[ gwelf ]
/ gwɛlf /
a member of the political party in medieval Italy and Germany that supported the sovereignty of the papacy against the German emperors: opposed to the Ghibellines.
a member of a secret society in Italy in the early 19th century that opposed foreign rulers and reactionary ideas.
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Origin of Guelph1
1570–80; <Italian Guelfo<Middle High German Welf name of founder of a princely German family
OTHER WORDS FROM GuelphGuelphic, Guelfic, adjectiveGuelphism, Guelfism, noun
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Other definitions for Guelph (2 of 2)
[ gwelf ]
/ gwɛlf /
a city in SE Ontario, in S Canada.
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How to use Guelph in a sentence
In 1960, while playing for a team in Guelph, Ontario, he slipped on some debris on the ice and landed awkwardly against a wall, breaking a vertebra in his upper back.
It seemed as though Pisa herself was about to become Guelph, or at any rate to fling out her nobles.
I interviewed the man who would be King, and heard his theory as to the illegal usurpation of the Throne by the Guelph family.
Dante was present at this battle, being then twenty-four years old, and serving in the Guelph cavalry.
And so it came to pass that the victory of either the Guelph or Ghibelline party depended on the final action of Florence.
In the revolution of Candlemas, 1248, the successful Ghibellines throw down thirty-six of the Guelph palaces.
British Dictionary definitions for Guelph (1 of 2)
a member of the political faction in medieval Italy that supported the power of the pope against the German emperorsCompare Ghibelline
a member of a secret society in 19th-century Italy opposed to foreign rule
Derived forms of GuelphGuelphic or Guelfic, adjectiveGuelphism or Guelfism, noun
British Dictionary definitions for Guelph (2 of 2)
a city in Canada, in SE Ontario. Pop: 106 920 (2001)
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