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Eliot

[el-ee-uh t, el-yuh t]
noun
  1. Charles William,1834–1926, U.S. educator: president of Harvard University 1869–1909.
  2. GeorgeMary Ann Evans, 1819–80, English novelist.
  3. Johnthe Apostle of the Indians, 1604–90, American colonial missionary.
  4. Sir John,1592–1632, English statesman.
  5. T(homas) S(tearns) [sturnz] /stɜrnz/, 1888–1965, British poet and critic, born in the U.S.: Nobel Prize 1948.
  6. a male given name, form of Elias.
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Eliot

noun
  1. George, real name Mary Ann Evans. 1819–80, English novelist, noted for her analysis of provincial Victorian society. Her best-known novels include Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), and Middlemarch (1872)
  2. Sir John. 1592–1632, English statesman, a leader of parliamentary opposition to Charles I
  3. T (homas) S (tearns). 1888–1965, British poet, dramatist, and critic, born in the US His poetry includes Prufrock and Other Observations (1917), The Waste Land (1922), Ash Wednesday (1930), and Four Quartets (1943). Among his verse plays are Murder in the Cathedral (1935), The Family Reunion (1939), The Cocktail Party (1950), and The Confidential Clerk (1954): Nobel prize for literature 1948
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Word Origin and History for eliot

Eliot

surname, Old French diminutive of Elias (French Elie; see Elijah) + -ot. It absorbed the Anglo-Saxon proper names Æðelgeat and Ælfweald "Elf-ruler."

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