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

  • Locke, Alain LeRoy 1886-1954. American educator and writer who was a leader of the Harlem Renaissance. His works include Four Negro Poets (1927) and Negro Art: Past and Present (1936).
  • Locke, John 1632-1704. English philosopher. In An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1690) he set out the principles of empiricism, and his Two Treatises on Government (1690) influenced the Declaration of Independence.

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  • proper n. An English surname.
  • proper n. John Locke (1632 – 1704); an influential English philosopher of the Enlightenment and social contract theorist.

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  • n. English empiricist philosopher who believed that all knowledge is derived from sensory experience (1632-1704)


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