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WILLIAM COWPER

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WILLIAM COWPER (noun)
  The noun WILLIAM COWPER has 2 senses:

1. English surgeon who discovered Cowper's gland (1666-1709)
2. English poet who wrote hymns and poetry about nature (1731-1800)

  Familiarity information: WILLIAM COWPER used as a noun is rare.


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WILLIAM COWPER (noun)


Sense 1William Cowper [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

English surgeon who discovered Cowper's gland (1666-1709)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

Cowper; William Cowper

Instance hypernyms:

operating surgeon; sawbones; surgeon (a physician who specializes in surgery)


Sense 2William Cowper [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

English poet who wrote hymns and poetry about nature (1731-1800)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

Cowper; William Cowper

Instance hypernyms:

poet (a writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry))


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