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Winthrop

[win-thruh p]
noun
  1. John,1588–1649, English colonist in America: 1st governor of the Massachusetts Bay colony 1629–33, 1637–40, 1642–44, 1646–49.
  2. his sonJohn,1606–76, English colonist in America: colonial governor of Connecticut 1657, 1659–76.
  3. John or Fitz-John [fits-jon] /ˈfɪtsˈdʒɒn/, 1638–1707, American soldier and statesman: colonial governor of Connecticut 1698–1707 (son of the younger John Winthrop).
  4. John,1714–79, American astronomer, mathematician, and physicist.
  5. Robert Charles,1809–94, U.S. politician: Speaker of the House 1847–49.
  6. a town in E Massachusetts, near Boston.
  7. a male given name.
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Contemporary Examples of winthrop

Historical Examples of winthrop

  • Mistress Winthrop looked up—a sudden, almost scared glance it was.

    The Lion's Skin

    Rafael Sabatini

  • Mistress Winthrop's eyes were lowered; her cheeks were scarlet.

    The Lion's Skin

    Rafael Sabatini

  • "Mistress Winthrop," he resumed, with an entire change of voice.

    The Lion's Skin

    Rafael Sabatini

  • Miss Winthrop paused to readjust a pin and the angle of her hat.

    The Wall Street Girl

    Frederick Orin Bartlett

  • Before Don had time to reach the door Miss Winthrop stepped out.

    The Wall Street Girl

    Frederick Orin Bartlett


British Dictionary definitions for winthrop

Winthrop

noun
  1. John. 1588–1649, English lawyer and colonist, first governor of the Massachusetts Bay colony: the leading figure among the Puritan settlers of New England
  2. his son, John. 1606–76, English lawyer and colonist; a founder of Agawan (now Ipswich), Massachusetts; governor of Connecticut
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