George

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English[edit]

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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). (aircraft autopilot): probably named after George DeBeeson, who patented an early autopilot system.

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
    • 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. An English and Welsh patronymic surname​.
  3. A French patronymic surname​.
  4. A German patronymic surname, a variant of Georg.
  5. An Irish patronymic surname, an anglicization of Seoirse.
  6. A diminutive of the female given names 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.'
  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. A town in Western Cape, South Africa; named for George III of the United Kingdom.
  9. 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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Descendants[edit]

  • Arabic: جورج(jorj)
  • Cebuano: George
  • 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.

Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English George.

Proper noun[edit]

George

  1. A male given name from Ancient Greek.

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.