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

  • Sheridan, Philip Henry 1831-1888. American Union general. Active in the Chattanooga (1863) and Wilderness (1864) campaigns, he routed Confederate forces at the Battle of Five Forks (1865).
  • Sheridan, Richard Brinsley 1751-1816. British playwright and politician known for his satirical comedies of manners, including The Rivals (1775), which features the catachrestic character Mrs. Malaprop.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A Irish surname;the Anglicised form of Irish Ó Sirideáin.
  • proper n. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  • proper n. A female given name of modern usage in uncommon circumstances.
  • proper n. The Irish playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan
  • proper n. Any of many placenames

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  • n. Irish playwright remembered for his satirical comedies of manners (1751-1816)


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