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eyre

1

[ air ]

noun

, Old English Law.
  1. a circuit made by an itinerant judge justice in eyre in medieval England.
  2. a county court held by a justice in eyre.


Eyre

2

[ air ]

noun

  1. Lake, a shallow salt lake in S South Australia. 3,430 sq. mi. (8,885 sq. km).

Eyre

1

/ ɛə /

noun

  1. EyreEdward John18151901MBritishTRAVEL AND EXPLORATION: explorerPOLITICS: colonial administrator Edward John. 1815–1901, British explorer and colonial administrator. He was governor of Jamaica (1864–66) until his authorization of 400 executions to suppress an uprising led to his recall
  2. EyreSir Richard1943MBritishTHEATRE: theatre director Sir Richard. born 1943, British theatre director: director of the Royal National Theatre (1988–97)


eyre

2

/ ɛə /

noun

  1. any of the circuit courts held in each shire from 1176 until the late 13th century
  2. justices in eyre
    the justices travelling on circuit and presiding over such courts

Eyre

3

/ ɛə /

noun

  1. Lake Eyre
    a shallow salt lake or salt flat in NE central South Australia, about 11 m (35 ft) below sea level, divided into two areas (North and South); it usually contains little or no water. Maximum area: 9600 sq km (3700 sq miles)
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Word History and Origins

Origin of eyre1

1250–1300; Middle English eyre < Anglo-French; Old French erre, derivative of errer to journey; err
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Word History and Origins

Origin of eyre1

C13: from Old French erre journey, from errer to travel, from Latin errāre to wander

Origin of eyre2

C19: named after Edward John Eyre (1815–1901), British explorer and colonial administrator
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Example Sentences

Like Jane Eyre’s Rochester, Howard built his wealth and power through the theft of Indigenous resources.

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“The Quarterly” onslaught on “Jane Eyre” appeared, and all the good things that had been said were forgotten.

When the volumes 175 arrived in Ireland, there was no room for doubt as to the authorship of “Jane Eyre.”

Chief Justice Eyre, in addressing the grand-jury, referred to the act of Parliament as proof of a conspiracy.

The good news reached us that a further defeat had been inflicted upon the Arrah mutineers by Major Eyre.

For the details of this interesting and afflicting episode in Mr Eyre's narrative, we must refer our readers to the work itself.

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