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

  • Chopin, Frédéric François 1810-1849. Polish-born French composer and pianist of the romantic era. His music, written chiefly for the piano, was based on traditional Polish dance themes.
  • Chopin, Kate O'Flaherty 1851-1904. American writer whose works, such as The Awakening (1899), portray Creole life in Louisiana.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A French surname.
  • proper n. Frédéric Chopin Polish-born classical composer
  • proper n. The music of this composer

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A liquid measure formerly used in France and Great Britain, varying from half a pint to a wine quart.
  • n. See chopine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Scotch liquid measure now abolished, equal to 52.1017 cubic inches (half a Scotch pint), or about nine tenths of a United States (old wine) quart.—
  • n. An old English measure equal to half a pint.
  • n. A measure of liquids used in France before the establishment of the metric system, and varying in value according to locality, that of Paris being equal to 0.4656 liter, or rather more than four fifths of an imperial pint. The name is now given to the demi-liter, which is a little more than the old measure.
  • n. A vessel, usually a canette or jug of stoneware, holding about a chopin.

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

  • n. United States writer who described Creole life in Louisiana (1851-1904)
  • n. the music of Chopin
  • n. French composer (born in Poland) and pianist of the romantic school (1810-1849)


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