Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

Macpherson

[muh k-fur-suh n]
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. James,1736–96, Scottish author and translator.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for macpherson

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

  • That individual, I found out, was a Scotchman of the name of Macpherson.

    Adventures and Recollections

    Bill o'th' Hoylus End

  • I recognised it as belonging to Macpherson, of Hobart, who was in the habit of letting it out.

  • At length Hugh referred to the object of his application to MacPherson.

    David Elginbrod

    George MacDonald

  • As it was, ere he had time to suffocate, MacPherson was on the spot.

    Earth's Enigmas

    Charles G. D. Roberts

  • Nothing could make them forget what MacPherson had just done.

    Earth's Enigmas

    Charles G. D. Roberts


British Dictionary definitions for macpherson

Macpherson

noun
  1. James. 1736–96, Scottish poet and translator. He published supposed translations of the legendary Gaelic poet Ossian, in reality largely his own work
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