Definitions

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

  • A city of east-central North Carolina east of Raleigh. It is a trade and processing center. Population: 47,400.
  • Wilson, August 1945-2005. American playwright who won a Pulitzer Prize for Fences (1985) and The Piano Lesson (1987).
  • Wilson, Charles Thomson Rees 1869-1959. British physicist. He shared a 1927 Nobel Prize for devising the cloud chamber.
  • Wilson, Edith Bolling 1872-1961. First Lady of the United States (1915-1921) as the second wife of President Woodrow Wilson. She was actively involved in government during the serious illness of her husband (1919-1920).
  • Wilson, Edmund 1895-1972. American literary critic whose influential works include Axel's Castle (1931), a study of the symbolist movement, and Patriotic Gore (1962), a critique of literature from the Civil War era.
  • Wilson, Ellen Louise Axson 1860-1914. First Lady of the United States (1913-1914) as the first wife of President Woodrow Wilson. She died during Wilson's first term.
  • Wilson, Harriet 1808-1870? American author whose work Our Nig (1859) was the first novel by an African American published in the United States.
  • Wilson, James 1742-1798. American Revolutionary patriot and jurist. A signer of the Declaration of Independence, he later served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1789-1798).
  • Wilson, (James) Harold. Baron Wilson of Rievaulx. 1916-1995. British politician who served as prime minister (1964-1970 and 1974-1976). His administration was marked by turmoil in Rhodesia and Northern Ireland and resistance to a price and income policy. He resigned in 1976.
  • MountWilson A mountain, 1,741.6 m (5,710 ft) high, in the San Gabriel Mountains of southwest California northeast of Pasadena. Its observatory was established in 1904.
  • MountWilson A peak, 4,345 m (14,246 ft) high, in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado.
  • Wilson, (Thomas) Woodrow 1856-1924. The 28th President of the United States (1913-1921), whose administration was marked by World War I and the introduction of prohibition. At the Paris Peace Conference (1919) he included the establishment of the League of Nations as a proviso of the Treaty of Versailles. The winner of the 1919 Nobel Peace Prize, he was unable to convince the U.S. Senate to ratify the treaty.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An English, Scottish and northern Irish patronymic surname.
  • proper n. A male given name derived from the surname
  • proper n. Harold Wilson, Labour politician and British Prime Minister

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

  • n. Canadian geophysicist who was a pioneer in the study of plate tectonics (1908-1993)
  • n. American Revolutionary leader who was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence (1742-1798)
  • n. United States entomologist who has generalized from social insects to other animals including humans (born in 1929)
  • n. United States physicist honored for his work on cosmic microwave radiation (born in 1918)
  • n. a peak in the San Juan mountains of Colorado (14,246 feet high)
  • n. English writer of novels and short stories (1913-1991)
  • n. Scottish physicist who invented the cloud chamber (1869-1959)
  • n. author of the first novel by an African American that was published in the United States (1808-1870)
  • n. United States literary critic (1895-1972)
  • n. 28th President of the United States; led the United States in World War I and secured the formation of the League of Nations (1856-1924)
  • n. Scottish ornithologist in the United States (1766-1813)

Etymologies

From Will, short form of the given name William +‎ -son. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • WILSON - Five people are in stable condition and one is in critical condition after a Sunday afternoon plane crash in the town of Wilson.

    The Journal Register (Medina, NY) Homepage

  • WILSON - Regaining the .500 mark in N-O action, Wilson bested 9-4 Medina as Andy Jones had two hits and three RBIs and Cameron Sidote and Tyler Moore both added two RBIs.

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  • “Jumbo,” the nickname Wilson had earned because he was huge, saw no problem with the base, according to Donovan.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • I imagine it: Dr. Edward O. Stonebreaker, the renowned ant expert and sociobiologist, announced today at Harvard that he would no longer use the name Wilson and that, furthermore, no Marxist yoyos would ever again dump water on HIS head.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • LEGGE: Our speaker today, the Honourable Charles Erwin Wilson, is a wise, witty, forthright and articulate man of action.

    Good Neighbours

  • This Wilson is a prime example: he shouts out to our president * you lie* when all fact checks have substantiated that Mr. Obama was stating the truth.

    Obama accepts apology

  • Whether Wilson is hero or goat is in the details. thersa

    First on the Ticker: GOP heckler blasted by 2010 challenger

  • General, we have heard you once played in the KOM under the alias Wilson.

    Going Home to Glory

  • Heather Wilson is attacking Steve Pearce for claiming on Saturday that England is a bigger exporter of Islamic terrorists than any country in the Middle East.

    mjh's blog — 2008 — February

  • During the day, Nia Wilson is a lawyer for the state of Pennsylvania.

    Nia Wilson: Mom doesn't want to talk about the future

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