from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A legendary British hero, said to have been king of the Britons in the sixth century A.D. and to have held court at Camelot.
- Arthur, Chester Alan 1829-1886. The 21st President of the United States (1881-1885) who became President after the assassination of James A. Garfield. He supported the 1883 Pendleton Act, which created the Civil Service Commission to regulate federal appointments.
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- proper n. A male given name.
- proper n. A patronymic surname.
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- n. elected vice president and became 21st President of the United States when Garfield was assassinated (1830-1886)
- n. a legendary king of the Britons (possibly based on a historical figure in the 6th century but the story has been retold too many times to be sure); said to have led the Knights of the Round Table at Camelot
From the name of the legendary king, probably related to old Celtic artos ("bear"). (Wiktionary)