Definitions for dunbarˈdʌn bɑr for 1 ; dʌnˈbɑr for 2, 3
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Dun•barˈdʌn bɑr for 1 ; dʌnˈbɑr for 2, 3(n.)
Paul Laurence, 1872–1906, U.S. poet.
William, c1460–c1520, Scottish poet.
a town in the Lothian region, in SE Scotland, at the mouth of the Firth of Forth: site of Cromwell's defeat of the Scots 1650. 4586.
Category: Geography (places), Western History
A town in East Lothian, Scotland.
1965 uE000169759uE001 In reply he sent Wilfrid to his town of Dunbar under the supervision of a sheriff called Tydlin whom he knew to be more cruel. uE000169760uE001 Eddius Stephanus, Life of Wilfrid, Page 107, 12 century. Translated from Latin by J. F. Webb.
Origin: dun + bar or possibly from the name Bar or Barr, a follower of Kenneth, a captain of the Scots.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
an ancient seaport and town of Haddingtonshire, on the coast of the Forth, 29 m. E. of Edinburgh; is a fishing station, and manufactures agricultural implements and paper; was, with its castle, which has stood many a siege, a place of importance in early Scottish history; near it Cromwell beat the Scots under Leslie on September 3, 1650.
William, a Scottish poet, entered the Franciscan order and became an itinerant preaching friar, in which capacity he wandered over the length and breadth of the land, enjoying good cheer by the way; was some time in the service of James IV., and wrote a poem, his most famous piece, entitled "The Thistle and the Rose," on the occasion of the King's marriage with the Princess Margaret Tudor, daughter of Henry VII. His poems were of three classes—allegoric, moral, and comic, the most remarkable being "The Dance," in which he describes the procession of the seven deadly sins in the infernal regions. Scott says he "was a poet unrivalled by any that Scotland has produced" (1480-1520).