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Frederick

[fred-rik, -er-ik]
noun
  1. a city in central Maryland.
  2. Also Fred·er·ic. a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “peace” and “ruler.”
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Frederick I

noun
  1. Frederick Barbarossa, 1123?–90, king of Germany 1152–90; king of Italy 1152–90: emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1152–90.
  2. 1194–1250, king of Sicily 1198–1212: as Frederick II, king of Germany and emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1215–50.
  3. 1657–1713, king of Prussia 1701–13 (son of Frederick William the Great Elector).
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Frederick II

noun
  1. Frederick I(def 2).
  2. Frederick the Great, 1712–86, king of Prussia 1740–86 (son of Frederick William I).
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Frederick III

noun
  1. 1415–93, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1452–93; as Frederick IV, king of Germany 1440–93.
  2. the Wise, 1463–1525, elector of Saxony 1486–1525: protector of Martin Luther.
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Frederick IV

noun
  1. Frederick III(def 1).
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Frederick IX

noun
  1. Frederick Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg, 1899–1972, king of Denmark 1947–72.
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Frederick I

noun
  1. See Frederick Barbarossa
  2. 1657–1713, first king of Prussia (1701–13); son of Frederick William
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Frederick II

noun
  1. 1194–1250, Holy Roman Emperor (1220–50), king of Germany (1212–50), and king of Sicily (1198–1250)
  2. See Frederick the Great
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Frederick IV

noun
  1. See Frederick III (def. 1)
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Frederick IX

noun
  1. 1899–1972, king of Denmark (1947–72)
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Frederick III

noun
  1. 1415–93, Holy Roman Emperor (1452–93) and, as Frederick IV, king of Germany (1440–93)
  2. called the Wise . 1463–1525, elector of Saxony (1486–1525). He protected Martin Luther in Wartburg Castle after the Diet of Worms (1521)
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Word Origin and History for frederick

Frederick

masc. proper name, from French Frédéric, from German Friedrich, from Old High German Fridurih, from Proto-Germanic *Frid-ric, literally "peace-rule." Not a common name in medieval England, found mostly in the eastern counties.

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