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

  • Key, Francis Scott 1779-1843. American lawyer and poet who wrote "Defense of Fort M'Henry” after witnessing the British attack on Fort McHenry at Baltimore on September 13-14, 1814. The poem was set to the music of an 18th-century tune called "To Anacreon in Heaven,” renamed "The Star-Spangled Banner,” and in 1931 was adopted by Congress as the national anthem.

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  • proper n. A surname.


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