Definitions

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

  • Stephen, Saint Died c. A.D. 36. Christian protomartyr who, according to the New Testament, was stoned to death after his defense of Christianity before the Sanhedrin.
  • Stephen, Sir Leslie 1832-1904. British writer and editor whose works include The History of English Thought in the Eighteenth Century (1876) and biographies of Samuel Johnson, Alexander Pope, and others.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The first Christian martyr.
  • proper n. A male given name.
  • proper n. A patronymic surname.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. English writer (1832-1904)

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek Στέφανος (Stephanos), from στέφανος (stephanos, "crown, wreath"), from στέφω (stephō, "to put round, to surround"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • JT flys through and gets his first bag first, Erinn working on his first, stephen and Taj too, as they race back toward the puzzle - JT heads out for number two … the rope will tear you up, says Jeff, and says they'll lose skin - JT has his second bag, and no one else has their first until now - Taj then Stephen, then Erinn … JT with his second.

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  • Stephen Smith here, or @Stephen as some of you may know me.

    SOBCon09

  • LEAD (9) [STEPHEN GRACE] 22, a fairly normal young man, intelligent, sensitive, down-to-earth, a bit shy (he thinks he has the social skills of a 15 year old) but appealing, Stephen is a film student who's had a fairly average life, with the exception of the tragedy of his older brother's death in a car accident seven years ago.

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  • It may be when you have heard the name Stephen Lawrence that it may have rung a bell with some of you.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Brett told agents her husband also sometimes used the name Stephen King.

    CBC | Top Stories News

  • Now it may be when you have heard the name Stephen Lawrence that it will have rung a bell with some of you.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • • Speaking of the Nationals, it's been a long time since those not tracking his every throwing session have heard the name Stephen Strasburg.

    chron.com Chronicle

  • A screen-grab from a Liberal attack ad that criticizes the Conservatives over what it calls Stephen Harper's "contempt for Canadians."

    Thestar.com - Home Page

  • I was also worried by what I call the Stephen King factor, namely bringing in talented, affable young English conservatives with a lack of the depth of knowledge and complete understanding of NI politics which I regard as essential to achieve anything here.

    Slugger O'Toole

  • I was also worried by what I call the Stephen King factor, namely brining in talented, affable young English conservatives with a lack of the depth of knowledge and complete understanding of NI politics which I regard as essential to achieve anything here.

    Slugger O'Toole

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