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

  • Garrick, David 1717-1779. British actor and theater manager who was considered the foremost Shakespearean player of his time.

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  • proper n. An English habitational surname from Garwick in Lincolnshire.
  • proper n. An English patronymic surname from the Germanic ger + ric - spear power.
  • proper n. A male given name, transferred from the surnames.

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  • n. English actor and theater manager who was the foremost Shakespearean actor of his day (1717-1779)


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  • Williams drove in Garrick Haltiwanger, who reached on a one-out triple, with a fly ball to centerfield.

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  • Founded in 1831 as a club for theater people and other artistic types, the Garrick is his brier patch, a London men's club with probably the world's best collection of art devoted to the dramatic arts.

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  • It is named after the 17th-century Shakespearean actor David Garrick, who founded a club called the Garrick in London.

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  • "You have heard of an organization called the Garrick Players, haven't you?"

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  • I also saw my first West End show, This is Our Youth, at the Garrick, which is where I'm performing now, funnily enough.

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  • Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis among its members - should sever ties with a prestigious, all-male club in London, called the Garrick, that allows women to enter only in the company of men.

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  • Randolph are two of the city's great theaters: the Powers ', which will vanish with the westward expansion of the Sherman House, and Louis Sullivan's Schiller, completed in 1892 and later called the Garrick; they will be joined by the Iroquois, where 596 people will perish in

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