a town in SE Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia.

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Historical Examples of radnor

  • Radnor is the newspaper man whom I—who sought to interview me.

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    Ross Beeckman

  • Radnor was seated in the lobby of the Hotel Astor, when Duncan entered the place.

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  • Watch him on the countermarch when they pass the Radnor cornet band.

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  • Radnor stared but said nothing; and the detective visibly wavered.

  • He turned with a motion toward the house, and Radnor barred the entrance.

Word Origin and History for radnor


place in eastern Wales, the name is Old English, literally "at the red bank," from Old English read (dative singular readan; see red (n.1) + ofer "bank, slope."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper