or Shak·spere, Shake·spear
Examples from the Web for shakespeare
Shakespeare,” said Professor Watson, “wrote a story for each of us and in them we can hear what we want.
My trip takes the reverse path, and I begin by assessing the depth of my Shakespeare knowledge in his birthplace.
Apparently, Shakespeare coined 1,700 words, from the frequently used (excitement) to the should-be-more frequently used (spewed).
Was it Shakespeare, in mad pursuit of a lovely boy and that voluptuous Dark Lady?Sor Juana: Mexico’s Most Erotic Poet and Its Most Dangerous Nun|Katie Baker|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
About all our books have in common is our shameless use of Shakespeare as a source.
I believe that it is what Shakespeare intended, and that he despised the groundlings if they laughed.Shakespearean Tragedy|A. C. Bradley
If Shakespeare had graduated at Oxford, he might have been a quibbling attorney, or a hypocritical parson.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 3 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
Shakespeare is a great psychologist, and whatever can be known of the heart of man may be found in his plays.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
The name of this house was afterwards changed to the Shakespeare, and was conducted by a Mr. Parker.The History of the City of Fredericksburg, Virginia|S. J. (Silvanus Jackson) Quinn
Nevertheless, no other dramatic writer approaches Shakespeare so closely.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky|Modeste Tchaikovsky
British Dictionary definitions for shakespeare
Word Origin and History for shakespeare
surname recorded from 1248; it means "a spearman." This was a common type of English surname, e.g. Shakelance (1275), Shakeshaft (1332). Shake (v.) in the sense of "to brandish or flourish (a weapon)" is attested from late Old English
Heo scæken on heore honden speren swiðe stronge. [Laymon, "Brut," c. 1205]
Cf. also shake-buckler "a swaggerer, a bully;" shake-rag "ragged fellow, tatterdemalion." "Never a name in English nomenclature so simple or so certain in origin. It is exactly what it looks -- Shakespear" [Bardsley, "Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames," 1901]. Nevertheless, speculation flourishes. The name was variously written in contemporary records, also Shakespear, Shakespere, the last form being the one adopted by the New Shakespere Society of London and the first edition of the OED. Related: Shakespearian (1753); Shakesperean (1796); Shakesperian (1755).