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George

 (jôrj)
n.
1. A jeweled figure of Saint George killing the dragon, used as an insignia of the Order of the Garter.
2. An English coin during the reign of Henry VIII, imprinted with a figure of Saint George.

George

, Saint Died c. ad 303.
Christian martyr and patron of England who, according to legend, slew a fearsome dragon.
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George

(dʒɔːdʒ)
n
1. (Biography) David Lloyd. See Lloyd George
2. (Biography) Sir Edward (Alan John), known as Eddie. 1938–2009, British economist, governor of the Bank of England (1993–2003)
3. (Biography) Henry. 1839–97, US economist: advocated a single tax on land values, esp in Progress and Poverty (1879)
4. (Biography) Saint. died ?303 ad, Christian martyr, the patron saint of England; the hero of a legend in which he slew a dragon. Feast day: April 23
5. (Biography) Stefan (Anton) (ˈʃtɛfan). 1868–1933, German poet and aesthete. Influenced by the French Symbolists, esp Mallarmé and later by Nietzsche, he sought for an idealized purity of form in his verse. He refused Nazi honours and went into exile in 1933

George

(dʒɔːdʒ)
n
(Aeronautics) informal Brit the automatic pilot in an aircraft
[C20: originally a slang name for an airman]
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George

(dʒɔrdʒ)

n. Idioms:
by George! Chiefly Brit. Informal. (an exclamation used to express astonishment, approval, etc.)
[1595–1600]

George

(dʒɔrdʒ)

n.
1. David Lloyd, Lloyd George, David.
2. Henry, 1839–97, U.S. economist.
3. Saint, died A.D. 303?, Christian martyr: patron saint of England.
4. Ste•fan An•ton (ˈʃtɛ fɑn ˈɑn toʊn) 1868–1933, German poet.
5. Lake, a lake in E New York. 36 mi. (58 km) long.

George

(dʒɔrdʒ)
n.
1. George I, 1660–1727, king of England 1714–27.
2. George II, 1683–1760, king of England 1727–60 (son of George I).
3. George III, 1738–1820, king of England 1760–1820 (grandson of George II).
4. George IV, 1762–1830, king of England 1820–30 (son of George III).
5. George V, 1865–1936, king of England 1910–36 (son of Edward VII).
6. George VI, 1895–1952, king of England 1936–1952 (son of George V).
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.George - Christian martyrGeorge - Christian martyr; patron saint of England; hero of the legend of Saint George and the Dragon in which he slew a dragon and saved a princess (?-303)
2.George - King of Great Britain and Ireland and emperor of India from 1936 to 1947George - King of Great Britain and Ireland and emperor of India from 1936 to 1947; he succeeded Edward VIII (1895-1952)
House of Windsor, Windsor - the British royal family since 1917
3.George - King of Great Britain and Ireland and emperor of India from 1910 to 1936George - King of Great Britain and Ireland and emperor of India from 1910 to 1936; gave up his German title in 1917 during World War I (1865-1936)
Saxe-Coburg-Gotha - the name of the royal family that ruled Great Britain from 1901-1917; the name was changed to Windsor in 1917 in response to anti-German feelings in World War I
House of Windsor, Windsor - the British royal family since 1917
4.George - King of Great Britain and Ireland and Hanover from 1820 to 1830George - King of Great Britain and Ireland and Hanover from 1820 to 1830; his attempt to divorce his estranged wife undermined the prestige of the Crown (1762-1830)
Hanoverian line, House of Hanover, Hanover - the English royal house that reigned from 1714 to 1901 (from George I to Victoria)
5.George - King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1760 to 1820George - King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1760 to 1820; the American colonies were lost during his reign; he became insane in 1811 and his son (later George IV) acted as regent until 1820 (1738-1820)
Hanoverian line, House of Hanover, Hanover - the English royal house that reigned from 1714 to 1901 (from George I to Victoria)
6.George - King of Great Britain and Elector of Hanover from 1727 to 1760 (1683-1760)George - King of Great Britain and Elector of Hanover from 1727 to 1760 (1683-1760)
Hanoverian line, House of Hanover, Hanover - the English royal house that reigned from 1714 to 1901 (from George I to Victoria)
7.George - Elector of Hanover and the first Hanoverian King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1714 to 1727 (1660-1727)George - Elector of Hanover and the first Hanoverian King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1714 to 1727 (1660-1727)
Hanoverian line, House of Hanover, Hanover - the English royal house that reigned from 1714 to 1901 (from George I to Victoria)
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Translations
Georg

George

[dʒɔːdʒ] NJorge
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George

nGeorg m; by George! (dated Brit) → potz Blitz! (dated inf); (indicating determination) → bei Gott! (dated)
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At this hour of the day the place was deserted; George had it to himself.
For George, though you would not have suspected it from his exterior, was one of those in whose cerebra the grey matter splashes restlessly about, producing strong curtains and crisp dialogue.
George had towed us up to Staines, and we had taken the boat from there, and it seemed that we were dragging fifty tons after us, and were walking forty miles.
Then we thought we were going to have supper (we had dispensed with tea, so as to save time), but George said no; that we had better get the canvas up first, before it got quite dark, and while we could see what we were doing.
LOOKING CAUTIOUSLY ABOUT, George Willard arose from his desk in the office of the Winesburg Eagle and went hurriedly out at the back door.
In the darkness George Willard walked along the alleyway, going carefully and cautiously.
George resumes, "the less said about it, the better now.
"20th August.--We have been two months at our home in Scotland, and I see no change in George for the better.
For some time George strove to keep the liaison a secret.
Magdalen was struck, as her sister had been struck, by George Bartram's resemblance to her father -- judging by the portrait at Combe-Raven, which presented the likeness of Andrew Vanstone in his younger days.
George ran down-stairs and pushed them into the room without speaking.
She had been married to a bright and talented young mulatto man, who was a slave on a neighboring estate, and bore the name of George Harris.