- Edmond,1672–1769, English authority and writer on card games.
- Sir Fred,1915–2001, British astronomer, mathematician, and educator.
- according to Hoyle, according to the rules or to the authority; correctly.
Examples from the Web for hoyle
Ironically, in this dispute, the atheist Hoyle was on the side of the pope in seeing a linkage between the Big Bang and God.Evangelicals Still Don’t Know What to Do With the Big Bang
Karl W. Giberson
March 23, 2014
Hoyle is at work on a new book about counterinsurgency and the U.S. military.Obama's Afghanistan Surprise
November 19, 2008
That afternoon, her aunt Margarine, Mrs. Hoyle, came to call.The Talking Horse
Clearly a case of adding Hoyle to the flames of controversy.
No; at least I devoted myself to other games, and my Hoyle was forgotten.Dust
He dealt the cards in his turn, correctly, and played according to Hoyle.Insomnia; and Other Disorders of Sleep
Henry M. Lyman
Both had then for some time been members of the Royal Society, and both were friends of Hoyle.Locke
- an authoritative book of rules for card games
- Sir Fred. 1915–2001, English astronomer and writer: his books include The Nature of the Universe (1950) and Frontiers of Astronomy (1955), and science-fiction writings
Word Origin and History for hoyle
cited as a typical authority on card or board games, in reference to Edmond Hoyle (1672-1769), author of several works on card-playing. The surname, according to Bardsley, represents a Northern English dialectal pronunciation of hole. "In Yorks and Lancashire hole is still dialectically hoyle. Any one who lived in a round hollow or pit would be Thomas or Ralph in the Hoyle." ["Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames," London, 1901]
Idioms and Phrases with hoyle
see according to Hoyle.