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

  • Gregory, Lady Isabella Augusta Persse 1852-1932. Irish playwright. She was a founder (1899) and director (1904-1932) of the Abbey Theatre, for which she wrote a number of short plays, including Spreading the News (1904).

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  • proper n. A male given name.
  • proper n. A patronymic surname.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. Pope Gregory XIII., born 1572, died 1585, the pope who introduced the modern calendar.
  • proper n. Pope Gregory I., born circa 540, died 604; the pope for whom Gregorian chants were named.

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

  • n. the pope who sponsored the introduction of the modern calendar (1572-1585)
  • n. (Roman Catholic Church) a church father known for his constant fight against perceived heresies; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-391)
  • n. Italian pope from 1831 to 1846; conservative in politics and theology; worked to propagate Catholicism in England and the United States (1765-1846)
  • n. (Roman Catholic Church) an Italian pope distinguished for his spiritual and temporal leadership; a saint and Doctor of the Church (540?-604)
  • n. the Italian pope from 1406 to 1415 who worked to end the Great Schism and who retired to make it possible (1327-1417)
  • n. the Italian pope who fought to establish the supremacy of the pope over the Roman Catholic Church and the supremacy of the church over the state (1020-1085)


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Via Latin Gregorius, from post-classical Ancient Greek Γρηγόριος (Grēgorios, "watchful").



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