Baldwin I


1058–1118, king of Jerusalem 1100–18: fought in the first crusade. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • A glimpse at this might have disillusioned Baldwin of his belief that, near to Stuart in years, he was also near in understanding.

    Twos and Threes

    G. B. Stern

  • "There's bound to be some good ones in every bunch," returned Mr. Baldwin.

    When A Man's A Man

    Harold Bell Wright

  • “Well—yes, I have set my heart upon something of that sort, Baldwin,” answered the youth.

    Under the Waves

    R M Ballantyne

  • Hence some years ago Mr. Baldwin planned to erect a new hotel near the site of the old one.

    The Lake of the Sky

    George Wharton James

  • The telephone-bell was ringing, and Baldwin twisted his chair to bring himself within reach of the desk set.

    The Real Man

    Francis Lynde

British Dictionary definitions for baldwin



James Arthur . 1924–87, US Black writer, whose works include the novel Go Tell it on the Mountain (1954)
Stanley, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley. 1867–1947, British Conservative statesman: prime minister (1923–24, 1924–29, 1935–37)

Baldwin I


1058–1118, crusader and first king of Jerusalem (1100–18), who captured Acre (1104), Beirut (1109), and Sidon (1110)
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Word Origin and History for baldwin


masc. proper name, from Old French Baldoin (Modern French Baudouin), from a Germanic source, cf. Old High German Baldawin, literally "bold friend," from bald "bold" (see bold) + wini "friend" (see win). A popular Flemish name, common in England before and after the Conquest.

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