Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Martineau: Harriet Martineau


 (mär′tn-ō), Harriet 1802-1876.
British writer whose Illustrations of Political Economy (1832-1834) explained the theories of Thomas Robert Malthus, John Stuart Mill, and David Ricardo.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


1. (Biography) Harriet. 1802–76, English author of books on political economy and of novels and children's stories
2. (Biography) her brother, James. 1805–1900, English Unitarian theologian and minister
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(ˈmɑr tnˌoʊ)

1. Harriet, 1802–76, English writer and economist.
2. her brother, James, 1805–1900, English theologian.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in classic literature ?
Katharine could not reduce the world to that particular perspective in which Harriet Martineau, for instance, was a figure of solid importance, and possessed of a genuine relationship to this figure or to that date.
Well aware that it was his last shot to play against Grayslake Central, ever, Grayslake North senior Austin Martineau made sure he made a few shots.
MIDLANDS law firm Shakespeare Martineau has appointed a new chief executive.
IThe lovable character from Julia Donaldson's popular children's book is to feature in a new activity trail at Martineau Gardens in Edgbaston.
Joel Martineau was a finalist in the 2017 Canadian National Teams Championships.
Min Yong-gyu and Frank Martineau, who are in an international security team for the PyeongChang Olympics, found the boy, 8, struggling to breathe difficulty at Gate 13 of the Gangneung Hockey Center on Saturday afternoon.
Aaron Martineau of Eugene was five days short of his 29th birthday when he died in September 2014.
This is Harriet Martineau who, according to a plaque at 57 Front Street, Tynemouth, was a novelist, political economist and England's first woman journalist who "regained her health here" between 1840 and 1845.
One of the copied portraits, drawn in 1847 by Helena's great, great aunt Hilary Bonham Carter, shows Elizabeth Martineau.
FITCHBURG -- Looking out at the audience of family, friends and colleagues, new Police Chief Ernest Martineau recalled an encounter with a police officer at a school dance when he was 13.
Global Banking News-October 7, 2014--SGH Martineau reappointed to Banco Santander law panel
Harriet Martineau: Authorship, Society and Empire, edited by Ella Dzelzainis and Cora Kaplan, is an eminently useful collection that manages both breadth and depth.