- Midland U.S. a small wood or thicket.
- Scot. the stalks and leaves of potatoes, turnips, and other cultivated root plants.
Origin of shaw
- Anna Howard,1847–1919, U.S. physician, reformer, and suffragist, born in England.
- ArtieArthur Arshawsky, 1910–2004, U.S. clarinetist and bandleader.
- George Bernard,1856–1950, Irish dramatist, critic, and novelist: Nobel prize 1925.
- Henry Wheeler. Billings, Josh.
- Irwin,1913–84, U.S. dramatist and author.
- Richard Norman,1831–1912, English architect, born in Scotland.
- Thomas Edward. Lawrence, Thomas Edward.
Examples from the Web for shaw
Contemporary Examples of shaw
“Mistletoe infections can be a symptom of larger problems,” notes Shaw.Mistletoe is the Vampire of Plants
December 21, 2014
The books in the study include a set of Shaw's plays with the first volume inscribed to Hitchcock from GBS.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
After all, many of the voters had come with an “anybody but Shaw” mentality.
Shaw put himself right alongside the line and took a minute to shake hands and greet each delegate.
Zaun picked up a large number of delegates as well while Shaw held steady.
Historical Examples of shaw
Shaw said she we can tend to everything all right so maybe I will come.The Bacillus of Beauty
And as to the form of Mr. Shaw—who was once compared with Shakespeare—why!Another Sheaf
It is a loss to posterity that Miss Shaw never writes her addresses.
Miss Shaw preached from the text, "Let no man take thy crown."
Shaw, though surprised by it, enjoyed the effect he had produced.The Rescue
- archaic, or dialect a small wood; thicket; copse
Word Origin for shaw
- to show
- a show
- the part of a potato plant that is above ground
- Artie, original name Arthur Arshawsky. 1910–2004, US jazz clarinetist, band leader, and composer
- George Bernard, often known as GBS. 1856–1950, Irish dramatist and critic, in England from 1876. He was an active socialist and became a member of the Fabian Society but his major works are effective as satiric attacks rather than political tracts. These include Arms and the Man (1894), Candida (1894), Man and Superman (1903), Major Barbara (1905), Pygmalion (1913), Back to Methuselah (1921), and St Joan (1923): Nobel prize for literature 1925
- Richard Norman. 1831–1912, English architect
- Thomas Edward. the name assumed by (T. E.) Lawrence after 1927
"strip of wood forming the border of a field," 1570s, from Old English sceaga "copse," cognate with North Frisian skage "farthest edge of cultivated land," Old Norse skage "promontory," and perhaps with Old English sceaga "rough matted hair" (see shag (n.)). The Old English word also is the source of the surname Shaw (attested from late 12c.) and its related forms.