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St. George

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noun
  1. a town in SW Utah.
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St. George's

[jawr-jiz]
noun
  1. a seaport on and the capital of Grenada, in the SW part.
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Grenada

[gri-ney-duh]
noun
  1. one of the Windward Islands, in the E West Indies.
  2. an independent country comprising this island and the S Grenadines: a former British colony; gained independence 1974: scene of invasion by U.S. and Caribbean forces 1983. 133 sq. mi. (344 sq. km). Capital: St. George's.
  3. a town in central Mississippi.
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Related formsGre·na·di·an [gri-ney-dee-uh n] /grɪˈneɪ di ən/, adjective, noun
Can be confusedGranada Grenada

George2

[jawrj; for 4 also German gey-ohr-guh]
noun
  1. David Lloyd. Lloyd George, David.
  2. Henry,1839–97, U.S. economist: advocate of a single tax.
  3. Saint,died a.d. 303?, Christian martyr: patron saint of England.
  4. Ste·fan An·ton [shte-fahn ahn-tohn] /ˈʃtɛ fɑn ˈɑn toʊn/, 1868–1933, German poet.
  5. Lake, a lake in E New York. 36 miles (58 km) long.
  6. a river in NE Quebec, Canada, flowing N from the Labrador border to Ungava Bay. 350 miles (563 km) long.
  7. a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “farmer.”
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British Dictionary definitions for st. george

George1

noun
  1. David Lloyd . See Lloyd George
  2. Sir Edward (Alan John), known as Eddie. 1938–2009, British economist, governor of the Bank of England (1993–2003)
  3. Henry. 1839–97, US economist: advocated a single tax on land values, esp in Progress and Poverty (1879)
  4. Saint. died ?303 ad, Christian martyr, the patron saint of England; the hero of a legend in which he slew a dragon. Feast day: April 23
  5. (German ɡeˈɔrɡə) Stefan (Anton) (ˈʃtɛfan). 1868–1933, German poet and aesthete. Influenced by the French Symbolists, esp Mallarmé and later by Nietzsche, he sought for an idealized purity of form in his verse. He refused Nazi honours and went into exile in 1933
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George2

noun
  1. British informal the automatic pilot in an aircraft
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Word Origin

C20: originally a slang name for an airman

Grenada

noun
  1. an island state in the Caribbean, in the Windward Islands: formerly a British colony (1783–1967); since 1974 an independent state within the Commonwealth; occupied by US troops (1983–85); mainly agricultural. Official language: English. Religion: Christian majority. Currency: East Caribbean dollar. Capital: St George's. Pop: 109 590 (2013 est). Area: 344 sq km (133 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for st. george

Grenada

W. Indies island, discovered by Columbus Aug, 15, 1498, and named by him Concepción, the place later was renamed for the old Spanish kingdom or city of Granada, which is said to be from Latin granatum "pomegranate," either from fruit grown in the region or from some fancied resemblance. Others connect the name to Moorish karnattah. The Roman name, Illiberis, is said to be Iberian and represent cognates of Basque hiri "town" + berri "new," and survive in the name of the surrounding Sierra Elvira.

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George

masc. personal name, from Late Latin Georgius, from Greek Georgos "husbandman, farmer," from ge "earth" + ergon "work" (see urge (v.)).

The name introduced in England by the Crusaders (a vision of St. George played a key role in the First Crusade), but not common until after the Hanoverian succession (18c.). St. George began to be recognized as patron of England in time of Edward III, perhaps because of his association with the Order of the Garter (see garter). His feast day, April 23, was made a holiday in 1222. The legend of his combat with the dragon is first found in "Legenda Aurea" (13c.). The exclamation by (St.) George! is recorded from 1590s.

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st. george in Culture

Grenada

[(gruh-nay-duh)]

Nation in the West Indies, about one hundred miles off the coast of South America. Its capital and largest city is St. George's.

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Note

In 1983, President Ronald Reagan of the United States ordered an invasion of the island, allegedly to protect some one thousand American citizens from Cuban military personnel on the island.
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