Definitions

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

  • Montagu, Ashley 1905-1999. British-born American anthropologist whose books, such as The Natural Superiority of Women (1953), helped popularize anthropology.
  • Montagu, Lady Mary Wortley 1689-1762. English writer noted for her erudite and amusing letters, first published in Turkish Letters (1763).

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  • proper n. A surname.

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  • n. United States anthropologist (born in England) who popularized anthropology (1905-)

Etymologies

Old French Mont Aign. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • When James Everard died, my parents left Wardour, and took a house in Montagu Place at the top of Bryanston Square, and passed their winters hunting at Leamington.

    The Romance of Isabel, Lady Burton

  • Shakespeare changed Montecchio to Montague and Capelletto to Capulet for his own audience, already familiar with the name Montagu – it’s a famous hereditary English title.

    New Interview: David Blixt, Author of Master of Verona

  • Within that discussion, he included comments by Edwin Montagu aka Lord Curzon — a prominent British JEWISH leader – describing the situation within Palestine circa 1917.

    Matthew Yglesias » Bye, Bye Nationhood

  • If this be a true inference, his passion "was probably converted into antipathy by the contempt with which she received his declaration."] [Footnote 10: Her husband, Edward Wortley Montagu, the name Montagu having been added for reasons connected with a family estate.] [Footnote 11: From the Guardian.] [Footnote 12: "Belianis of Greece" was a continuation of the romance

    The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. IV (of X)—Great Britain and Ireland II

  • Constitutional reforms were embodied in the Government of India Act of 1919 - also known as the Montagu-Chelmsford Reforms (Edwin Samuel Montagu was Britain's secretary of state for India; the Marquess of Chelmsford was viceroy).

    The British Raj

  • Then we and our wives all to see the Montagu, which is a fine ship, and so to the town again by water, and then to see the room where the Duke of Buckingham was killed by Felton.

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Apr/May 1661

  • A transmutation, transelementation, transignification, divines such as Montagu and Andrewes, Forbes and Thorndike NEVER denied.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • "You're wrong, Bob my dear," Guy is saying, "I agree with you they do look like fish-hooks strung in a row, but I heard Miss Nellie Teazle tell Mrs. John Prim, that that was the 'Montagu' style; so excuse me for contradicting you."

    Honor Edgeworth Ottawa's Present Tense

  • The singularly characteristic houses on the north side of this square, with their deep arcades, were probably rebuilt or renovated in the seventeenth century; they must be of considerable antiquity, for one of them, a corner house called "Montagu," has its place in history.

    From a Terrace in Prague

  • Then a threatened shortness of provisions, and rumors of enemy's ships in the neighborhood, especially of the seventy-four "Montagu" combined to send him to St. Catherine's Island, another appointed rendezvous, and the last upon the coast of Brazil.

    Sea Power in its Relations to the War of 1812 Volume 2

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