[ chad-wik ]

  1. Florence (May), 1918–1995, U.S. long-distance swimmer.

  2. Henry, 1824–1908, U.S. sportswriter and baseball pioneer, born in England.

  1. George Whitefield, 1854–1931, U.S. composer.

  2. James, 1891–1974, English physicist: discoverer of the neutron; Nobel Prize 1935.

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How to use Chadwick in a sentence

  • Chadwick also works beautifully with Oliver Litondo, who plays the stubborn octogenarian student.

    Will Brits Own the Oscars? | Stephen Farber | September 9, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Bill Chadwick, another classmate of mine, came up from downtown, and met us at the church door.

    The Idyl of Twin Fires | Walter Prichard Eaton
  • Mr. Chadwick seemed to know Mrs. Sheila; at any rate, he shook hands with her and called her by name.

    The Wreckers | Francis Lynde
  • "Fictitious values doubtless have something to do with it at the present stage of the game," Mr. Chadwick admitted.

    The Wreckers | Francis Lynde
  • I had known well enough, when Mr. Norcross had turned the new offer down, that Mr. Chadwick wasn't going to let it go at that.

    The Wreckers | Francis Lynde
  • Thanks to those infernal blunderers Clanahan sent us last night, Chadwick was with them.

    The Wreckers | Francis Lynde

British Dictionary definitions for Chadwick


/ (ˈtʃædwɪk) /

  1. Sir Edwin. 1800–90, British social reformer, known for his Report on the Sanitary Condition of the Labouring Population of Great Britain (1842)

  2. Sir James. 1891–1974, British physicist: discovered the neutron (1932): Nobel prize for physics 1935

  1. Lynn (Russell). 1914–2003, British sculptor in metal

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Scientific definitions for Chadwick


[ chădwĭk ]

  1. British physicist who in 1932 discovered the neutron. For this work, he received the 1935 Nobel Prize for chemistry.

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