Definitions

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

  • n. A jeweled figure of Saint George killing the dragon, used as an insignia of the Knights of the Garter.
  • n. An English coin during the reign of Henry VIII, imprinted with a figure of Saint George.
  • George, Saint Died c. A.D. 303. Christian martyr and patron of England who, according to legend, slew a fearsome dragon.
  • LakeGeorge A lake of northeast Florida formed by a widening of the St. Johns River.
  • LakeGeorge A glacial lake of northeast New York in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains south of Lake Champlain. Discovered in 1646, it was the site of numerous battles during the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. Today the lake is the center of a large recreational area.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A male given name.
  • proper n. A patronymic surname.
  • proper n. A monarch named King George, especially King George VI of the United Kingdom (reigned 1936-1952)(Should we delete(+) this redundant sense?)
  • proper n. A diminutive of the female given name Georgina or Georgia; also used in the conjoined name George Ann(e).
  • n. , (archaic) A coin with King George’s profile.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A figure of St. George (the patron saint of England) on horseback, appended to the collar of the Order of the Garter. See Garter.
  • proper n. A kind of brown loaf.
  • proper n. Any coin having an image of Saint George.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A jewel including a figure in colored enamels of St. George on horseback encountering the dragon, worn pendent from the collar of the order by knights of the Garter. See garter.
  • n. [lowercase] A loaf, supposed to have been originally stamped with a figure of St. George.
  • n. [lowercase] A large curled wig worn, in the eighteenth century.
  • n. [lowercase] Same as gorge, 10.
  • n. A George-noble.

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

  • n. King of Great Britain and Ireland and emperor of India from 1936 to 1947; he succeeded Edward VIII (1895-1952)
  • n. King of Great Britain and Ireland and Hanover from 1820 to 1830; his attempt to divorce his estranged wife undermined the prestige of the Crown (1762-1830)
  • n. King of Great Britain and Ireland and emperor of India from 1910 to 1936; gave up his German title in 1917 during World War I (1865-1936)
  • n. Elector of Hanover and the first Hanoverian King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1714 to 1727 (1660-1727)
  • n. King of Great Britain and Elector of Hanover from 1727 to 1760 (1683-1760)
  • n. Christian martyr; patron saint of England; hero of the legend of Saint George and the Dragon in which he slew a dragon and saved a princess (?-303)
  • n. King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1760 to 1820; the American colonies were lost during his reign; he became insane in 1811 and his son (later George IV) acted as regent until 1820 (1738-1820)

Etymologies

Name of an early saint, from Latin Georgius, from Ancient Greek Γεώργιος (Geōrgios), from γεωργός (geōrgos, "farmer"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • That first one could be almost anyone from a young Sammy davis jnr onwards,The Boy george is good cant see any wreckiness there, as for George and Bowie just not my thing so "shudder" they give me the creeps.

    I Wanna Be a Wreck Star

  • MARK NEJAME, ATTORNEY FOR GEORGE AND CINDY ANTHONY: George answered all questions directly and honestly, and just did what, I think, no human being could ever be prepared to do.

    CNN Transcript Oct 15, 2008

  • GEORGE ANTHONY, CASEY ANTHONY ` S FATHER: I don ` t know why I stuck the key in the ignition, I started to turn it, and I ` m like, no, George, you can ` t do this.

    CNN Transcript Nov 21, 2008

  • GEORGE W BUSH/IDIOT-IN-CHIEF yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'GEORGE W BUSH/IDIOT-IN-CHIEF'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Article: To the 70% of Americans, including myself, who longed for the promise of federally funded stem cell research ~ this is just another example of \' frat boy \ 'George W saying "Who cares what you think, or for that matter, what you want ~ I\'m the Decider."'

    GEORGE W BUSH / IDIOT-IN-CHIEF

  • GEORGE SMITH, FATHER OF MISSING GROOM: We keep going, because we ` re searching for justice for George.

    CNN Transcript Apr 12, 2006

  • MAUREEN SMITH, MOTHER OF GEORGE SMITH IV: We received a call at 6: 30 on July the 5th from Jennifer's father saying that something terrible had happened to George on the cruise ship and that's how we found out.

    CNN Transcript Dec 13, 2005

  • GEORGE H.W. BUSH, FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Standing next to me is our oldest son, George, and his wife, Laura, from Dallas.

    CNN Transcript Jan 20, 2005

  • GEORGE W. BUSH, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: George and I have been spending a lot of quality time together.

    CNN Transcript Jan 19, 2002

  • GEORGE H.W. BUSH: Oh, I have interests and I read serious papers and I talk to Brent Scowcroft and Ernie Cadder (ph) and all these guys I love and respect and Colin Powell, and you know, Condy Rice that's helping George.

    CNN Transcript Aug 19, 2001

  • GEORGE H.W. BUSH: That's not why George wasn't there.

    CNN Transcript Aug 19, 2001

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  • I wonder what Saint Died is patron saint of. Moribund petunias?

    January 16, 2013

  • n. obsolete A kind of brown loaf.
    Not sure if this is a loaded word of a more specific type.

    January 16, 2013

  • That's a great link, Pro. Thanks!

    March 7, 2011

  • Not necessarily a sleeping car porter.

    March 6, 2011