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

  • A city of southeast Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. Population: 64,200.
  • Taylor, Cecil Percival Born 1929. American jazz pianist and composer who was a leader of the free jazz movement of the 1960s, which emphasized unrestrained, emotional play and group improvisation.
  • Taylor, Charles Ghankay Born 1948. Liberian political leader whose tenure as president of Liberia (1997-2003) was marked by widespread conflict and rebellion. He stepped down and went into exile in 2003.
  • Taylor, Edward 1645?-1729. English-born American Puritan cleric and poet. Although his works were unpublished until 1939, he is now recognized as one of colonial America's finest poets. His poems include "God's Determinations Touching His Elect” (c. 1685).
  • Taylor, Elizabeth Born 1932. British-born American actress. A childhood star after her appearance in National Velvet (1944), she later won an Academy Award for Butterfield 8 (1960) and for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966).
  • Taylor, Frederick Winslow 1856-1915. American inventor, engineer, and efficiency expert noted for his innovations in industrial engineering and management.
  • Taylor, Joseph Hooton, Jr. Born 1941. American physicist. He shared a 1993 Nobel Prize for the discovery of a new type of pulsar.
  • Taylor, Paul Born 1930. American choreographer whose avant-garde work includes Three Epitaphs (1956) and Orbs (1966).
  • Taylor, Tom 1817-1880. British playwright whose works include Our American Cousin (1858).
  • Taylor, Zachary Known as "Old Rough and Ready.” 1784-1850. The 12th President of the United States (1849-1850). An army officer in the Black Hawk War (1832) and the Second Seminole War (1835-1837), he became a national hero during the Mexican War (1846-1848) and was elected President in 1848. He died after less than two years in office.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A surname.
  • proper n. A male given name, transferred from the surname.
  • proper n. A female given name popular in the 1990s and 2000s.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete spelling of tailor.

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

  • n. United States composer and music critic (1885-1966)
  • n. 12th President of the United States; died in office (1784-1850)
  • n. United States film actress (born in England) who was a childhood star; as an adult she often co-starred with Richard Burton (born in 1932)

Etymologies

English occupational surname, "tailor". (Wiktionary)

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