- an award given annually in various categories of mystery writing.
Origin of Edgar1
First recorded in 1945–50; named after Edgar Allan Poe
- a male given name: from Old English words meaning “rich, happy” and “spear.”
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Examples from the Web for edgar
Meanwhile, Edgar had returned to Cuba after that 2001 tour and continued to make music.
Seventeen-year-old Edgar Gonzalez formed one half of the group Doble Filo.
Cuban hip-hop has evolved as well, both Edgar and Julio talk about the band Los Aldeanos as the new generation of Cuban hip-hop.
Edgar was invited to study at the Berkeley School of Music in Boston and at NYU in New York City.
Like Edgar, he remembers a unique time when American rappers came down and performed at the Primer Festival de Rap Cubano.
She waved her hand to Edgar Vaughan, with a gesture of ethereal triumph.Sylph Etherege
Some one said of Edgar Allan Poe that he did not know enough to be a great poet.The American Mind
Lemuel and Edgar had always had a room together, but now Bemis was to have a cot there also.Fair Harbor</p>
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
Captain Thad had had an Uncle Edgar, who had been very kind to him when a boy.
At first he was called "Edgar" by his father and "Wilfred" by his mother.
- 944–975 ad, king of Mercia and Northumbria (957–975) and of England (959–975)
- ?1074–1107, king of Scotland (1097–1107), fourth son of Malcolm III. He overthrew his uncle Donald to gain the throne
- David. born 1948, British dramatist, noted for political plays such as Destiny (1976), Maydays (1983), and Albert Speer (1999): he adapted (1980) Nicholas Nickleby and (1991) Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde for the RSC
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Word Origin and History for edgar
masc. proper name, from Old English Ead-gar, literally "prosperity-spear," from ead "prosperity" + gar (see gar).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper