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GEORGE

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GEORGE (noun)
  The noun GEORGE has 7 senses:

1. Christian martyr; patron saint of England; hero of the legend of Saint George and the Dragon in which he slew a dragon and saved a princess (?-303)
2. King of Great Britain and Ireland and emperor of India from 1936 to 1947; he succeeded Edward VIII (1895-1952)
3. King of Great Britain and Ireland and emperor of India from 1910 to 1936; gave up his German title in 1917 during World War I (1865-1936)
4. King of Great Britain and Ireland and Hanover from 1820 to 1830; his attempt to divorce his estranged wife undermined the prestige of the crown (1762-1830)
5. King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1760 to 1820; the American colonies were lost during his reign; he became insane in 1811 and his son (later George IV) acted as regent until 1820 (1738-1820)
6. King of Great Britain and Elector of Hanover from 1727 to 1760 (1683-1760)
7. Elector of Hanover and the first Hanoverian King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1714 to 1727 (1660-1727)

  Familiarity information: GEORGE used as a noun is common.


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GEORGE (noun)


Sense 1George [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Christian martyr; patron saint of England; hero of the legend of Saint George and the Dragon in which he slew a dragon and saved a princess (?-303)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

George; Saint George; St. George

Instance hypernyms:

martyr (one who voluntarily suffers death as the penalty for refusing to renounce their religion)

patron saint (a saint who is considered to be a defender of some group or nation)


Sense 2George [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

King of Great Britain and Ireland and emperor of India from 1936 to 1947; he succeeded Edward VIII (1895-1952)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

George VI; George

Instance hypernyms:

King of England; King of Great Britain (the sovereign ruler of England)

Holonyms ("George" is a member of...):

House of Windsor; Windsor (the British royal family since 1917)


Sense 3George [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

King of Great Britain and Ireland and emperor of India from 1910 to 1936; gave up his German title in 1917 during World War I (1865-1936)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

George V; George

Instance hypernyms:

King of England; King of Great Britain (the sovereign ruler of England)

Holonyms ("George" is a member of...):

Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (the name of the royal family that ruled Great Britain from 1901-1917; the name was changed to Windsor in 1917 in response to anti-German feelings in World War I)

House of Windsor; Windsor (the British royal family since 1917)


Sense 4George [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

King of Great Britain and Ireland and Hanover from 1820 to 1830; his attempt to divorce his estranged wife undermined the prestige of the crown (1762-1830)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

George IV; George

Instance hypernyms:

King of England; King of Great Britain (the sovereign ruler of England)

Holonyms ("George" is a member of...):

Hanover; Hanoverian line; House of Hanover (the English royal house that reigned from 1714 to 1901 (from George I to Victoria))


Sense 5George [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1760 to 1820; the American colonies were lost during his reign; he became insane in 1811 and his son (later George IV) acted as regent until 1820 (1738-1820)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

George III; George

Instance hypernyms:

King of England; King of Great Britain (the sovereign ruler of England)

Holonyms ("George" is a member of...):

Hanover; Hanoverian line; House of Hanover (the English royal house that reigned from 1714 to 1901 (from George I to Victoria))


Sense 6George [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

King of Great Britain and Elector of Hanover from 1727 to 1760 (1683-1760)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

George II; George

Instance hypernyms:

King of England; King of Great Britain (the sovereign ruler of England)

Holonyms ("George" is a member of...):

Hanover; Hanoverian line; House of Hanover (the English royal house that reigned from 1714 to 1901 (from George I to Victoria))


Sense 7George [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Elector of Hanover and the first Hanoverian King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1714 to 1727 (1660-1727)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

George I; George

Instance hypernyms:

King of England; King of Great Britain (the sovereign ruler of England)

Holonyms ("George" is a member of...):

Hanover; Hanoverian line; House of Hanover (the English royal house that reigned from 1714 to 1901 (from George I to Victoria))


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