Definitions

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  • proper noun A female given name occasionally borrowed from Scandinavia since the 19th century.

Etymologies

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Old Norse Ástríðr, from áss "god" + fríðr "beautiful"; a royal name in Scandinavia, popular there since the Middle Ages.

Examples

  • On the front, with a background of midnight blue, was the name Astrid etched in deep red flowing cursive letters.

    The Hollow

  • On the front, with a background of midnight blue, was the name Astrid etched in deep red flowing cursive letters.

    The Hollow

  • Looking at it in the daylight, I traced the red cursive letters, spelling out the name Astrid, trapped forever beneath tiny glass squares.

    The Haunted

  • The words do not open till CHRISTMAS were written in big block letters under the name Astrid, with several stern exclamation points.

    The Hollow

  • The words do not open till CHRISTMAS were written in big block letters under the name Astrid, with several stern exclamation points.

    The Hollow

  • The idea of an episode of just Walter and Astrid is a great idea and I hope its one that gets realised.

    SF Fanatic: The Problem With Fringe

  • Story could be Astrid is kidnapped by Greeks (or Christians or some other mythic-oriented race) and Hiccup leads a Viking/dragon army to get her back.

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  • Astrid is an attractive heroine with whom one can readily identify, and the pace of the plot guarantees that you won't want to put this book down until you have finished it.

    March 2008

  • The venuethe Astrid Hotel, in Astrid, Mainewas famous not only for the skankiness of its patrons but also for its ghost, an undead girl who walked its tattered hallways weeping in her pajamas.

    Excerpt: I'm Looking Through You by Jennifer Finney Boylan

  • Astrid is an attractive heroine with whom one can readily identify, and the pace of the plot guarantees that you won't want to put this book down until you have finished it.

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