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Gordon

[gawr-dn]
noun
  1. Charles GeorgeChinese GordonGordon Pasha, 1833–85, British general: administrator in China and Egypt.
  2. Charles William, real name of Ralph Connor.
  3. Lord George,1751–93, English politician.
  4. George Hamilton, 4th Earl of Aberdeen,1784–1860, British statesman, born in Scotland: prime minister 1852–55.
  5. Mary (Catherine),born 1949, U.S. novelist, short-story writer, and essayist.
  6. a male given name: from an Old English word meaning “round hill.”
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Historical Examples of gordon

  • "This is where Gordon used to stand," the Sirdar stopped us near the parapet.

    It Happened in Egypt

    C. N. Williamson

  • Next morning Gordon shot himself—tired of life at thirty-seven!

  • I guess I sha'n't go to Mr. Gordon; he's just as hateful as he can be.

    The Green Satin Gown

    Laura E. Richards

  • I must take this to Mr. Gordon, for I never found anything like it before.

    The Green Satin Gown

    Laura E. Richards

  • Myers started up to pursue him, but Mr. Gordon held up his hand.

    The Green Satin Gown

    Laura E. Richards


British Dictionary definitions for gordon

Gordon

noun
  1. Adam Lindsay. 1833–70, Australian poet and horseman, born in the Azores, who developed the bush ballad as a literary form, esp in Bush Ballads and Galloping Rhymes (1870)
  2. Charles George, known as Chinese Gordon. 1833–85, British general and administrator. He helped to crush the Taiping rebellion (1863–64), and was governor of the Sudan (1877–80), returning in 1884 to aid Egyptian forces against the Mahdi. He was killed in the siege of Khartoum
  3. Sir Donald . born 1930; South African businessman
  4. Dexter (Keith). 1923–90, US jazz tenor saxophonist
  5. Lord George. 1751–93, English religious agitator. He led the Protestant opposition to legislation relieving Roman Catholics of certain disabilities, which culminated in the Gordon riots (1780)
  6. George Hamilton. See (4th Earl of) Aberdeen 2
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