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

  • Blake, James Herbert Known as "Eubie.” 1883-1983. American pianist and composer noted for his popular songs and Broadway productions, such as Shuffle Along (1921), which included "I'm Just Wild about Harry.”
  • Blake, Robert 1599-1657. English admiral who was a Parliamentarian during the English Civil War and pursued the Royalist fleet to the Mediterranean Sea, where he defeated it (1650).
  • Blake, William 1757-1827. British poet and artist whose paintings and poetic works, such as Songs of Innocence (1789) and The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (c. 1790), have a mystical, visionary quality.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An English surname, derived from black (dark haired), or from Old English blac, pale or fair.
  • proper n. A surname anglicised from Irish Ó Bláthmhaic.
  • proper n. A male given name transferred from the surnames.
  • proper n. A female given name transferred from the surname.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pale; pallid; wan; of a sickly hue, as the complexion; of a pale-green or yellow hue, as vegetation.
  • Yellow, as butter, cheese, etc.
  • Bleak; cold; bare; naked.
  • To become pale.

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

  • n. visionary British poet and painter (1757-1827)


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  • There is no century possible in which (Wm) Blake would not have seen angels. - Thomas Merton

    September 3, 2011