Shaw

[shaw]

noun


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British Dictionary definitions for anna shaw

shaw

1

noun

archaic, or dialect a small wood; thicket; copse

Word Origin for shaw

Old English sceaga; related to Old Norse skagi tip, skaga to jut out, skōgr forest, skegg beard

shaw

2

verb

to show

noun

a show
the part of a potato plant that is above ground

Shaw

noun

Artie, original name Arthur Arshawsky. 1910–2004, US jazz clarinetist, band leader, and composer
George Bernard, often known as GBS. 1856–1950, Irish dramatist and critic, in England from 1876. He was an active socialist and became a member of the Fabian Society but his major works are effective as satiric attacks rather than political tracts. These include Arms and the Man (1894), Candida (1894), Man and Superman (1903), Major Barbara (1905), Pygmalion (1913), Back to Methuselah (1921), and St Joan (1923): Nobel prize for literature 1925
Richard Norman. 1831–1912, English architect
Thomas Edward. the name assumed by (T. E.) Lawrence after 1927
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Word Origin and History for anna shaw

shaw

n.

"strip of wood forming the border of a field," 1570s, from Old English sceaga "copse," cognate with North Frisian skage "farthest edge of cultivated land," Old Norse skage "promontory," and perhaps with Old English sceaga "rough matted hair" (see shag (n.)). The Old English word also is the source of the surname Shaw (attested from late 12c.) and its related forms.

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