Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as madge.

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  • proper noun A female given name.

Etymologies

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From the name of a legendary third century saint, from Latin margarita, from Ancient Greek μαργαρίτης (margaritēs, "pearl").

Examples

  • Margaret and Peter, still gripping each other, saw the man who had been seated on the ass being dragged rapidly down the steps of the quay, at the foot of which lay the boat of the _Margaret_.

    Fair Margaret

  • I am to be Queen of England and sign my name Margaret Regina: Margaret R. But there is no opportunity for me to address them, to shine.

    The Red Queen

  • The force of the coincidence that four of these six members of parliament carry the name "Margaret" is too compelling for even the most indolent to ignore and, driven to the books, I find in my lexicon of names that the Margarets of this world have independence -- with that they all would agree.

    The Heirs of Runnymede

  • The 'Margaret' is Margaret Hiddlestone, whom she wanted for a servant, but could not get.

    Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • On our side remain Margaret, Mr. Pike, and myself.

    CHAPTER XLIII

  • And once again Margaret Henan carried a babe to Belfast and had it christened

    SAMUEL

  • Margaret is now looking for well know Canadian authors to write true crime, and how-to titles, both of which were very popular in England.

    2009 January 27 | NIGEL BEALE NOTA BENE BOOKS

  • First of all the attack on the poop, two nights ago, in Margaret's watch.

    CHAPTER XLVII

  • And he turned back, and stood talking once more in Margaret's presence, door in hand, only waiting for some little speech of encouragement to come in and sit down again.

    Mary Barton

  • It was in Margaret's watch, from midnight till four in the morning, when the attack was made.

    CHAPTER XLVII

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