from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Astor, John Jacob 1763-1848. German-born American fur trader and capitalist who became the wealthiest man of his time in the United States.
- Astor, Nancy Witcher Langhorne. Viscountess Astor. 1879-1964. American-born British politician. In 1919 she became the first woman to sit in the House of Commons, serving there until 1945.
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- proper n. A surname.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. United States capitalist (born in Germany) who made a fortune in fur trading (1763-1848)
- n. British politician (born in the United States) who was the first woman to sit in the British House of Commons (1879-1964)
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The name Astor she made up off the top of her head one day when she needed to refer to Geoff; he has no idea where it came from, though at the time he thought the name was pretty cool.
Well, my chief, Colonel Astor, is with me in Canada and I have no doubt that Colonel Astor thinks he is "The Times".
When you hear the name Astor you think glamour .... prestige .... the Titanic.
On visits to the Bronx Zoo, which named a baby elephant after her -- "Astor" -- she was just as interested in the worker who shoveled out his enclosure as she was in the head of the zoo.
As Dorn’s suffering wife, Mary Astor is completely wasted.
Their benevolence and philanthropy such that the name Astor still crops up around the city.
There used to be a bookstore called the Astor Place Bookstore or something of the sort.
We were at a field command post where our ships were being loaded when the grunt commander called Astor over to his command tent.
I saw the flight and called Astor to say we were joining up.
An open space nearby Bowery Village was called Astor Place.