- George Gordon, Lord6th Baron Byron, 1788–1824, English poet.
- a male given name.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for byron
This is a place where Byron York is a celebrity, Andrew Breitbart a fallen hero, and Ronald Reagan a God.CPAC: Come for the Crazy, Stay for the Party
March 7, 2014
Like all Western interventionists, Byron made his share of miscalculations and blunders.
Hardly an apologist for Vienna, Byron still found these tracts too extreme and in need of censoring.
That Byron himself had been raised a Scotsman and a Calvinist placed him from birth slightly askew from the ruling British elite.
Exile had also given Byron his first taste of insurrection and intrigue.
Byron was a symbolic figure, but his relations were to the passion of his age and its weariness of passion.De Profundis
Dr. Waddell prefers him to Cowper and Byron as a letter-writer.
Neither Gray, nor Cowper, nor Byron commanded so wide a circle.
Byron was fond of cats: in his establishment at Ravenna he had five of them.Concerning Cats
Helen M. Winslow
One of his legs was shorter than the other, as was the case with Byron.A Hero of Our Time
M. Y. Lermontov
- George Gordon, 6th Baron. 1788–1824, British Romantic poet, noted also for his passionate and disastrous love affairs. His major works include Childe Harold's Pilgrimage (1812–18), and Don Juan (1819–24). He spent much of his life abroad and died while fighting for Greek independence
- British mathematician who collaborated with Charles Babbage in the development of the analytical engine, an early computer. Byron's most important contribution was the compilation of detailed notations about how the machine could be programmed.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.