American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Byron, George Gordon. Sixth Baron Byron of Rochdale. 1788-1824. British poet acclaimed as one of the leading figures of the romantic movement. The "Byronic hero”—lonely, rebellious, and brooding—first appeared in Manfred (1817). Among his other works are Childe Harold (1812-1818), The Prisoner of Chillon (1816), and the epic satire Don Juan (1819-1824). Byron was notorious for his love affairs and unconventional lifestyle. He died while working to secure Greek independence from the Turks.
- n. A surname.
- n. George Gordon (Noel) Byron, 6th Baron Byron (January 22, 1788–April 19, 1824), a famous English poet and leading figure in romanticism.
- n. A male given name transferred from the surname, of mostly American usage.
- n. English romantic poet notorious for his rebellious and unconventional lifestyle (1788-1824)
- Habitational surname from Old English byrum ("at the byre or cattleshed"). (Wiktionary)
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“Although finding the Parthenon superior, Byron is by no means slighting mosques, considering that the poet could place only one architectural icon from the West above an entire class of Islamic monuments.”
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“Brooksian close reading provides us with another way into the often-remarked fact that Byron is an odd sort of romantic writer.”
“I visited Australia this March and one of the bars in Byron Bay (coincidentally, it is owned by none other than Paul Hogan a.k.a. Crocodile Dundee) had one that was free.”
“Byron is a very sick person and he does not like to know that you are having sex with him, so if you have sex you will contact Hep C, AIDS, and you will have lots of problems ...”
“In all likelihood, Byron is alluding to the mythic tradition that has Cain as offspring of Eve and the Serpent rather than Eve and Adam.”
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