George

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Name of an early saint, from Middle English George, from Latin Geōrgius, from Ancient Greek Γεώργῐος (Geṓrgios), from γεωργός (geōrgós, farmer, earth worker), from γῆ (, earth) (combining form γεω- (geō-)) + ἔργον (érgon, work) Doublet of Jorge.

The aircraft autopilot sense is probably from George DeBeeson, who patented an early (1931) autopilot system, and/or a reference to the expression let George do it.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dʒɔː(ɹ)dʒ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)dʒ

Proper noun[edit]

George

  1. A male given name from Ancient Greek
  2. An English and Welsh surname originating as a patronymic.
  3. A French surname originating as a patronymic.
  4. A German surname originating as a patronymic, a variant of Georg.
  5. A surname from Irish [in turn originating as a patronymic], an anglicization of Seoirse.
  6. A diminutive of the female given names Georgina or Georgia; also used in the conjoined name George Ann(e).
    • 1925, [US state of] Georgia's Official Register, page 100:
      Roy Davis Stubbs, Eatonton, Judge. Son of Robert D. and Maud (Middleton) Stubbs. [...] Married Miss George Smith Feb. 14, 1918 in Knoxville, Tenn.
    • 2004, George Sargent Janes Leubuscher, ‎Douglas W. Patton, A Girl Named George: My First Hundred Years
  7. (aviation, slang) The autopilot of an aircraft.
    • 1956, Flying Magazine (volume 59, number 6, page 33)
      "'George rides in the back, aft of the baggage compartment,” said Aviation Sales Manager, John Brophy, with a smile as he climbed out. [] I switched on the autopilot and turned the turn knob to the left to get the turn-bank indicator to show a one-needle turn. Instantly, George rolled the Cessna into a smooth 10° bank to the left.
    • 1993, Flying (volume 120, page 73)
      I relied on "George" and "Fred"—the autopilot and the flight director—to fly the airplane while I worked my way through []
  8. (Canada, US, slang, dated) Generic name for a Pullman porter.
  9. A town in Western Cape, South Africa; named for George III of the United Kingdom.
  10. A locale in the United States.
    1. A city in Iowa; named for the son of a railroad official.
    2. A city in Washington; named for George Washington, 1st president of the United States.
    3. A ghost town in Missouri; named for postmaster Stephen H. George.

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Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Arabic: جورج(jorj)
  • Cebuano: George
  • Cantonese: 佐治 (zo2 zi6)
  • Chinese: 喬治 (Qiáozhì)
  • Hawaiian: Keoki
  • Japanese: ジョージ (Jōji)
  • Korean: 조지 (Joji)
  • Maori: Hōri
  • Persian: جورج(jorj)
  • Swedish: George

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

George (plural Georges)

  1. (slang, archaic) A coin bearing King George's profile.
  2. A jewelled figure of St George slaying the dragon, worn by Knights of the Garter.
    • 1908, Sir Ralph Payne-Gallwey, A History of the George Worn on the Scaffold by Charles I (page 93)
      [] the King appears to be wearing a George containing the motto inside the gems, as it is in the jewel at Windsor.

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Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English George.

Proper noun[edit]

George

  1. a male given name from Ancient Greek

Italian[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English George. Doublet of Giorgio.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

George m or f

  1. A male given name and surname in English

References[edit]

  1. ^ George in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

Scots[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdʒɔr(d)ʒ/, /ˈdʒor(d)ʒ/

Proper noun[edit]

George

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English George

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English George. Variant of the standard Swedish Georg. Both names ultimately derive from Ancient Greek Γεώργιος (Geṓrgios), name of a legendary dragon-slaying saint.

Proper noun[edit]

George c (genitive Georges)

  1. a male given name