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Cecil

[ses-uh l, sis- or for 5, see-suh l] /ˈsɛs əl, ˈsɪs- or for 5, ˈsi səl/
noun
1.
(Edgar Algernon) Robert (1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood) 1864–1958, British statesman: Nobel Peace Prize 1937.
2.
Robert (1st Earl of Salisburyand1st Viscount Cecil of Cranborne) 1563–1612, British statesman (son of William Cecil).
3.
Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-, Salisbury (def 1).
4.
William (1st Baron Burghley or Burleigh) 1520–98, British statesman: adviser to Elizabeth I.
5.
a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “blind.”.
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  • But she had never said Cecil was a man, she reflected, with what comfort she could.

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  • "Dr. Cecil—" Miss Whitmore turned red at first, then broke into laughter.

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  • And the Little Doctor could have her Cecil and be hanged to him.

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  • The Reverend Cecil had not the habit of shirking any duty because he happened to dislike it.

  • Of the eligible men there Mr. Cecil Underwood seemed, on enquiry, to be the most eligible.

British Dictionary definitions for Cecil

Cecil

/ˈsɛsəl; ˈsɪs-/
noun
1.
Lord David. 1902–86, English literary critic and biographer
2.
Robert. See (3rd Marquess of) Salisbury2
3.
William. See (William Cecil) Burghley
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Word Origin and History for Cecil

masc. proper name, from Latin Caecilius (fem. Caecilia), name of a Roman gens, from caecus "blind."

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Slang definitions & phrases for Cecil

Cecil

noun

Cocaine (1930s+ Narcotics)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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