Elizabeth

[ ih-liz-uh-buh th ]
/ ɪˈlɪz ə bəθ /
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noun

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Elizabeth I


noun

Elizabeth Tudor, 1533–1603, queen of England 1558–1603 (successor of Mary I; daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn).

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Elizabeth II


noun

Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, born 1926, queen of Great Britain since 1952 (daughter of George VI).

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Russell

[ ruhs-uh l ]
/ ˈrʌs əl /

noun

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Elizabeth

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/ (ɪˈlɪzəbəθ) /

noun

a city in NE New Jersey, on Newark Bay. Pop: 123 215 (2003 est)
a town in SE South Australia, part of Adelaide. Pop: 26 428 (2006)

British Dictionary definitions for elizabeth (2 of 5)

Elizabeth

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/ (ɪˈlɪzəbəθ) /

noun

Saint Elizabeth or Saint Elisabeth New Testament the wife of Zacharias, mother of John the Baptist, and kinswoman of the Virgin Mary. Feast day: Nov 5 or 8
pen name Carmen Sylva. 1843–1916, queen of Romania (1881–1914) and author
Russian name Yelizaveta Petrovna. 1709–62, empress of Russia (1741–62); daughter of Peter the Great
title the Queen Mother; original name Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. 1900–2002, queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1936–52) as the wife of George VI; mother of Elizabeth II

British Dictionary definitions for elizabeth (3 of 5)

Elizabeth II


noun

born 1926, queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from 1952; daughter of George VI

British Dictionary definitions for elizabeth (4 of 5)

Elizabeth I


noun

1533–1603, queen of England (1558–1603); daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. She established the Church of England (1559) and put an end to Catholic plots, notably by executing Mary Queen of Scots (1587) and defeating the Spanish Armada (1588). Her reign was notable for commercial growth, maritime expansion, and the flourishing of literature, music, and architecture

British Dictionary definitions for elizabeth (5 of 5)

Russell

/ (ˈrʌsəl) /

noun

Bertrand (Arthur William), 3rd Earl. 1872–1970, British philosopher and mathematician. His books include Principles of Mathematics (1903), Principia Mathematica (1910–13) with A. N. Whitehead, Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy (1919), The Problems of Philosophy (1912), The Analysis of Mind (1921), and An Enquiry into Meaning and Truth (1940): Nobel prize for literature 1950
George William pen name æ . 1867–1935, Irish poet and journalist
Henry Norris . 1877–1957, US astronomer and astrophysicist, who originated one form of the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram
John, 1st Earl. 1792–1878, British statesman; prime minister (1846–52; 1865–66). He led the campaign to carry the 1832 Reform Act
Ken . 1927–2011, British film director. His films include Women in Love (1969), The Music Lovers (1970), The Boy Friend (1971), Valentino (1977), Gothic (1986), and The Rainbow (1989)
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Science definitions for elizabeth

Russell

[ rŭsəl ]
Henry Norris 1877-1957

American astronomer who studied binary stars and developed methods to calculate their mass and distances. Working independently of Ejnar Hertzsprung, Russell also demonstrated the relationship between types of stars and their absolute magnitude. This correlation is now known as the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram.
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Culture definitions for elizabeth (1 of 2)

Elizabeth I


A queen of England in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries; a brilliant and crafty ruler who presided over the Renaissance in England. Her reign, the Elizabethan period, was a time of notable triumphs in literature (William Shakespeare rose to prominence while she was queen) and war (the defeat of the Spanish Armada). The daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth never married. She is called the “Virgin Queen” and “Good Queen Bess.”

Note

The state of Virginia is named after the “Virgin Queen.”

Culture definitions for elizabeth (2 of 2)

Elizabeth II


The present queen of Britain. Her husband is Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and the eldest of her four children is Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales. Since Elizabeth became queen in 1952, dozens of nations, formerly possessions of Britain, have become independent.

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