Douglas

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From a place name, Scottish Gaelic dubh (black) + glais (stream).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdʌɡləs/
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Douglas (countable and uncountable, plural Douglases)

  1. A habitational surname of Scottish origin.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A place name or the name of a geographical feature, often given after a person, notably held by:
    1. Douglas, the capital city of the Isle of Man.
    2. A village in South Lanarkshire council area, Scotland, the origin of clan Douglas and the Lords of Douglas (OS grid ref NS8330).
    3. A suburb of Townsville, Queensland, Australia.
    4. A locality in the Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia.
    5. A village in Belize.
    6. A suburban community in York County, New Brunswick, Canada.
    7. A community in Admaston/Bromley, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.
    8. A locality in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.
    9. A settlement in the Rural Municipality of Elton, Manitoba, Canada.
    10. A river in Lancashire and Greater Manchester, England.
    11. A settlement in East Falkland, Falkland Islands.
    12. A village and suburb of Cork, County Cork, Ireland.
    13. A rural locality in Taranaki, New Zealand.
    14. A small community in South Canterbury, New Zealand.
    15. A locality in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
    16. A town in Northern Cape, South Africa.
    17. An area in eastern Dundee, Scotland; in full, Douglas and Angus.
    18. A town in Marshall County, Alabama, United States.
    19. A community on Douglas Island, Alaska, United States, directly across from Juneau.
    20. A city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States.
    21. A city in Coffee County, Georgia, United States.
    22. A neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, United States.
    23. An unincorporated community in Knox County, Illinois, United States.
    24. An unincorporated community in St. Clair County, Illinois, United States.
    25. An unincorporated community in Gibson County, Indiana, United States.
    26. A town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States.
    27. A city in Allegan County, Michigan, United States.
    28. An unincorporated community in Olmsted County, Minnesota, United States.
    29. A village in Otoe County, Nebraska, United States.
    30. A tiny city in Ward County, North Dakota, United States.
    31. An unincorporated community in Putnam County, Ohio, United States.
    32. A tiny town in Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States.
    33. An unincorporated community in Douglas County, Washington, United States.
    34. An unincorporated community in Calhoun County, West Virginia, United States.
    35. A small town in Marquette County, Wisconsin, United States.
    36. A small city in Converse County, Wyoming, United States.

Quotations[edit]

  • c. 1597, William Shakespeare, “The First Part of Henry the Fourth, []”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, (please specify the act number in uppercase Roman numerals):
    : Act IV, Scene V:
    The noble Scot, Lord Douglas, when he saw
    The fortune of the day quite turn'd from him
    The noble Percy slain, and all his men
    Upon the foot of fear, fled with the rest.
  • 1756 John Home, Douglas: A Tragedy, Prologue
    Douglas, a name through all the world renown'd,
    A name that rouses like the trumpet's sound!
  • 1960 Muriel Spark, The Ballad of Peckham Rye, New Directions Publishing, 1999, page 68-69
    'Just call me Dougal,' said Dougal.
    'Douglas,' she said, pronouncing it 'Dooglass'.
    'No, Dougal - Douglas is my surname.'
    'Oh, Dougal Douglas. Dougal's the first name.'

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French[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Douglas ?

  1. Douglas (the capital city of the Isle of Man, United Kingdom)

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Douglas.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Douglas m

  1. A male given name from English, equivalent to English Douglas

Proper noun[edit]

Douglas f

  1. Douglas (the capital city of the Isle of Man, United Kingdom)