Van Dyck

[van dahyk; Flemish vahn dahyk]
Also Vandyke.

Vandyke

[van-dahyk]
noun
  1. Sir Anthony. Van Dyck, Sir Anthony.
  2. Vandyke beard.
  3. Vandyke collar.
  4. Printing. a proof having white lines on a brown ground or vice versa, made from a negative for a plate.
Also van·dyke (for defs 2, 3).
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British Dictionary definitions for sir anthony

Van Dyck

Vandyke

noun
  1. Sir Anthony. 1599–1641, Flemish painter; court painter to Charles I of England (1632–41). He is best known for his portraits of the aristocracy
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Word Origin and History for sir anthony

vandyke

n.

"short, pointed beard," 1894, from the style shown on portraits by Flemish painter Anton Van Dyck (1599-1641); earlier "a type of collar with a deep cut edge" (1755) also from a style depicted in his paintings.

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