- 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.
Like Edgar, he remembers a unique time when American rappers came down and performed at the Primer Festival de Rap Cubano.
Edgar was invited to study at the Berkeley School of Music in Boston and at NYU in New York City.
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
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
At first he was called "Edgar" by his father and "Wilfred" by his mother.
Captain Thad had had an Uncle Edgar, who had been very kind to him when a boy.
- 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