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

  • Scott, Dred 1795?-1858. American slave who sued for his liberty after spending four years with his master in a territory where slavery had been banned by the Missouri Compromise. The resulting decision by the U.S. Supreme Court (1857) declared the Missouri Compromise unconstitutional because a slave could not be taken from a master without due process of law.
  • Scott, Robert Falcon 1868-1912. British explorer who reached the South Pole (January 1912) only to find that Roald Amundsen had discovered the spot one month before.
  • Scott, Sir Walter 1771-1832. British writer of ballads and historical novels, a genre he developed. His works include Waverley (1814) and Ivanhoe (1819).
  • Scott, Winfield 1786-1866. American general. A hero of the War of 1812, he captured Veracruz, defeated Santa Anna, and captured Chapultepec during the Mexican War (1846-1848).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An English ethnic surname for someone with Scottish ancestry.
  • proper n. A male given name transferred from the surname.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete spelling of Scot.
  • n. An obsolete spelling of scot.

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

  • n. English explorer who reached the South Pole just a month after Amundsen; he and his party died on the return journey (1868-1912)
  • n. United States slave who sued for liberty after living in a non-slave state; caused the Supreme Court to declare the Missouri Compromise unconstitutional (1795?-1858)
  • n. award-winning United States film actor (1928-1999)
  • n. United States general who was a hero of the War of 1812 and who defeated Santa Anna in the Mexican War (1786-1866)
  • n. British author of historical novels and ballads (1771-1832)


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  • SCOTT FRANZKE, PHILLIES BROADCAST: Well, I don't think I would say concerned because I think like Scott had said and like Todd had said, that the approach that Cory takes with just about everything he does, he's so analytical with it.

    CNN Transcript Oct 11, 2006

  • SCOTT FREDERICKSEN, SCOTT PALMER'S ATTORNEY: Scott was very pleased to have had the opportunity to testify before the committee.

    CNN Transcript Oct 24, 2006

  • LOVER OF SCOTT PETERSON: You know, Scott, when people find out, and they will, no one will think your behavior is innocent.

    CNN Transcript Aug 19, 2004

  • JACKIE PETERSON, SCOTT PETERSON'S MOTHER: Scott losing his wife and child is the worst thing that could possibly happen to him.

    CNN Transcript Jan 8, 2004

  • SCOTT is also named in a separate count with a November 15, 2006 carjacking of a man who was arriving home, with his 18-month-old infant in the back seat of his Acura TSX, in the Carrolton area of New Orleans, where Scott allegedly confronted him with a hand gun and highjacked his car.

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  • SCOTT MACINTYRE (YES) -- the final audition we see is of the visually impaired Scott, who is led into the auditio by his darn good looking brother.

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  • This Scott is the one who is standing up to the lies of the past and the Bush policies.

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  • The Rev. Jesse Jackson issued a statement in which he called Scott an "incredibly intelligent man" and his friend for "more than 25 years."

    Fore, right!


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