George

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

Name of an early saint, from Latin Georgius, from Ancient Greek Γεώργιος (Geṓrgios), from γεωργός (geōrgós, farmer, earth worker), from γῆ (, earth) (combining form γεω- (geō-)) + ἔργον (érgon, work).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

George

  1. A male given name
    • 1590s, William Shakespeare, Richard III: Act V, Scene III. In: The tragedy of King Richard the third. Containing, [...] As it hath beene lately Acted by the Right honourable the Lord Chamberlaine his seruants. At London [...]. 1597
      Our ancient word of courage faire saint George | Inspire vs with the spleene of fierie Dragons,
    • 1830 Mary Russell Mitford, Our Village: Fourth Series: Cottage Names:
      George and Charles are unlucky in this respect; they have no diminutives, and what a mouthful of monosyllables they are! names royal too, and therefore unshortened. A king must be of a very rare class who could afford to be called by shorthand;
    • 1977 Joyce Grenfell, Nursery School:
      George... don't do that!
  2. A patronymic surname​.
  3. A diminutive of the female given name Georgina or Georgia; also used in the conjoined name George Ann(e).
    • 1942 Enid Blyton, Five on a Treasure Island, Brockhampton Press (1974), →ISBN, page 18:
      'No,' she said, 'I'm not Georgina.' 'Oh!' said Anne, in surprise. 'Then who are you?' 'I'm George,' said the girl. 'I shall only answer if you call me George. I hate being a girl.'

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

George (plural Georges)

  1. (slang, archaic) A coin bearing King George's profile.
    • Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island
      Take the Georges, Pew, and don’t stand here squalling.
  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.

Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English George, from Latin Georgius, from Ancient Greek Γεώργιος (Geṓrgios), from γεωργός (geōrgós, farmer, earth worker), from γῆ (, earth) (combining form γεω- (geō-)) + ἔργον (érgon, work).

Proper noun[edit]

George

  1. a male given name

Scots[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

George

  1. A male given name, cognate to George.

Derived terms[edit]


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.