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Scott

[skot]
noun
  1. Barbara Ann,1928–2012, Canadian figure skater.
  2. Dred [dred] /drɛd/, 1795?–1858, a black slave whose suit for freedom (1857) was denied by the U.S. Supreme Court (Dred Scott Decision) on the grounds that a slave was not a citizen and therefore could not sue in a federal court.
  3. Duncan Campbell,1862–1947, Canadian poet and public official.
  4. Sir George Gilbert,1811–78, English architect.
  5. his grandsonSir Giles Gilbert,1880–1960, English architect.
  6. Robert Fal·con [fawl-kuh n, fal-, faw-kuh n] /ˈfɔl kən, ˈfæl-, ˈfɔ kən/, 1868–1912, British naval officer and antarctic explorer.
  7. Sir Walter,1771–1832, Scottish novelist and poet.
  8. Win·field [win-feeld] /ˈwɪnˌfild/, 1786–1866, U.S. general.
  9. a male given name.
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  • Yet who can be to the present generation even what Scott has been to the past?

  • Scott Gholson was the only one of us who could give that wretch that title.

    The Cavalier

    George Washington Cable

  • This was in consequence of an attempt by General Scott to advance upon Richmond.

    The Nation in a Nutshell

    George Makepeace Towle

  • Dryden and Scott were not known as authors until each was in his fortieth year.

    Self-Help

    Samuel Smiles

  • Scott opened his arms to her, but kept his eyes on White Fang.

    White Fang

    Jack London


British Dictionary definitions for scott

Scott

noun
  1. Sir George Gilbert. 1811–78, British architect, prominent in the Gothic revival. He restored many churches and cathedrals and designed the Albert Memorial (1863) and St Pancras Station (1865)
  2. his grandson, Sir Giles Gilbert. 1880–1960, British architect, whose designs include the Anglican cathedral in Liverpool (1904–78) and the new Waterloo Bridge (1939–45)
  3. Paul (Mark). 1920–78, British novelist, who is best known for the series of novels known as the "Raj Quartet": The Jewel in the Crown (1966), The Day of the Scorpion (1968), The Towers of Silence (1972), and A Division of the Spoils (1975). Staying On (1977) won the Booker Prize
  4. Sir Peter (Markham). 1909–89, British naturalist, wildlife artist, and conservationist, noted esp for his paintings of birds. He founded (1946) the Slimbridge refuge for waterfowl in Gloucestershire
  5. his father, Robert Falcon. 1868–1912, British naval officer and explorer of the Antarctic. He commanded two Antarctic expeditions (1901–04; 1910–12) and reached the South Pole on Jan 18, 1912, shortly after Amundsen; he and the rest of his party died on the return journey
  6. Sir Walter . 1771–1832, Scottish romantic novelist and poet. He is remembered chiefly for the "Waverley" historical novels, including Waverley (1814), Rob Roy (1817), The Heart of Midlothian (1818), inspired by Scottish folklore and history, and Ivanhoe (1819), Kenilworth (1821), Quentin Durward (1823), and Redgauntlet (1824). His narrative poems include The Lay of the Last Minstrel (1805), Marmion (1808), and The Lady of the Lake (1810)
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Word Origin and History for scott

Scott

surname, by early 12c., from Old English Scott (see Scot); also a personal name in Old English

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