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Astor

[as-ter]
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noun
  1. John Jacob,1763–1848, U.S. capitalist and fur merchant.
  2. Nancy (Lang·horne) [lang-hawrn, -ern] /ˈlæŋˌhɔrn, -ərn/, Viscountess,1879–1964, first woman member of Parliament in England.
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  • Straight from the Astor Mr. Vandeford walked into the office of Mr. Weiner.

    Blue-grass and Broadway

    Maria Thompson Daviess

  • If Mr. Farraday calls me before I get him tell him the Astor at one to-day.

    Blue-grass and Broadway

    Maria Thompson Daviess

  • You think you 'll come here and make this like the Astor House, don't ye?

    One Of Them

    Charles James Lever

  • Now,” he said, in excellent humour, “we pick up Mr. Pawling at the Astor.

    The Crimson Tide

    Robert W. Chambers

  • The legislation of April 29, 1816, was not wholly satisfactory to Astor.

    Old Fort Snelling

    Marcus L. Hansen


British Dictionary definitions for astor

Astor

noun
  1. John Jacob, 1st Baron Astor of Hever. 1886–1971, British proprietor of The Times (1922–66)
  2. Nancy (Witcher), Viscountess, original name Nancy Langhorne. 1879–1964, British Conservative politician, born in the US; the first woman to sit in the British House of Commons
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