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[sel-duh n]
  1. George Baldwin,1846–1922, U.S. inventor of a gasoline-powered car.
  2. John,1584–1654, English historian, Orientalist, and politician.
  3. a city on N Long Island, in SE New York.
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Historical Examples of selden

  • Mrs. Brook, Mrs. Selden, and Nancy were all at church in deep mourning.

    Journal of a Young Lady of Virginia, 1782

    Lucinda Lee Orr

  • Selden's father was a small farmer who played the fiddle well.

  • It was deciphered and published by the learned Selden in 1628.

  • Published as far as Selden: the remaining works are in preparation.

    Roister Doister

    Nicholas Udall

  • For an account of this rare gem of Saxon art, see Selden Præf.

    Bibliomania in the Middle Ages

    Frederick Somner Merryweather

British Dictionary definitions for selden


  1. John. 1584–1654, English antiquary and politician. As a member of Parliament, he was twice imprisoned for opposing the king
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