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.
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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
References in classic literature ?
1 English Grammar (1795), by Lindley Murray (1745-1826), the most authoritative American grammarian of his day.
1838 he escaped from slavery and went to New York City, where he married Anna Murray, a free colored woman whom he had met in Baltimore.
It bore more northwards, coasted the Islands of Murray, and came back to the south-west towards Cumberland Passage.
AT a consultation, held between Colonel Winslow and Captain Murray, [of the New England forces, charged with the duty of exiling the Acadians,] it was agreed that a proclamation should be issued at the different settlements, requiring the attendance of the people at the respective posts on the same day; which proclamation should be so ambiguous in its nature that the object for which they were to assemble could not be discerned, and so peremptory in its terms as to ensure implicit obedience.
Murray dined with Pa last week, and they sat over their wine until near ten.
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 uproar of his advent had not yet died away when Professor Ronald Murray, the chairman, and Mr.
The Signet Classic text is based on the first edition, published by John Murray, London, in 1818 -- the year following Miss Austen's death.
Murray, Sir John Hardy, and Colonel Moran--showed that the game was whist, and that there was a fairly equal fall of the cards.
In 1893 I was married to Miss Margaret James Murray, a native of Mississippi, and a graduate of Fisk University, in Nashville, Tenn.
Garth had been a teacher before her marriage; in which case an intimacy with Lindley Murray and Mangnall's Questions was something like a draper's discrimination of calico trademarks, or a courier's acquaintance with foreign countries: no woman who was better off needed that sort of thing.
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.