George

1
[ jawrj ]
/ dʒɔrdʒ /

noun

a figure of St. George killing the dragon, especially one forming part of the insignia of the Order of the Garter.
British Slang. any coin bearing the image of St. George.
a word formerly used in communications to represent the letter G.
British Slang. an automatic pilot on an airplane.

Idioms

    by George! Chiefly British Informal. (an exclamation used to express astonishment, approval, etc.)

Definition for george (2 of 8)

George

2
[ jawrj; for 4 also German gey-ohr-guh ]
/ dʒɔrdʒ; for 4 also German geɪˈoʊr gə /

noun

Definition for george (3 of 8)

George I


noun

1660–1727, king of England 1714–27.
1845–1913, king of Greece 1863–1913.

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George II


noun

1683–1760, king of England 1727–60 (son of George I).
1890–1947, king of Greece 1922–23 and 1935–47.

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George III


noun

1738–1820, king of England 1760–1820 (grandson of George II).

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George IV


noun

1762–1830, king of England 1820–30 (son of George III).

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George V


noun

1865–1936, king of England 1910–36 (son of Edward VII).

Definition for george (8 of 8)

George VI


noun

1895–1952, king of England 1936–1952 (second son of George V; brother of Edward VIII).
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British Dictionary definitions for george (1 of 8)

George

1
/ (dʒɔːdʒ) /

noun

David Lloyd . See Lloyd George
Sir Edward (Alan John), known as Eddie. 1938–2009, British economist, governor of the Bank of England (1993–2003)
Henry. 1839–97, US economist: advocated a single tax on land values, esp in Progress and Poverty (1879)
Saint. died ?303 ad, Christian martyr, the patron saint of England; the hero of a legend in which he slew a dragon. Feast day: April 23
(German ɡeˈɔrɡə) Stefan (Anton) (ˈʃtɛfan). 1868–1933, German poet and aesthete. Influenced by the French Symbolists, esp Mallarmé and later by Nietzsche, he sought for an idealized purity of form in his verse. He refused Nazi honours and went into exile in 1933

British Dictionary definitions for george (2 of 8)

George

2
/ (dʒɔːdʒ) /

noun

British informal the automatic pilot in an aircraft

Word Origin for George

C20: originally a slang name for an airman

British Dictionary definitions for george (3 of 8)

George I


noun

1660–1727, first Hanoverian king of Great Britain and Ireland (1714–27) and elector of Hanover (1698–1727). His dependence in domestic affairs on his ministers led to the emergence of Walpole as the first prime minister

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George II


noun

1683–1760, king of Great Britain and Ireland and elector of Hanover (1727–60); son of George I. His victory over the French at Dettingen (1743) in the War of the Austrian Succession was the last appearance on a battlefield by a British king
1890–1947, king of Greece (1922–24; 1935–47). He was overthrown by the republicans (1924) and exiled during the German occupation of Greece (1941–45)

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George III


noun

1738–1820, king of Great Britain and Ireland (1760–1820) and of Hanover (1814–20). During his reign the American colonies were lost. He became insane in 1811, and his son acted as regent for the rest of the reign

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George IV


noun

1762–1830, king of Great Britain and Ireland and also of Hanover (1820–30); regent (1811–20). His father (George III) disapproved of his profligate ways, which undermined the prestige of the crown, and of his association with the Whig opposition

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George V


noun

1865–1936, king of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and emperor of India (1910–36)

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George VI


noun

1895–1952, king of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1936–52) and emperor of India (1936–47). The second son of George V, he succeeded to the throne after the abdication of his brother, Edward VIII
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Culture definitions for george

George III


The king of Britain during the American Revolutionary War. He was known for insisting on royal privilege. The stubbornness of George and of his government officials is often blamed for the loss of the thirteen colonies that became the United States. In Britain itself, however, prosperity increased greatly while he was king, and Canada and India were made British possessions.

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