Definitions for EDGARˈɛd gər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an award given annually in various categories of mystery writing.
Origin of Edgar:
1945–50; after Edgar Allan Poe
the younger brother of Edwy who became king of Northumbria when it renounced Edwy; on Edwy's death he succeeded to the throne of England (944-975)
Origin: From the name of early English kings, ead + gar.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a king of Saxon England from 959 to 975, surnamed the Peaceful; promoted the union and consolidation of the Danish and Saxon elements within his realm; cleared Wales of wolves by exacting of its inhabitants a levy of 300 wolves' heads yearly; eight kings are said to have done him homage by rowing him on the Dee; St. Dunstan, the archbishop of Canterbury, was the most prominent figure of the reign.