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St. George

a town in SW Utah.

St. George's

[jawr-jiz] /ˈdʒɔr dʒɪz/
a seaport on and the capital of Grenada, in the SW part.


[gri-ney-duh] /grɪˈneɪ də/
one of the Windward Islands, in the E West Indies.
an independent country comprising this island and the S Grenadines: a former British colony; gained independence 1974: scene of invasion by U.S. and Caribbean forces 1983. 133 sq. mi. (344 sq. km).
Capital: St. George's.
a town in central Mississippi.
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[gri-ney-dee-uh n] /grɪˈneɪ di ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective, noun
Can be confused
Granada, Grenada.


[jawrj; for 4 also German gey-ohr-guh] /dʒɔrdʒ; for 4 also German geɪˈoʊr gə/
David Lloyd, Lloyd George, David.
Henry, 1839–97, U.S. economist: advocate of a single tax.
Saint, died a.d. 303? Christian martyr: patron saint of England.
Stefan Anton
[shte-fahn ahn-tohn] /ˈʃtɛ fɑn ˈɑn toʊn/ (Show IPA),
1868–1933, German poet.
Lake, a lake in E New York. 36 miles (58 km) long.
a river in NE Quebec, Canada, flowing N from the Labrador border to Ungava Bay. 350 miles (563 km) long.
a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “farmer.”. Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for St. George
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  • Mr. St. George puts my heart in a flutter, when he asks will I have ice or cream.

  • Our passengers were strolling along St. George Street when we met them.

    Down South Oliver Optic
  • Already he has put to death seven envoys who came to treat for peace, and they were only St. George peasants.

    Manasseh Maurus Jokai
  • "Let's try somewhere else, then," said St. George, patiently.

    Dream Days Kenneth Grahame
  • Fenwick, as soon as he saw Lord St. George, accosted him before he spoke to the others.

    The Vicar of Bullhampton Anthony Trollope
  • But he tried to laugh it off, because he was really fond of St. George.

  • I used one of these cylinders at St. George's Hall some years ago.

    Water Wizardry Arthur Ainslie
British Dictionary definitions for St. George


David Lloyd. See Lloyd George
Sir Edward (Alan John), known as Eddie. 1938–2009, British economist, governor of the Bank of England (1993–2003)
Henry. 1839–97, US economist: advocated a single tax on land values, esp in Progress and Poverty (1879)
Saint. died ?303 ad, Christian martyr, the patron saint of England; the hero of a legend in which he slew a dragon. Feast day: April 23
(German) (ɡeˈɔrɡə). Stefan (Anton) (ˈʃtɛfan). 1868–1933, German poet and aesthete. Influenced by the French Symbolists, esp Mallarmé and later by Nietzsche, he sought for an idealized purity of form in his verse. He refused Nazi honours and went into exile in 1933


(Brit, informal) the automatic pilot in an aircraft
Word Origin
C20: originally a slang name for an airman


an island state in the Caribbean, in the Windward Islands: formerly a British colony (1783–1967); since 1974 an independent state within the Commonwealth; occupied by US troops (1983–85); mainly agricultural. Official language: English. Religion: Christian majority. Currency: East Caribbean dollar. Capital: St George's. Pop: 109 590 (2013 est). Area: 344 sq km (133 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for St. George


W. Indies island, discovered by Columbus Aug, 15, 1498, and named by him Concepción, the place later was renamed for the old Spanish kingdom or city of Granada, which is said to be from Latin granatum "pomegranate," either from fruit grown in the region or from some fancied resemblance. Others connect the name to Moorish karnattah. The Roman name, Illiberis, is said to be Iberian and represent cognates of Basque hiri "town" + berri "new," and survive in the name of the surrounding Sierra Elvira.


masc. personal name, from Late Latin Georgius, from Greek Georgos "husbandman, farmer," from ge "earth" + ergon "work" (see urge (v.)).

The name introduced in England by the Crusaders (a vision of St. George played a key role in the First Crusade), but not common until after the Hanoverian succession (18c.). St. George began to be recognized as patron of England in time of Edward III, perhaps because of his association with the Order of the Garter (see garter). His feast day, April 23, was made a holiday in 1222. The legend of his combat with the dragon is first found in "Legenda Aurea" (13c.). The exclamation by (St.) George! is recorded from 1590s.

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St. George in Culture
Grenada [(gruh-nay-duh)]

Nation in the West Indies, about one hundred miles off the coast of South America. Its capital and largest city is St. George's.

Note: In 1983, President Ronald Reagan of the United States ordered an invasion of the island, allegedly to protect some one thousand American citizens from Cuban military personnel on the island.
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Slang definitions & phrases for St. George



To invite to sexual activity; proposition: One of the girls georged him, just for kicks (1950s+ Black)



(also george) Excellent; great; superb: She's real George all the way (1951+ Teenagers)


by george (1731+)


  1. The automatic pilot of an aircraft (1931+ British aviators)
  2. A theater usher (1950s+ Rock and roll)

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let george do it

[aviation sense because George became the term for any airman in the British forces, like ''Jack'' for a sailor and ''Tommy'' for a soldier]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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