[ ahr-ther ]

  1. Chester Alan, 1830–86, 21st president of the U.S. 1881–85.

  2. legendary king in ancient Britain: leader of the Knights of the Round Table.

  1. a male given name.

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British Dictionary definitions for Arthur


/ (ˈɑːθə) /

  1. a legendary king of the Britons in the sixth century ad, who led Celtic resistance against the Saxons: possibly based on a historical figure; represented as leader of the Knights of the Round Table at Camelot

  2. Chester Alan. 1830–86, 21st president of the US (1881–85)

  1. not know whether one is Arthur or Martha Australian and NZ informal to be in a state of confusion

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