Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • In the New Testament, the mother of John the Baptist and a kinswoman of Mary.
  • Elizabeth 2 1843-1916. Queen of Romania (1881-1916) and poet who wrote under the pseudonym Carmen Sylva.
  • Elizabeth 3 1900-2002. Queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1936-1952) as the wife of George VI.
  • A city of northeast New Jersey south of Newark. Settled as Elizabethtown in 1664, it was the capital of New Jersey until 1686 and is today a residential suburb of New York City. Population: 126,000.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A female given name, popular since the 16th century.
  • proper n. The mother of John the Baptist (written Elisabeth in later versions of the Bible).
  • proper n. Elisheba, the wife of Aaron.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. Queen Elizabeth II. of the United Kingdom, born 1926.
  • proper n. Elizabeth I., the Queen of England from 1558 to 1603. She was the daughter of Henry VIII. and Anne Boleyn (1533-1603).
  • proper n. Saint Elizabeth of Hungary; Born at Presburg, Hungary 1207, died died at Marburg, Germany, Nov. 19, 1231. She was a Hungarian princess, daughter of Andrew II. of Hungary, and wife of Louis, landgrave of Thuringia, celebrated for her sanctity.
  • proper n. a city in Union County in northeastern New Jersy, pop. ca. 106,000. It lies between Newark to the north and Linden to the south, and has a large port, regulated by the Port of New York Authority. It also contains most of the runway area of the Newark International Airport.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. Queen of England from 1558 to 1603; daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn; she succeeded Mary I (who was a Catholic) and restored Protestantism to England; during her reign Mary Queen of Scots was executed and the Spanish Armada was defeated; her reign was marked by prosperity and literary genius (1533-1603)
  • n. daughter of George VI who became the Queen of England and Northern Ireland in 1952 on the death of her father (1926-)

Etymologies

From the Ancient Greek Ἐλισάβετ (Elisabet), a transliteration of the Old Testament Classical Hebrew אלישבע (Elisheva, "my deity is an oath"). See El (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • ED SMART, ELIZABETH SMART'S FATHER: Well, you know, originally, we had so many people ask us to help them with book deals or they were going to do book deals or movies and, I mean, the morning after Elizabeth came home this started happening.

    CNN Transcript Nov 2, 2003

  • ED SMART, FATHER OF ELIZABETH SMART: You know, if you can hear me, Elizabeth is the sweetest girl.

    CNN Transcript Jun 4, 2003

  • DAVID SMART, ELIZABETH SMART'S UNCLE: You know, it didn't really sink in until last night when I was able to hug Elizabeth and just tell her how much we loved her and cared about her.

    CNN Transcript Mar 13, 2003

  • LOIS SMART, ELIZABETH SMART'S MOTHER: Elizabeth, we love you.

    CNN Transcript Jun 14, 2002

  • EDWARD SMART, ELIZABETH SMART'S FATHER: We would ask everyone, you know, whether they're going on vacation or whatever they're doing to please keep their eyes and ears open for her, that we still feel confident that it is going to be through the eyes and ears that we find Elizabeth.

    CNN Transcript Jun 24, 2002

  • ED SMART, FATHER OF ELIZABETH SMART: You know, the worst part is missing Elizabeth.

    CNN Transcript Jun 19, 2002

  • ROBERT LACEY, AUTHOR, "MONARCH: THE LIFE AND REIGN OF ELIZABETH II": Well, of course, it's difficult to compare her to the first Elizabeth who was the executive head of state.

    CNN Transcript May 28, 2002

  • ED SMART, FATHER OF ELIZABETH SMART:: ... was wanting to release Elizabeth, and I don't know how credible the correspondence was.

    CNN Transcript Jul 10, 2002

  • DAVE SMART, ELIZABETH SMART'S UNCLE: We're not going to hang our hat on, I mean, we're just not, we're not going to hang our hat on anything until we have Elizabeth in our hands, in our arms.

    CNN Transcript Jun 22, 2002

  • LOIS SMART, ELIZABETH SMART'S MOTHER: I just want to tell Elizabeth how much I love her, how much her family loves her.

    CNN Transcript Sep 4, 2002

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