from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Wagner, Richard 1813-1883. German composer known especially for his romantic operas, often based on Germanic legends. Among his works are Tannhäuser (1845) and the tetralogy Der Ring des Nibelungen (1853-1874).
- Wagner, Robert Ferdinand 1877-1953. German-born American politician. A U.S. senator from New York (1927-1949), he sponsored important social legislation during Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration, most notably the National Labor Relations Act (1935).
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- proper n. A surname of German origin. Widely known as the surname of the German composer Richard Wagner (1813-1883).
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- n. German composer of operas and inventor of the musical drama in which drama and spectacle and music are fused (1813-1883)
- n. Austrian architect and pioneer of modern architecture (1841-1918)
- n. the music of Wagner
From German Wagner, meaning ‘wheelwright’. See also the English surname Wheelwright. (Wiktionary)