from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Sidney, Sir Philip 1554-1586. English poet, politician, and soldier. His works include the sonnet sequence Astrophel and Stella and the collection of pastoral idylls Arcadia, both published posthumously.
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- proper n. A surname.
- proper n. A male given name, transferred from the surname. Used since the 18th century; diminutive Sid.
- proper n. A female given name, twentieth century usage, more often in the spelling Sydney.
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- n. English poet (1554-1586)
A habitational surname derived from a place Saint-Denis in France ( see Dennis), and from a place in Surrey, Old English sīdan ("wide") + ēg ("river island") . (Wiktionary)