- a city in central Maryland.
- Also Fred·er·ic. a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “peace” and “ruler.”
- Frederick Barbarossa, 1123?–90, king of Germany 1152–90; king of Italy 1152–90: emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1152–90.
- 1194–1250, king of Sicily 1198–1212: as Frederick II, king of Germany and emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1215–50.
- 1657–1713, king of Prussia 1701–13 (son of Frederick William the Great Elector).
- Frederick I(def 2).
- Frederick the Great, 1712–86, king of Prussia 1740–86 (son of Frederick William I).
- 1415–93, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1452–93; as Frederick IV, king of Germany 1440–93.
- the Wise, 1463–1525, elector of Saxony 1486–1525: protector of Martin Luther.
- Frederick Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg, 1899–1972, king of Denmark 1947–72.
Examples from the Web for frederick
Waters was inspired by the case of Edith Thompson and Frederick Bywaters in 1922.Sarah Waters: Queen of the Tortured Lesbian Romance
September 30, 2014
That woman, an island hero, Betto Douglas, may have been a relative of the famous American abolitionist, Frederick Douglass.Uncovering the Secrets of St. Kitts
Debra A. Klein
June 21, 2014
There were Frederick Douglass in Baltimore, P.S. 91 in Brooklyn, McDonough 35 in New Orleans, and so very many others.Equality Matters More Than Integration in Schools
May 15, 2014
In The Embrace of Unreason, Frederick Brown weaves a warning for America from the story of the divided French.
It is that phenomenon that Frederick Brown explores in his brilliant new book, The Embrace of Unreason: France, 1914-1940.
A spasm of jealousy seized her heart—she withdrew her arm from Frederick's.
"This assurance certainly puts me at ease at once," said Frederick.
I wish I could rouse you, my good Frederick; you want to be roused.'
Now, had his brother Frederick that peculiar union of qualities?
You might be like me, my dear Frederick; you might be, if you chose!'
- See Frederick Barbarossa
- 1657–1713, first king of Prussia (1701–13); son of Frederick William
- 1194–1250, Holy Roman Emperor (1220–50), king of Germany (1212–50), and king of Sicily (1198–1250)
- See Frederick the Great
- 1899–1972, king of Denmark (1947–72)
- 1415–93, Holy Roman Emperor (1452–93) and, as Frederick IV, king of Germany (1440–93)
- called the Wise . 1463–1525, elector of Saxony (1486–1525). He protected Martin Luther in Wartburg Castle after the Diet of Worms (1521)
Word Origin and History for 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.