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.
- Guelphic, Guelfic, adjective
- Guelphism, Guelfism, noun
Other definitions for Guelph (2 of 2)
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.Rod Gilbert, Hall of Fame hockey star called ‘Mr. Ranger,’ dies at 80 | Matt Schudel | August 24, 2021 | Washington Post
It seemed as though Pisa herself was about to become Guelph, or at any rate to fling out her nobles.Florence and Northern Tuscany with Genoa | Edward Hutton
I interviewed the man who would be King, and heard his theory as to the illegal usurpation of the Throne by the Guelph family.Workhouse Characters | Margaret Wynne Nevinson
Dante was present at this battle, being then twenty-four years old, and serving in the Guelph cavalry.Italian Highways and Byways from a Motor Car | Francis Miltoun
And so it came to pass that the victory of either the Guelph or Ghibelline party depended on the final action of Florence.Val d'Arno | John Ruskin
In the revolution of Candlemas, 1248, the successful Ghibellines throw down thirty-six of the Guelph palaces.Val d'Arno | John Ruskin
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 emperors: Compare Ghibelline
a member of a secret society in 19th-century Italy opposed to foreign rule
- Guelphic or Guelfic, adjective
- Guelphism 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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