Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • King of the West Saxons (871–899), scholar, and lawmaker who repelled the Danes and helped consolidate England into a unified kingdom.

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  • proper noun Alfred the Great, early king of England
  • proper noun A male given name.

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  • noun king of Wessex; defeated the Vikings and encouraged writing in English (849-899)

Etymologies

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From Old English Ælfræd, from ælf- = "elf" + -ræd or -rēd = "counsel".

Examples

  • The report released Tuesday by the firm, which goes by the name Alfred Little, said provincial mining reports contradict Silvercorp's resource and production estimates at its Ying mine in Henan province, and notes independent geologists haven't visited the site in three years, calling into question the accuracy of its data.

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  • The report released Tuesday by the firm, which goes by the name Alfred Little, said provincial mining reports contradict Silvercorp's resource and production estimates at its Ying mine in Henan province, and notes independent geologists haven't visited the site in three years, calling into question the accuracy of its data.

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  • The report released Tuesday by the firm, which goes by the name Alfred Little, said provincial mining reports contradict Silvercorp's resource and production estimates at its Ying mine in Henan province, and notes independent geologists haven't visited the site in three years, calling into question the accuracy of its data.

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  • (I'm ignoring issues of authorship here -- "Alfred" is just a construct anyway -- and a rather annoyingly pious one at that, if Asser and Bernard Cornwell can be believed.)

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • Their cake was topped by a 1 1/2 - foot-tall statue of the couple in Alfred Eisenstaedt's iconic photo of a sailor kissing a nurse (transformed into a bride with the help of frosting) in Times Square.

    Nuptials: Tracy Mathieu & Robert Huffman

  • For some time he does fight with the Vikings, putting fear in the heart of the Saxons to the south, as Alfred is rumored to be very ill and possibly dead.

    “The Burning Land” by Bernard Cornwell (Harpercollins, 2010) « The BookBanter Blog

  • Leigh, best known for starring in Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" (1960), and Mr. Curtis became one of the world's most glamorous couples.

    Tony Curtis dies at 85; starred in 'Some Like It Hot' and 'Sweet Smell of Success'

  • For some time he does fight with the Vikings, putting fear in the heart of the Saxons to the south, as Alfred is rumored to be very ill and possibly dead.

    2010 March 14 « The BookBanter Blog

  • Leigh, best known for starring in Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" (1960), and Mr. Curtis became one of the world's most glamorous couples.

    Tony Curtis dies at 85: Iconic actor starred in 'Some Like It Hot'

  • Alfred is known for making cameos in his films and Rope! is not exception.

    Creature Feature Double Feature - The Retroist

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