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[wag-ner for 1, 4, 5; vahg-ner or, German, vahg-nuh r for 2, 3] /ˈwæg nər for 1, 4, 5; ˈvɑg nər or, German, ˈvɑg nər for 2, 3/
[hoh-nuh s] /ˈhoʊ nəs/ (Show IPA),
(John Peter) 1874–1955, U.S. baseball player.
[ot-oh;; German awt-oh] /ˈɒt oʊ;; German ˈɔt oʊ/ (Show IPA),
1841–1918, Austrian architect.
[rich-erd;; German rikh-ahrt] /ˈrɪtʃ ərd;; German ˈrɪx ɑrt/ (Show IPA),
1813–83, German composer.
Robert F(erdinand) 1877–1953, U.S. politician.
his son, Robert F(erdinand), Jr. 1910–91, U.S. politician: mayor of New York City 1954–65. Unabridged
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  • Wagner at fifteen was a poet, and the energetic, suggestive music of Beethoven was mentally transformed into living personalities.

    Wagner as I Knew Him Ferdinand Christian Wilhelm Praeger
  • Lit up some when Mr. Wagner sent him one of his love letters.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • It is full of Wagner's most inspired writing and most marvellous orchestration; but it is too long and too diffuse.

  • Across the Street, Mr. Wagner wrote something in the dark and then lighted a match.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • But Wagner had the patience of Job, as well as his capacity for suffering.

British Dictionary definitions for Wagner


Otto. 1841–1918, Austrian architect, whose emphasis on function and structure in such buildings as the Post Office Savings Bank, Vienna (1904–06), influenced the development of modern architecture
(Wilhelm) Richard (ˈrɪçart). 1813–83, German romantic composer noted chiefly for his invention of the music drama. His cycle of four such dramas The Ring of the Nibelung was produced at his own theatre in Bayreuth in 1876. His other operas include Tannhäuser (1845; revised 1861), Tristan and Isolde (1865), and Parsifal (1882)
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