Definitions

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

  • Hopkins, Gerard Manley 1844-1889. British poet known for a number of works published posthumously, including "The Wreck of the Deutschland” and "The Windhover.”
  • Hopkins, Johns 1795-1873. American financier and philanthropist who left $7 million to found the hospital and university in Baltimore that bear his name.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An English, Irish and Welsh patronymic surname.

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

  • n. United States educator and theologian (1802-1887)
  • n. Welsh film actor (born in 1937)
  • n. United States financier and philanthropist who left money to found the university and hospital that bear his name in Baltimore (1795-1873)
  • n. English poet (1844-1889)
  • n. English biochemist who did pioneering work that led to the discovery of vitamins (1861-1947)

Etymologies

From Hob +‎ -kin + the patronymic suffix -s. (Wiktionary)

Examples

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.