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Wagner

[wag-ner for 1, 4, 5; vahg-ner or, German, vahg-nuhr for 2, 3]
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  1. Ho·nus [hoh-nuh s] /ˈhoʊ nəs/, John Peter, 1874–1955, U.S. baseball player.
  2. Ot·to [ot-oh; German awt-oh] /ˈɒt oʊ; German ˈɔt oʊ/, 1841–1918, Austrian architect.
  3. Rich·ard [rich-erd; German rikh-ahrt] /ˈrɪtʃ ərd; German ˈrɪx ɑrt/, 1813–83, German composer.
  4. Robert F(erdinand),1877–1953, U.S. politician.
  5. his sonRobert F(erdinand), Jr.,1910–91, U.S. politician: mayor of New York City 1954–65.
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  • Lit up some when Mr. Wagner sent him one of his love letters.

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    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • Across the Street, Mr. Wagner wrote something in the dark and then lighted a match.

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    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • At that name she turned to me and exclaimed, "Do you like Wagner?"

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt

  • The disciples had spent their all for the master whom they loved as they hated the name of Wagner.

    Melomaniacs

    James Huneker

  • They one and all hated Wagner, adoring Chopin's magic music.

    Melomaniacs

    James Huneker


British Dictionary definitions for wagner

Wagner

noun
  1. Otto. 1841–1918, Austrian architect, whose emphasis on function and structure in such buildings as the Post Office Savings Bank, Vienna (1904–06), influenced the development of modern architecture
  2. (Wilhelm) Richard (ˈrɪçart). 1813–83, German romantic composer noted chiefly for his invention of the music drama. His cycle of four such dramas The Ring of the Nibelung was produced at his own theatre in Bayreuth in 1876. His other operas include Tannhäuser (1845; revised 1861), Tristan and Isolde (1865), and Parsifal (1882)
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