from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Alfred Known as "the Great.” 849-899. King of the West Saxons (871-899), scholar, and lawmaker who repelled the Danes and helped consolidate England into a unified kingdom.
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- proper n. Alfred the Great, early king of England
- proper n. A male given name.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. king of Wessex; defeated the Vikings and encouraged writing in English (849-899)
From Old English Ælfræd, from ælf- = "elf" + -ræd or -rēd = "counsel". (Wiktionary)