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Stephen

[stee-vuh n]
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noun
  1. Saint,died a.d. c35, first Christian martyr.
  2. Saint,c975–1038, first king of Hungary 997–1038.
  3. Stephen of Blois, 1097?–1154, king of England 1135–54.
  4. Sir Leslie,1832–1904, English critic, biographer, and philosopher.
  5. a male given name.
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Stephen I

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  1. Saint,died a.d. 257?, pope 254–257.
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Stephen II

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  1. died a.d. 757, pope 752–757.
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Stephen III

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  1. died a.d. 772, pope 768–772.
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Stephen IV

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  1. died a.d. 817, pope 816–817.
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Stephen V

noun
  1. died a.d. 891, pope 885–891.
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Stephen VI

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  1. died a.d. 897, pope 896–897.
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Stephen VII

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  1. died a.d. 931, pope 928–931.
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Stephen VIII

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  1. died a.d. 942, pope 939–942.
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Stephen IX

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  1. died 1058, pope 1057–58.
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Stephen

noun
  1. ?1097–1154, king of England (1135–54); grandson of William the Conqueror. He seized the throne on the death of Henry I, causing civil war with Henry's daughter Matilda. He eventually recognized her son (later Henry II) as his successor
  2. Saint. died ?35 ad, the first Christian martyr. Feast day: Dec 26 or 27
  3. Saint, Hungarian name István. ?975–1038 ad, first king of Hungary as Stephen I (997–1038). Feast day: Aug 16 or 20
  4. Sir Leslie. 1832–1904, English biographer, critic, and first editor of the Dictionary of National Biography; father of the novelist Virginia Woolf
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Word Origin and History for stephen

Stephen

masc. proper name, from Latin Stephanus, from Greek Stephanos, from stephanos "crown, garland." Exclusively a monk's name in Old English, it became common after the Conquest.

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