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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.
(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)
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)
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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|Noun||1.||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)|
|3.||Murray - 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