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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.
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
(Aeronautics) informal Brit the automatic pilot in an aircraft
[C20: originally a slang name for an airman]
by George! Chiefly Brit. Informal. (an exclamation used to express astonishment, approval, etc.)
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.
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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|Noun||1.||George - 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 1947; he succeeded Edward VIII (1895-1952)|
|3.||George - 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
|4.||George - 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)|
|5.||George - 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)|
|6.||George - King of Great Britain and Elector of Hanover from 1727 to 1760 (1683-1760)|
|7.||George - Elector of Hanover and the first Hanoverian King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1714 to 1727 (1660-1727)|