American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Maximilian 1832-1867. Austrian archduke and emperor of Mexico (1864-1867). Appointed emperor by the French, who had recently captured Mexico, he lacked popular support and was captured and executed by Mexican republicans when France withdrew from the country under American pressure.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Bavarian gold coin worth about 13s. 6d. English.
- n. A male given name, rare in English.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A gold coin of Bavaria, of the value of about 13s. 6d. sterling, or about three dollars and a quarter.
- From German Maximilian, ultimately of Latin origin. (Wiktionary)
“Maximilian is discovered as an infant in a secluded area and adopted by one of Wolf's grade teachers.”
“I found myself far more interested in Maximilian's adventures and his nearly satirical Zen state as he attracts devotees to his cryptic parables.”
“Maximian (Maximilian is the diminutive form of this)”
“As for Carlota, she was having an affair with a Belgian officer in Maximilian's army, Colonel Alfred van der Smissens, and was pregnant when she went to Europe to plead her husband's cause.”
“Brace yourself for Richard the Lionheart in Maximilian plate, and Vikings with horned helmets and furry trousers.”
“The seventh Prince Thurn und Taxis was called Maximilian and his wife was Helen Duchess of Bavaria.”
““Someone who picked it up following an assassination attempt on an arms dealer by the name of Maximilian Sprague.””
“Maximilian is a handsome man, and the picture is said to be the finest of Maximilian in existence.”
“Whether, therefore, they may be inclined to quarrel with France now on the subject of Mexico, or whether they may be able to nurse their wrath to keep it warm until the empire of Maximilian is able to stand by itself, and France may withdraw, and not be quarrelled with at all, matters not very much.”
“Good list, though I’d throw in some love for Maximilian from the Black Hole and the original Cylons (remember Battlestar Galactica was released in theaters).”
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