[huhd-suh n]
  1. Henry,died 1611?, English navigator and explorer.
  2. William Henry,1841–1922, English naturalist and author.
  3. a river in E New York, flowing S to New York Bay. 306 miles (495 km) long.
  4. a town in central Massachusetts.
  5. a town in S New Hampshire.
  6. a steam locomotive having a four-wheeled front truck, six driving wheels, and a four-wheeled rear truck. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of hudson

  • Hudson, whether he knows it or not, is now the chief standard-bearer of another faith.

    Green Mansions

    W. H. Hudson

  • Once this junction was formed, the Hudson lay open--and after that?

    In the Valley

    Harold Frederic

  • The towns are never visited by him, and the Hudson's Bay Company will sell him no liquor.

    The Forest

    Stewart Edward White

  • He was a true Hudson's Bay man, steadfastly loyal to the Company.

    The Forest

    Stewart Edward White

  • It was a lovely May afternoon and we had a beautiful ride up the Hudson.

    The Harbor

    Ernest Poole

British Dictionary definitions for hudson


  1. Henry. died 1611, English navigator: he explored the Hudson River (1609) and Hudson Bay (1610), where his crew mutinied and cast him adrift to die
  2. W (illiam) H (enry). 1841–1922, British naturalist and novelist, born in Argentina, noted esp for his romance Green Mansions (1904) and the autobiographical Far Away and Long Ago (1918)
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