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Ram·say

 (răm′zē), Allan 1686-1758.
Scottish poet noted for his patriotic and pastoral works, including the drama The Gentle Shepherd (1725).

Ram·say

 (răm′zē), Sir William 1852-1916.
British chemist. He won a 1904 Nobel Prize for discovering the noble gases argon, helium, neon, xenon, and krypton.

Ramsay

(ˈræmzɪ)
n
1. (Biography) Allan. ?1686–1758, Scottish poet, editor, and bookseller, noted particularly for his pastoral comedy The Gentle Shepherd (1725): first person to introduce the circulating library in Scotland
2. (Biography) his son, Allan 1713–84, Scottish portrait painter
3. (Biography) James Andrew Broun Ramsay See Dalhousie2
4. (Biography) Gordon. born 1963, British chef and restaurateur; achieved a third Michelin star (2001)
5. (Biography) Sir William. 1852–1916, Scottish chemist. He discovered argon (1894) with Rayleigh, isolated helium (1895), and identified neon, krypton, and xenon: Nobel prize for chemistry 1904

Ram•say

(ˈræm zi)

n.
1. Allan, 1686–1758, Scottish poet.
2. George, Dalhousie, George Ramsay, Earl of.
3. James Andrew Broun, Dalhousie, James Andrew Broun Ramsay, 1st Marquis and 10th Earl of.
4. Sir William, 1852–1916, English chemist.
References in periodicals archive ?
Pittock, 'Ramsay, Allan (1684-1758)', Oxford Dictionary of National biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2010 www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/23072 [accessed 30 June 2017].
(1) Murray Pittock, 'Ramsay, Allan (1684-1758)' Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2010 (www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/23072, accessed 29 March 2017).
(32) Murray Pittock, 'Ramsay, Allan (1684-1758)' Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2010[www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/23072, accessed 29 March 2017].