Edgar

1
[ed-ger]

Origin of Edgar

1
First recorded in 1945–50; named after Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar

2
[ed-ger]
noun
  1. a male given name: from Old English words meaning “rich, happy” and “spear.”
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Examples from the Web for edgar

Contemporary Examples of edgar

  • Meanwhile, Edgar had returned to Cuba after that 2001 tour and continued to make music.

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    Cuban Hip-Hop Was Born in Alamar

    Daniel Levin

    December 26, 2014

  • Seventeen-year-old Edgar Gonzalez formed one half of the group Doble Filo.

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    Cuban Hip-Hop Was Born in Alamar

    Daniel Levin

    December 26, 2014

  • Cuban hip-hop has evolved as well, both Edgar and Julio talk about the band Los Aldeanos as the new generation of Cuban hip-hop.

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    Cuban Hip-Hop Was Born in Alamar

    Daniel Levin

    December 26, 2014

  • Like Edgar, he remembers a unique time when American rappers came down and performed at the Primer Festival de Rap Cubano.

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    Cuban Hip-Hop Was Born in Alamar

    Daniel Levin

    December 26, 2014

  • Edgar was invited to study at the Berkeley School of Music in Boston and at NYU in New York City.

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Historical Examples of edgar

  • She waved her hand to Edgar Vaughan, with a gesture of ethereal triumph.

    Sylph Etherege

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • Some one said of Edgar Allan Poe that he did not know enough to be a great poet.

  • Lemuel and Edgar had always had a room together, but now Bemis was to have a cot there also.

    Fair Harbor

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln

  • Captain Thad had had an Uncle Edgar, who had been very kind to him when a boy.

    Shavings

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • At first he was called "Edgar" by his father and "Wilfred" by his mother.

    Shavings

    Joseph C. Lincoln


British Dictionary definitions for edgar

Edgar

noun
  1. 944–975 ad, king of Mercia and Northumbria (957–975) and of England (959–975)
  2. ?1074–1107, king of Scotland (1097–1107), fourth son of Malcolm III. He overthrew his uncle Donald to gain the throne
  3. David. born 1948, British dramatist, noted for political plays such as Destiny (1976), Maydays (1983), and Albert Speer (1999): he adapted (1980) Nicholas Nickleby and (1991) Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde for the RSC
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for edgar

Edgar

masc. proper name, from Old English Ead-gar, literally "prosperity-spear," from ead "prosperity" + gar (see gar).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper