Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • Christian protomartyr who, according to the New Testament, was stoned to death after his defense of Christianity before the Sanhedrin.
  • Leslie,British writer and editor whose works include The History of English Thought in the Eighteenth Century (1876) and biographies of Samuel Johnson, Alexander Pope, and others.

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  • proper noun The first Christian martyr.
  • proper noun A male given name.
  • proper noun A patronymic surname.

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  • noun English writer (1832-1904)

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek Στέφανος (Stephanos), from στέφανος (stephanos, "crown, wreath"), from στέφω (stephō, "to put round, to surround").

Examples

  • JT flys through and gets his first bag first, Erinn working on his first, stephen and Taj too, as they race back toward the puzzle - JT heads out for number two … the rope will tear you up, says Jeff, and says they'll lose skin - JT has his second bag, and no one else has their first until now - Taj then Stephen, then Erinn … JT with his second.

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  • JT flys through and gets his first bag first, Erinn working on his first, stephen and Taj too, as they race back toward the puzzle - JT heads out for number two … the rope will tear you up, says Jeff, and says they'll lose skin - JT has his second bag, and no one else has their first until now - Taj then Stephen, then Erinn … JT with his second.

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  • LEAD (9) [STEPHEN GRACE] 22, a fairly normal young man, intelligent, sensitive, down-to-earth, a bit shy (he thinks he has the social skills of a 15 year old) but appealing, Stephen is a film student who's had a fairly average life, with the exception of the tragedy of his older brother's death in a car accident seven years ago.

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  • Stephen Smith here, or @Stephen as some of you may know me.

    SOBCon09

  • Now it may be when you have heard the name Stephen Lawrence that it will have rung a bell with some of you.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • It may be when you have heard the name Stephen Lawrence that it may have rung a bell with some of you.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • It may be when you have heard the name Stephen Lawrence that it may have rung a bell with some of you.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • • Speaking of the Nationals, it's been a long time since those not tracking his every throwing session have heard the name Stephen Strasburg.

    chron.com Chronicle

  • Brett told agents her husband also sometimes used the name Stephen King.

    The Seattle Times

  • Brett told agents her husband also sometimes used the name Stephen King.

    CBC | Top Stories News

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