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bur·gess

 (bûr′jĭs)
n.
1. A freeman or citizen of an English borough.
2. A member of the English Parliament who once represented a town, borough, or university.
3. A member of the lower house of the legislature of colonial Virginia or Maryland.

[Middle English burgeis, from Old French, from Late Latin burgēnsis, from burgus, fortified town; see bhergh- in Indo-European roots.]

burgess

(ˈbɜːdʒɪs)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in England)
a. a citizen or freeman of a borough
b. any inhabitant of a borough
2. (Historical Terms) English history a Member of Parliament from a borough, corporate town, or university
3. (Historical Terms) a member of the colonial assembly of Maryland or Virginia
[C13: from Old French burgeis, from borc town, from Late Latin burgus, of Germanic origin; see borough]

Burgess

(ˈbɜːdʒɪs)
n
1. (Biography) Anthony, real name John Burgess Wilson. 1917–93, English novelist and critic: his novels include A Clockwork Orange (1962), Tremor of Intent (1966), Earthly Powers (1980), and Any Old Iron (1989)
2. (Biography) Guy. 1911–63, British spy, who fled to the Soviet Union (with Donald Maclean) in 1951

bur•gess

(ˈbɜr dʒɪs)

n.
1. a representative in the House of Burgesses.
2. (formerly) a representative of a borough, corporate town, or university in the British Parliament.
[1175–1225; Middle English burgeis < Anglo-French, Old French, =burg city (< Germanic) + -eis < Latin -ēnsis -ensis; compare -ese]

Bur•gess

(ˈbɜr dʒɪs)

n.
1. (Frank) Gelett, 1866–1951, U.S. illustrator and humorist.
2. Thornton Waldo, 1874–1965, U.S. author.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Burgess - English writer of satirical novels (1917-1993)
2.burgess - a citizen of an English borough
Englishman - a man who is a native or inhabitant of England
Translations

burgess

[ˈbɜːdʒɪs] N (Brit) → ciudadano/a m/f (archaic) (Parl) → diputado/a m/f

burgess

n
(freier) Bürger, (freie) Bürgerin
(Hist) → Abgeordnete(r) mf
(US) Abgeordneter der Volksvertretung der Kolonien Maryland oder Virginia
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If you are a burgess of the gardens (which have a vocabulary of their own), the faces of these quaint mothers are a clock to you, in which you may read the ages of their young.
Burgess, in hopes, as I tell her, to fall in with the Doctor again.
Why, he is no more than a ponderous bromide, thanks to Gelett Burgess.
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SAM BURGESS will make his return to international rugby this autumn after being named in Wayne Bennett's first England squad.
Paul Burgess, 25, attacked 15-week-old Zaiidyn Burke while hungover after a night of drinking and smoking cannabis.
Burgess brace not enough JOE BURGESS has grabbed a double in his NRL debut but it wasn't enough to save the Roosters going down 42-10 to South Sydney.
SAM BURGESS dismissed criticism from Bath coach Mike Ford as he arrived back in Australia and pledged his long-term future to the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
MIKE Ford believes Sam Burgess "didn't have the stomach" to fight for his future at Bath.
KIM Philby's desperate attempts to avoid exposure after the flight of his fellow Soviet spies Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean are revealed in official files made public for the first time.
The largest ship repairer in the country, Burgess Marine has acquired Small and Co Marine Engineering, based at the port of Lowestoft in Suffolk.