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[skot] /skɒt/
Barbara Ann, 1928–2012, Canadian figure skater.
[dred] /drɛd/ (Show IPA),
1795?–1858, a black slave whose suit for freedom (1857) was denied by the U.S. Supreme Court (Dred Scott Decision) on the grounds that a slave was not a citizen and therefore could not sue in a federal court.
Duncan Campbell, 1862–1947, Canadian poet and public official.
Sir George Gilbert, 1811–78, English architect.
his grandson, Sir Giles Gilbert, 1880–1960, English architect.
Robert Falcon
[fawl-kuh n,, fal-,, faw-kuh n] /ˈfɔl kən,, ˈfæl-,, ˈfɔ kən/ (Show IPA),
1868–1912, British naval officer and antarctic explorer.
Sir Walter, 1771–1832, Scottish novelist and poet.
[win-feeld] /ˈwɪnˌfild/ (Show IPA),
1786–1866, U.S. general.
a male given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Yet who can be to the present generation even what Scott has been to the past?

  • Scott Gholson was the only one of us who could give that wretch that title.

    The Cavalier George Washington Cable
  • This was in consequence of an attempt by General Scott to advance upon Richmond.

    The Nation in a Nutshell George Makepeace Towle
  • Dryden and Scott were not known as authors until each was in his fortieth year.

    Self-Help Samuel Smiles
  • Scott opened his arms to her, but kept his eyes on White Fang.

    White Fang Jack London
British Dictionary definitions for Scott


Sir George Gilbert. 1811–78, British architect, prominent in the Gothic revival. He restored many churches and cathedrals and designed the Albert Memorial (1863) and St Pancras Station (1865)
his grandson, Sir Giles Gilbert. 1880–1960, British architect, whose designs include the Anglican cathedral in Liverpool (1904–78) and the new Waterloo Bridge (1939–45)
Paul (Mark). 1920–78, British novelist, who is best known for the series of novels known as the "Raj Quartet": The Jewel in the Crown (1966), The Day of the Scorpion (1968), The Towers of Silence (1972), and A Division of the Spoils (1975). Staying On (1977) won the Booker Prize
Sir Peter (Markham). 1909–89, British naturalist, wildlife artist, and conservationist, noted esp for his paintings of birds. He founded (1946) the Slimbridge refuge for waterfowl in Gloucestershire
his father, Robert Falcon. 1868–1912, British naval officer and explorer of the Antarctic. He commanded two Antarctic expeditions (1901–04; 1910–12) and reached the South Pole on Jan 18, 1912, shortly after Amundsen; he and the rest of his party died on the return journey
Sir Walter. 1771–1832, Scottish romantic novelist and poet. He is remembered chiefly for the "Waverley" historical novels, including Waverley (1814), Rob Roy (1817), The Heart of Midlothian (1818), inspired by Scottish folklore and history, and Ivanhoe (1819), Kenilworth (1821), Quentin Durward (1823), and Redgauntlet (1824). His narrative poems include The Lay of the Last Minstrel (1805), Marmion (1808), and The Lady of the Lake (1810)
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Word Origin and History for Scott

surname, by early 12c., from Old English Scott (see Scot); also a personal name in Old English

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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