Fleming


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Flem·ing

 (flĕm′ĭng)
n.
1. A native or inhabitant of the historical region of Flanders or of the region of Flanders in northern Belgium.
2. A Belgian who is a native speaker of Flemish.

[Middle English, from Middle Dutch Vlāming.]

Fleming

(ˈflɛmɪŋ)
n
(Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Flanders or a Flemish-speaking Belgian. Compare Walloon
[C14: from Middle Dutch Vlaminc]

Fleming

(ˈflɛmɪŋ)
n
1. (Biography) Sir Alexander. 1881–1955, Scottish bacteriologist: discovered lysozyme (1922) and penicillin (1928): shared the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine in 1945
2. (Biography) Ian (Lancaster). 1908–64, English author of spy novels; creator of the secret agent James Bond
3. (Biography) Sir John Ambrose. 1849–1945, English electrical engineer: invented the thermionic valve (1904)
4. (Biography) Renée. born 1959, US operatic soprano and songwriter

Flem•ing

(ˈflɛm ɪŋ)

n.
1. a Flemish-speaking Belgian.
2. a native or inhabitant of Flanders.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle Dutch Vlaeminc=Vlaem-, akin to Vlānderen Flanders + -ing -ing3; late Old English Flæming]

Flem•ing

(ˈflɛm ɪŋ)

n.
1. Sir Alexander, 1881–1955, Scottish bacteriologist: discoverer of penicillin.
2. Ian (Lancaster), 1908–64, British writer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Fleming - British writer famous for writing spy novels about secret agent James Bond (1908-1964)Fleming - British writer famous for writing spy novels about secret agent James Bond (1908-1964)
2.Fleming - Scottish bacteriologist who discovered penicillin (1881-1955)Fleming - Scottish bacteriologist who discovered penicillin (1881-1955)
3.Fleming - a native of Flanders or a Flemish-speaking Belgian
Belgique, Belgium, Kingdom of Belgium - a monarchy in northwestern Europe; headquarters for the European Union and for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Belgian - a native or inhabitant of Belgium
Translations

Fleming

[ˈflemɪŋ] Nflamenco/a m/f

Fleming

nFlame m, → Flämin f

Fleming

[ˈflɛmɪŋ] nfiammingo/a
References in classic literature ?
Pelet was no Fleming, but a Frenchman both by birth and parentage), yet the degree of harshness inseparable from Gallic lineaments was, in his case, softened by a mild blue eye, and a melancholy, almost suffering, expression of countenance; his physiognomy was "fine et spirituelle.
FROM MISS EVELYN VANE, IN PARIS, TO THE LADY AUGUSTA FLEMING, AT BRIGHTON.
And turning with an abrupt gesture towards the sturdy Fleming,--
Here he smiled, in the consciousness of his power; this softened his bad humor, and he turned towards the Flemings,--
Messieurs Flemings, come and see this; 'tis curious.
Fleming, who had been headmaster for the quarter of a century, was become too deaf to continue his work to the greater glory of God; and when one of the livings on the outskirts of the city fell vacant, with a stipend of six hundred a year, the Chapter offered it to him in such a manner as to imply that they thought it high time for him to retire.
Fleming was thus disposed of it became necessary to find a successor.
As against the purely negative action of the scientific spirit, the high-pitched Grey, the theistic Elsmere, the "ritualistic priest," the quaint Methodist Fleming, both so admirably sketched, present [69] perhaps no unconquerable differences.
Staley Fleming did not, or he would perhaps not have sprung to his feet as the night wind brought in through the open window the long wailing howl of a distant dog.
On the floor near the disordered bed, in his night clothes, lay Fleming gasping away his life.
Brownlow, drawing Oliver to him, and laying his hand upon his head, 'is your half-brother; the illegitimate son of your father, my dear friend Edwin Leeford, by poor young Agnes Fleming, who died in giving him birth.
The bulk of his property he divided into two equal portions--one for Agnes Fleming, and the other for their child, it it should be born alive, and ever come of age.