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Horace

[hawr-is, hor-]
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noun
  1. Quintus Horatius Flaccus, 65–8 b.c., Roman poet and satirist.
  2. a male given name.
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  • At the breakfast-table, comfortably near the hearth, sat Horace Milbrey.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • Horace Milbrey sits alone in his gloomy, high-ceilinged library.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • In 1772 Horace Walpole compressed the glories of the place into a few sentences. '

  • By the statue of Horace Greeley I stood a moment irresolute.

  • And he added, "'Horace was the son of a shopkeeper'—Horace who?"

    Ruggles of Red Gap

    Harry Leon Wilson


British Dictionary definitions for horace

Horace

noun
  1. Latin name Quintus Horatius Flaccus. 65–8 bc, Roman poet and satirist: his verse includes the lyrics in the Epodes and the Odes, the Epistles and Satires, and the Ars Poetica
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Word Origin and History for horace

Horace

masc. proper name, from French, from Latin Horatius, name of a Roman gens. The poet was Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65-8 B.C.E.). The form Horatio is influenced by the Italian version of the name, Orazio.

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horace in Culture

Horace

An ancient Roman poet, known for his odes. Horace insisted that poetry should offer both pleasure and instruction.

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