from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin 1797-1851. British writer best known for the Gothic novel Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus (1818). She married Percy Bysshe Shelley in 1816.
- Shelley, Percy Bysshe 1792-1822. British romantic poet whose works include "To a Skylark” (1820), the lyric drama Prometheus Unbound (1820), and "Adonais” (1821), an elegy to John Keats.
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- proper n. Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822), a Romantic poet.
- proper n. A habitational surname.
- proper n. A male given name, transferred use of the surname, mostly before 1930.
- proper n. A female given name used since the 1930s, also explained as a variant of Shirley or Michelle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. English writer who created Frankenstein's monster and married Percy Bysshe Shelley (1797-1851)
- n. Englishman and romantic poet (1792-1822)
From Old English, meaning "clearing on a bank". (Wiktionary)