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[yoo-ther] /ˈyu θər/
noun, Arthurian Romance.
king of Britain and father of Arthur.
Also called Uther Pendragon. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I didn't think as 'ow even 'Enery Wilks would be able to grattify 'is 'armless ambishun, but the Uther day I saw my chawnce.

  • He heard a voice which said, "This is not our king; this is not the son of Uther."

    King Arthur and His Knights Maude L. Radford
  • Anon he passed his hands above the face of the king, and Uther instantly awoke, and looked about him as if startled.

    King Arthur's Knights Henry Gilbert
  • And the children of Hengist are traitors and rebels—not the heirs of Ambrosius and Uther.

    Harold, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • In a few months Uther died, and on that very night of his death Arthur was born.

    Tales from Tennyson Molly K. Bellew
  • The smallest was hurled first, and Uther pitched it one hundred feet.

    Cornish Saints and Sinners J. Henry Harris
  • "My daddy ain't old an' he ain't goin' to die, Uther," flared Tess, an angry light in her brown eyes.

    The Secret of the Storm Country Grace Miller White
  • He's Uther got to go back'ards or forrerds, or jump sideways.

    The Bishop and the Boogerman Joel Chandler Harris
  • Uther Pendragon is made the Christian king over all Britain.

  • If this be one of your tricks, know this: none but a son of Uther Pendragon will reign.

    The Eye of Wilbur Mook H. B. Hickey
British Dictionary definitions for Uther


(in Arthurian legend) a king of Britain and father of Arthur
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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