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George1

[jawrj]
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noun
  1. a figure of St. George killing the dragon, especially one forming part of the insignia of the Order of the Garter.
  2. British Slang. any coin bearing the image of St. George.
  3. a word formerly used in communications to represent the letter G.
  4. British Slang. an automatic pilot on an airplane.
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Idioms
  1. by George! Chiefly British Informal. (an exclamation used to express astonishment, approval, etc.)
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George2

[jawrj; for 4 also German gey-ohr-guh]
noun
  1. David Lloyd. Lloyd George, David.
  2. Henry,1839–97, U.S. economist: advocate of a single tax.
  3. Saint,died a.d. 303?, Christian martyr: patron saint of England.
  4. Ste·fan An·ton [shte-fahn ahn-tohn] /ˈʃtɛ fɑn ˈɑn toʊn/, 1868–1933, German poet.
  5. Lake, a lake in E New York. 36 miles (58 km) long.
  6. a river in NE Quebec, Canada, flowing N from the Labrador border to Ungava Bay. 350 miles (563 km) long.
  7. a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “farmer.”
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George I

noun
  1. 1660–1727, king of England 1714–27.
  2. 1845–1913, king of Greece 1863–1913.
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George II

noun
  1. 1683–1760, king of England 1727–60 (son of George I).
  2. 1890–1947, king of Greece 1922–23 and 1935–47.
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George III

noun
  1. 1738–1820, king of England 1760–1820 (grandson of George II).
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George IV

noun
  1. 1762–1830, king of England 1820–30 (son of George III).
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George V

noun
  1. 1865–1936, king of England 1910–36 (son of Edward VII).
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George VI

noun
  1. 1895–1952, king of England 1936–1952 (second son of George V; brother of Edward VIII).
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  • "Come, George, fill up your glass," said Ashton repeatedly; but George declined.

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    Edwin Hodder

  • He had breathed into the atmosphere a subtle malaria, and George had caught the disease.

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    Edwin Hodder

  • "Mother, this is too bad of me, keeping you up so late," said George.

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    Edwin Hodder

  • "This does not seem much like a Sunday evening service," said George.

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  • Why, George, my friend, you know the thing is a clear impossibility.

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    Edwin Hodder


British Dictionary definitions for george

George1

noun
  1. David Lloyd . See Lloyd George
  2. Sir Edward (Alan John), known as Eddie. 1938–2009, British economist, governor of the Bank of England (1993–2003)
  3. Henry. 1839–97, US economist: advocated a single tax on land values, esp in Progress and Poverty (1879)
  4. 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
  5. (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
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George2

noun
  1. British informal the automatic pilot in an aircraft
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Word Origin

C20: originally a slang name for an airman

George I

noun
  1. 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
  1. 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
  2. 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
  1. 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
  1. 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
  1. 1865–1936, king of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and emperor of India (1910–36)
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George VI

noun
  1. 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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Word Origin and History for george

George

masc. personal name, from Late Latin Georgius, from Greek Georgos "husbandman, farmer," from ge "earth" + ergon "work" (see urge (v.)).

The name introduced in England by the Crusaders (a vision of St. George played a key role in the First Crusade), but not common until after the Hanoverian succession (18c.). St. George began to be recognized as patron of England in time of Edward III, perhaps because of his association with the Order of the Garter (see garter). His feast day, April 23, was made a holiday in 1222. The legend of his combat with the dragon is first found in "Legenda Aurea" (13c.). The exclamation by (St.) George! is recorded from 1590s.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

george in Culture

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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