American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A town of northeast Texas, an industrial suburb of Dallas. Population: 196,000.
- Irving, Sir Henry 1838-1905. British Shakespearean actor whose productions, particularly those at London's Lyceum Theatre, won him the first knighthood awarded to a member of his profession (1895).
- Irving, John Born 1942. American writer. His darkly humorous novels include The World According to Garp (1978) and The Cider House Rules (1985).
- Irving, Washington 1783-1859. American writer remembered for the stories "Rip Van Winkle” and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” contained in The Sketch Book (1819-1820).
- n. A surname.
- n. A male given name transferred from the surname. Used by English-speaking Jews to anglicize Israel.
- n. Any of a number of places in U.S. named after persons with the surname.
- n. United States writer remembered for his stories (1783-1859)
- n. United States writer of darkly humorous novels (born in 1942)
- Variant of the Scottish habitational surname Irvine, probably from Celtic word cognate with Welsh ir, yr "green,fresh" + afon "water". (Wiktionary)
“JEFF SPEVY, IRVING POLICE DEPARTMENT: On December the 24th of 2000, Christmas Eve, Irving police officer Aubrey Hawkins was murdered in the line of duty while protecting the citizens of Irving, Texas.”
“IRVING (May 4, 2009) -- Federal inspectors Monday were sifting through the debris of the collapsed canopy of the Dallas Cowboys 'indoor practice field in Irving.”
“I can totally understand that; we've had it up to here with the sensitive man, and Irving is pure retro.”
“Exxon, based in Irving, Texas, posted higher profits for most of its businesses; including oil production and exploration, refining and U.S. chemicals.”
“Eoghann Irving is amongst other things the creator and Editor of Solar Flare.”
“Danco Inc., a maker of bath and kitchen products in Irving, Texas, says it receives more than 200 product-idea submissions a year from inventors; just 10 to 15 of those ideas make it into retail stores, says Michael C. Miller, director of product partnerships.”
“GREAT GUESTS: In the strongest House episode of the season to date, because it balances all of the "Huddy" stuff with a solid hospital story, Amy Irving is terrific as an imperious and difficult patient, a celebrated children's-book author who collapsed mid-suicide attempt.”
“Israel's oldest newspaper Haaretzrecently reported that David Irving is leading a group of supporters who have each paid around £2000 (about $3160) to take part in an eight-day tour of wartime sites in Poland.”
“It appears to me to be undeniable that ... in the absence of any excuse or suitable explanation for what he said or wrote, Irving is anti-Semitic.”
“Israel's oldest newspaper Haaretzrecently reported that David Irving is leading a group of supporters who have each paid around Â£2000 (about $3160) to take part in an eight-day tour of wartime sites in Poland.”
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