- Quintus Horatius Flaccus, 65–8 b.c., Roman poet and satirist.
- a male given name.
Examples from the Web for horace
Tell me something interesting—preferably funny—about Horace Greeley.What Lincoln Could Teach Fox News
November 6, 2014
In any case, she was a looker and Horace—with his blue eyes and his sweet-talking ways—won her over.
Old pictures of the couple show Horace decked out in a three-piece suit and diamond rings and Margaret swaddled in furs.
Horace had been playing poker with a mortician, who had put the car up as collateral.
Horace was athletic and clever, known, probably apocryphally, as the fastest cotton picker in Clay County.
At the breakfast-table, comfortably near the hearth, sat Horace Milbrey.
Horace Milbrey sits alone in his gloomy, high-ceilinged library.
In 1772 Horace Walpole compressed the glories of the place into a few sentences. 'Yorkshire Painted And Described
By the statue of Horace Greeley I stood a moment irresolute.The Bacillus of Beauty
And he added, "'Horace was the son of a shopkeeper'—Horace who?"Ruggles of Red Gap
Harry Leon Wilson
- Latin name Quintus Horatius Flaccus. 65–8 bc, Roman poet and satirist: his verse includes the lyrics in the Epodes and the Odes, the Epistles and Satires, and the Ars Poetica
Word Origin and History for horace
masc. proper name, from French, from Latin Horatius, name of a Roman gens. The poet was Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65-8 B.C.E.). The form Horatio is influenced by the Italian version of the name, Orazio.
An ancient Roman poet, known for his odes. Horace insisted that poetry should offer both pleasure and instruction.