American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Gregory, Lady Isabella Augusta Persse 1852-1932. Irish playwright. She was a founder (1899) and director (1904-1932) of the Abbey Theatre, for which she wrote a number of short plays, including Spreading the News (1904).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Pope Gregory XIII., born 1572, died 1585, the pope who introduced the modern calendar.
- n. Pope Gregory I., born circa 540, died 604; the pope for whom Gregorian chants were named.
- n. the pope who sponsored the introduction of the modern calendar (1572-1585)
- n. (Roman Catholic Church) a church father known for his constant fight against perceived heresies; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-391)
- n. Italian pope from 1831 to 1846; conservative in politics and theology; worked to propagate Catholicism in England and the United States (1765-1846)
- n. (Roman Catholic Church) an Italian pope distinguished for his spiritual and temporal leadership; a saint and Doctor of the Church (540?-604)
- n. the Italian pope from 1406 to 1415 who worked to end the Great Schism and who retired to make it possible (1327-1417)
- n. the Italian pope who fought to establish the supremacy of the pope over the Roman Catholic Church and the supremacy of the church over the state (1020-1085)
- Via Latin Gregorius, from post-classical Ancient Greek Γρηγόριος (Grēgorios, "watchful"). (Wiktionary)
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“If you've been watching "Meet the Press" in recent months, you'd know that Gregory is right.”
“But it looks like Gregory is just going to shout poll numbers at us.”
“Although there may be some TV reporters who do gloss over a topic and allow their interview subjects to get away with non-answers, Gregory is surely not one of them.”
“It's clear to anyone who has actually been paying attention to the Sunday talk shows that David Gregory is innocent of the charges lobbed against him at that panel.”
“Of all the anchors of the Sunday morning talk shows, Gregory is the most relentless and aggressive when it comes to interviewing public officials.”
“I haven't be able to take a word Gregory says seriously since he danced at the Press Corps dinner with Rove.”
“The number of the Popes each of whom appears under the name Gregory or watchman, is also sixteen, or two times eight.”
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