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Silvester

[sil-ves-ter]
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noun
  1. a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “of the woodland.”

Sylvester I

or Silvester I

noun
  1. Saint,died a.d. 335, pope 314–335.

Sylvester II

or Silvester II

noun
  1. Gerbert, died 1003, French ecclesiastic: pope 999–1003.

Silvester I

noun
  1. Sylvester I.

Silvester II

noun
  1. Sylvester II.
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Examples from the Web for silvester

Historical Examples

  • With that hateful Captain Silvester lying in wait to—to make love to me!

    The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories

    Ethel M. Dell

  • "I choose Miss Silvester," she said—with a special emphasis laid on the name.

    Man and Wife

    Wilkie Collins

  • A flush appeared on the delicate paleness of Miss Silvester's face.

    Man and Wife

    Wilkie Collins

  • As he made the reply, Miss Silvester appeared at the entrance to the summer-house.

    Man and Wife

    Wilkie Collins

  • Have you heard what Blanche has been saying to me about Miss Silvester?

    Man and Wife

    Wilkie Collins


British Dictionary definitions for silvester

Sylvester II

noun
  1. original name Gerbert of Aurillac. c. 940–1003 ad, French ecclesiastic and scholar; pope (999–1003): noted for his achievements in mathematics and astronomy
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