Definitions for burgessˈbɜr dʒɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bur•gessˈbɜr dʒɪs(n.)

  1. a representative in the House of Burgesses.

    Category: American History

  2. (formerly) a representative of a borough, corporate town, or university in the British Parliament.

    Category: Western History

Origin of burgess:

1175–1225; ME burgeis < AF, OF, =burg city (< Gmc) +-eis < L -ēnsis -ensis ; cf. -ese

Bur•gessˈbɜr dʒɪs(n.)

  1. (Frank) Gelett, 1866–1951, U.S. illustrator and humorist.

    Category: Biography

  2. Thornton Waldo, 1874–1965, U.S. author.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Burgess, Anthony Burgess(noun)

    English writer of satirical novels (1917-1993)

  2. burgess, burgher(noun)

    a citizen of an English borough

Wiktionary

  1. burgess(Noun)

    An inhabitant of a borough with full rights, a citizen.

  2. burgess(Noun)

    A town magistrate.

  3. Origin: From burgeis, from burgeis, of origin; either from burgensis < * or . See also bourgeois, burgish.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Burgess(noun)

    an inhabitant of a borough or walled town, or one who possesses a tenement therein; a citizen or freeman of a borough

  2. Burgess(noun)

    one who represents a borough in Parliament

  3. Burgess(noun)

    a magistrate of a borough

  4. Burgess(noun)

    an inhabitant of a Scotch burgh qualified to vote for municipal officers

Freebase

  1. Burgess

    Burgess is an unincorporated community in Horry County, South Carolina, United States, along South Carolina Highway 707 at latitude 33.607 and longitude -79.056 and appears on the Brookgreen Gardens U.S. Geological Survey Map and is located between Socastee and Murrells Inlet and just west of Surfside Beach and Garden City Burgess has a big population jump due to the new subdivisions and neighborhoods such as TPC, Blackmoor and Laurel Woods. Burgess also has a community center called Burgess Community Center located on South Carolina Highway 707 near Mt. Zion Church and St. James Middle School and just down the street from St. James High School. During the late 1890s Burgess was an African American farming community.

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