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Lloyd

[loid] /lɔɪd/
noun
1.
Welsh Legend. Llwyd.
2.
Harold (Clayton)
[kleyt-n] /ˈkleɪt n/ (Show IPA),
1894–1971, U.S. actor.
3.
(John) Selwyn (Brooke)
[sel-win] /ˈsɛl wɪn/ (Show IPA),
1904–78, British statesman.
4.
a male given name: from a Welsh word meaning “gray.”.

Lloyd's

[loidz] /lɔɪdz/
noun
1.
an association of independent English insurance underwriters, founded in London about 1688, originally engaged in underwriting only marine risks but now also issuing policies on almost every type of insurance.
Origin of Lloyd's
named after Edward Lloyd, 17th-century owner of a London coffeehouse that was frequented by insurers against sea risk
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  • Put a clean dress on Lloyd if you are going to take her out.

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  • What a comfort she has been all my life, first as my nurse, and now as Lloyd's!

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  • Lloyd clapped her hands and spun around the room like a top.

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  • He was convinced by what she told him that both Lloyd and her mother were unduly alarmed.

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  • As soon as Lloyd began to realize what was happening, her face grew radiant.

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British Dictionary definitions for Lloyd

Lloyd

/lɔɪd/
noun
1.
Clive (Hubert). born 1944, West Indian (Guyanese) cricketer; played in 110 tests (1966–84), scoring 7,515 runs; captained the West Indies in 74 tests and to two World Cup wins (1975, 1979)
2.
Harold (Clayton). 1893–1971, US comic film actor
3.
Marie, real name Matilda Alice Victoria Wood. 1870–1922, English music-hall entertainer

Lloyd's

/lɔɪdz/
noun
1.
an association of London underwriters, set up in the late 17th century. Originally concerned exclusively with marine insurance and a shipping information service, it now subscribes a variety of insurance policies and publishes a daily list (Lloyd's List) of shipping data and news
Word Origin
C17: named after Edward Lloyd (died ?1726) at whose coffee house in London the underwriters originally carried on their business
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Word Origin and History for Lloyd

male proper name, from Welsh Llwyd, literally "gray," from PIE *pel- "pale" (see pallor). Lloyd's, meaning the London-based association of marine underwriters, is first recorded as such 1805, from Lloyd's Coffee House, Tower Street, London, opened in 1688 by Edward Lloyd, who supplied shipping information to his patrons.

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