

Elizabeth II definition


The present queen of Britain. Her husband is Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and the eldest of her four children is Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales. Since Elizabeth became queen in 1952, dozens of nations, formerly possessions of Britain, have become independent.

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