Frederick

[ fred-rik, -er-ik ]
/ ˈfrɛd rɪk, -ər ɪk /
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noun

a city in central Maryland.
Also Fred·er·ic. a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “peace” and “ruler.”

Definition for frederick (2 of 6)

Frederick I


noun

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).

Definition for frederick (3 of 6)

Frederick II


noun

Frederick the Great, 1712–86, king of Prussia 1740–86 (son of Frederick William I).

Definition for frederick (4 of 6)

Frederick III


noun

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.

Definition for frederick (5 of 6)

Frederick IV


noun

Definition for frederick (6 of 6)

Frederick IX


noun

Frederick Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg, 1899–1972, king of Denmark 1947–72.
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British Dictionary definitions for frederick (1 of 5)

Frederick I

/ (ˈfrɛdrɪk) /

noun

1657–1713, first king of Prussia (1701–13); son of Frederick William

British Dictionary definitions for frederick (2 of 5)

Frederick II


noun

1194–1250, Holy Roman Emperor (1220–50), king of Germany (1212–50), and king of Sicily (1198–1250)

British Dictionary definitions for frederick (3 of 5)

Frederick IV


noun

British Dictionary definitions for frederick (4 of 5)

Frederick IX


noun

1899–1972, king of Denmark (1947–72)

British Dictionary definitions for frederick (5 of 5)

Frederick III


noun

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)
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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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