Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

The Best Internet Slang

Burgoyne

[ber-goin] /bərˈgɔɪn/
noun
1.
John, 1722–92, British general and dramatist: surrendered at Saratoga in American Revolutionary War.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for Burgoyne
Historical Examples
  • Miss Burgoyne and her donkey were thrusting their heads in at the half door.

    Alexander's Bridge and The Barrel Organ Willa Cather and Alfred Noyes
  • As to what should best be done, Gage had no idea; Burgoyne, however, was ready with a plan.

    The Siege of Boston Allen French
  • And Elbow-room was Burgoyne's name for a long time thereafter.

    The Siege of Boston Allen French
  • From Burgoyne's voluminous correspondence we learn his state of mind.

    The Siege of Boston Allen French
  • The best contemporary description is, of course, Burgoyne's.

    The Siege of Boston Allen French
  • Under Burgoyne were some of the finest soldiers Europe could produce.

    Rodney, the Ranger John V. Lane
  • Some of his messages did not get through the lines to Burgoyne.

    Rodney, the Ranger John V. Lane
  • Two years later, he served in the campaign against Burgoyne.

    Charles Carleton Coffin William Elliot Griffis, D. D.
  • Burgoyne began his advance in June, with about eight thousand men.

    The Land We Live In

    Henry Mann
  • In Burgoyne is defeated by Arnold, and surrenders his army, Oct. 17, 1777.

British Dictionary definitions for Burgoyne

Burgoyne

/bɜːˈɡɔɪn/
noun
1.
John. 1722–92, British general in the War of American Independence who was forced to surrender at Saratoga (1777)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Burgoyne

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Burgoyne

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for burgoyne