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Morgan1

[mawr-guh n]
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noun
  1. one of a breed of light carriage and saddle horses descended from the stallion Justin Morgan.
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Origin of Morgan1

First recorded in 1865–70; named after the original sire owned by Justin Morgan (1747–98), a New England teacher

Morgan2

[mawr-guh n]
noun
  1. Charles Lang·bridge [lang-brij] /ˈlæŋˌbrɪdʒ/, 1894–1958, English novelist and critic.
  2. Daniel,1736–1802, American Revolutionary general.
  3. Sir Henry,1635?–88, Welsh buccaneer in the Americas.
  4. John Hunt,1826–64, Confederate general in the American Civil War.
  5. J(ohn) P(ier·pont) [peer-pont] /ˈpɪər pɒnt/, 1837–1913, U.S. financier and philanthropist.
  6. his sonJohn Pierpont,1867–1943, U.S. financier.
  7. Julia,1872–1957, U.S. architect.
  8. Lewis Henry,1818–81, U.S. ethnologist and anthropologist.
  9. Thomas Hunt,1866–1945, U.S. zoologist: Nobel Prize in medicine 1933.
  10. a male or female given name.
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De Morgan

[di mawr-guh n]
noun
  1. Augustus,1806–71, English mathematician and logician.
  2. William Frend [frend] /frɛnd/, 1839–1917, English novelist and ceramist.
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  • "He certainly is not lacking in audacity," thought Mr. Morgan.

    Brave and Bold

    Horatio Alger

  • Mrs. Morgan gave Robert a reception as warm as her husband had done.

    Brave and Bold

    Horatio Alger

  • "I suspect that I have been deceived," said Mr. Morgan, gravely.

    Brave and Bold

    Horatio Alger

  • Besides, Mr. Morgan offered to resign his seat in the House of Commons in his favor.

    The Grand Old Man

    Richard B. Cook

  • Morgan, with his two regiments and body guard, ran without firing a shot.

    Ridgeway

    Scian Dubh


British Dictionary definitions for morgan

Morgan1

noun
  1. an American breed of small compact saddle horse
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Word Origin

C19: named after Justin Morgan (1747–98), American owner of the original sire

Morgan2

noun
  1. Edwin (George). (1920–2010), Scottish poet, noted esp for his collection The Second Life (1968) and his many concrete and visual poems; appointed Scottish national poet 2004
  2. Sir Henry. 1635–88, Welsh buccaneer, who raided Spanish colonies in the West Indies for the English
  3. John Pierpont. 1837–1913, US financier, philanthropist, and art collector
  4. (Hywel) Rhodri (ˈrɒdrɪ). born 1939, Welsh Labour politician; first minister of Wales (2000–09)
  5. Thomas Hunt. 1866–1945, US biologist. He formulated the chromosome theory of heredity. Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1933
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Word Origin and History for morgan

Morgan

surname, a very old Celtic name. As a type of horse, 1840, named for Justin Morgan (1747-1798), Vermont horse-breeder and music teacher; the breed was developed from a stallion he owned.

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morgan in Medicine

morgan

(môrgən)
n.
  1. A unit for expressing the relative distance between genes on a chromosome based on the frequency with which the genes cross over; one unit equals a theoretical crossover value of 100 percent between two loci.
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Morgan

Thomas Hunt 1866-1945
  1. American biologist. He won a 1933 Nobel Prize for establishing the chromosome theory of heredity by his studies of the fruit fly Drosophila.
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morgan in Science

Morgan

[môrgən]
  1. American zoologist whose experiments with fruit flies demonstrated that hereditary traits are carried by genes on chromosomes and that traits can cross over from one chromosome to another. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine in 1933.
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