[too-der, tyoo-]


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a member of the royal family that ruled in England from 1485 to 1603.


pertaining or belonging to the English royal house of Tudor.
of, relating to, or characteristic of the periods of the reigns of the Tudor sovereigns: Tudor architecture.

Related formspre-Tu·dor, adjective
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Historical Examples of tudor

  • Each diamond is further ornamented with the Tudor rose, ensigned with the royal crown, and flanked by the initials E. R.

  • But there never would have been a parson among them but for the failure of the company in which Mr. Tudor's money was invested.

    Uncle Max

    Rosa Nouchette Carey

  • For a century and more the Tudor kings enjoyed almost despotic power.

  • In one of the lights is a Tudor rose intact, and in others there are portions of the arms of Catherine of Aragon.


    Clive Holland

  • Our princes were about to have at their command means of coercion such as no Plantagenet or Tudor had ever possessed.

British Dictionary definitions for tudor



an English royal house descended from a Welsh squire, Owen Tudor (died 1461), and ruling from 1485 to 1603. Monarchs of the Tudor line were Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I, and Elizabeth I


denoting a style of architecture of the late perpendicular period and characterized by half-timbered houses
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Word Origin and History for tudor


1779, from Welsh surname Tewdwr, used of the line of English sovereigns from Henry VII to Elizabeth I, descended from Owen Tudor, who married Catherine, widowed queen of Henry V. Applied from 1815 to a style of architecture prevalent during these reigns. The name is the Welsh form of Theodore.

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