from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Shirley, William 1694-1771. British colonial administrator who was governor of Massachusetts (1741-1749 and 1753-1756) and commanded British forces in the French and Indian War.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. An English habitational surname
- proper n. A male given name transferred from the surname.
- proper n. A female given name transferred from the surname. Popular from the 1920s to the 1950s.
- adv. surely
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The bullfinch.
English place name form Old English scīr ("county") + lēah ("meadow"). (Wiktionary)