Murray


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Mur·ray

 (mûr′ē), Sir James Augustus Henry 1837-1915.
British philologist and the original lexicographer (1879-1915) of the Oxford English Dictionary.

Murray

(ˈmʌrɪ)
n
(Placename) a river in SE Australia, rising in New South Wales and flowing northwest into SE South Australia, then south into the sea at Encounter Bay: the main river of Australia, important for irrigation and power. Length: 2590 km (1609 miles)

Murray

(ˈmʌrɪ)
n
1. (Biography) 1st Earl of. See (1st Earl of) Moray2
2. (Biography) Sir (George) Gilbert (Aimé). 1866–1957, British classical scholar, born in Australia: noted for his verse translations of Greek dramatists, esp Euripides
3. (Biography) Sir James Augustus Henry. 1837–1915, Scottish lexicographer; one of the original editors (1879–1915) of what became the Oxford English Dictionary
4. (Biography) Les, full name Leslie Allan Murray. born 1938, Australian poet; his collections include The Weatherboard Cathedral (1969), The Daylight Moon (1987), Subhuman Redneck Poems (1996), and The Biplane Houses (2007)
5. (Biography) Murray of Epping Forest, Baron, title of Lionel Murray, known as Len. 1922–2004, British trades union leader; general secretary of the Trades Union Congress (1973–84)

Mur•ray

(ˈmɜr i, ˈmʌr i)

n.
1. Sir (George) Gilbert (Aimé), 1866–1957, English classical scholar.
2. Sir James Augustus Henry, 1837–1915, Scottish lexicographer and philologist.
3. Lindley, 1745–1826, English grammarian, born in the U.S.
4. a river in SE Australia, flowing W along the border between Victoria and New South Wales, through SE South Australia into the Indian Ocean. 1200 mi. (1930 km) long.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Murray - British classical scholar (born in Australia) who advocated the League of Nations and the United Nations (1866-1957)Murray - British classical scholar (born in Australia) who advocated the League of Nations and the United Nations (1866-1957)
2.Murray - Scottish philologist and the lexicographer who shaped the Oxford English Dictionary (1837-1915)Murray - Scottish philologist and the lexicographer who shaped the Oxford English Dictionary (1837-1915)
3.Murray - a southeast Australian riverMurray - a southeast Australian river; flows westward and then south into the Indian Ocean at Adelaide
Australia, Commonwealth of Australia - a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; Aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony
Australia - the smallest continent; between the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean
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Murray, of Horton Lodge, near O , about seventy miles from our village: a formidable distance to me, as I had never been above twenty miles from home in all the course of my twenty years' sojourn on earth; and as, moreover, every individual in that family and in the neighbourhood was utterly unknown to myself and all my acquaintances.
Murray dined with Pa last week, and they sat over their wine until near ten.
Murray said he did THAT every month, and of course he knew very well what HE was worth.
There's a great marble monument on top of it; a monument to the heroic Major Murray, who fell fighting gloriously at the famous Battle of the Black River.
Clare hated Murray, and murdered him on the field of battle because--"
Somehow the dark, grim young major from Ulster had guessed the hideous truth; and when they walked slowly together down that road towards the bridge Murray was telling the general that he must resign instantly, or be court-martialled and shot.
Never, I'll swear, was he so lucid and so strong as when poor Murray lay a cold lump at his feet.
Shortly after this his older brother, Gansevoort Melville, sailed for England as secretary of legation to Ambassador McLane, and the manuscript was intrusted to Gansevoort for submission to John Murray.
The immediate acceptance of 'Typee' by John Murray was followed by an arrangement with the London agent of an American publisher, for its simultaneous publication in the United States.
1 English Grammar (1795), by Lindley Murray (1745-1826), the most authoritative American grammarian of his day.
The uproar of his advent had not yet died away when Professor Ronald Murray, the chairman, and Mr.
Professor Murray will, I am sure, excuse me if I say that he has the common fault of most Englishmen of being inaudible.