Try Our Apps


Famous Last Words

George III

1738–1820, king of England 1760–1820 (grandson of George II). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for George III
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • George III remarked that he was not aware that any apology was needed for that book.

  • George III lost not only his revolted colonies, but also the dearer prize for which he fought, personal government.

    The Siege of Boston Allen French
  • George III was ill-fitted by nature to deal with the crisis.

  • George III made sea-bathing popular and it was supposed to be good for one's health.

  • George III discarded the low boots and leggings for knee-boots, but these were soon given up for low boots and long trousers.

    Chats on Military Curios Stanley C. Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for George III

George III

1738–1820, king of Great Britain and Ireland (1760–1820) and of Hanover (1814–20). During his reign the American colonies were lost. He became insane in 1811, and his son acted as regent for the rest of the reign
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
George III in Culture

George III definition

The king of Britain during the American Revolutionary War. He was known for insisting on royal privilege. The stubbornness of George and of his government officials is often blamed for the loss of the thirteen colonies that became the United States. In Britain itself, however, prosperity increased greatly while he was king, and Canada and India were made British possessions.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for George III

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for George

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for george iii