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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Arthur, Chester A. Arthur, Chester Alan Arthur, President Arthur(noun)

    elected vice president and became 21st President of the United States when Garfield was assassinated (1830-1886)

  2. Arthur, King Arthur(noun)

    a legendary king of the Britons (possibly based on a historical figure in the 6th century but the story has been retold too many times to be sure); said to have led the Knights of the Round Table at Camelot

Wiktionary

  1. Arthur(ProperNoun)

    A male given name from the Celtic languages.

    In th' olde dayes of the king Arthour, / Of which that Britons speken greet honour, / All was this land fulfild of fayerye.

    Etymology: From the name of the legendary king, from Medieval Latin Arthurus, probably from Welsh arth ("bear") , from Proto-Celtic *artos ("bear") . Other suggestions include Old Welsh arth ("bear") and ur ("man") , or a Latinized (Romano-British) name.

  2. Arthur(ProperNoun)

    A patronymic surname.

    Etymology: From the name of the legendary king, from Medieval Latin Arthurus, probably from Welsh arth ("bear") , from Proto-Celtic *artos ("bear") . Other suggestions include Old Welsh arth ("bear") and ur ("man") , or a Latinized (Romano-British) name.

  3. Arthur(ProperNoun)

    A village in Illinois

    Etymology: From the name of the legendary king, from Medieval Latin Arthurus, probably from Welsh arth ("bear") , from Proto-Celtic *artos ("bear") . Other suggestions include Old Welsh arth ("bear") and ur ("man") , or a Latinized (Romano-British) name.

  4. Arthur(ProperNoun)

    A city in Iowa

    Etymology: From the name of the legendary king, from Medieval Latin Arthurus, probably from Welsh arth ("bear") , from Proto-Celtic *artos ("bear") . Other suggestions include Old Welsh arth ("bear") and ur ("man") , or a Latinized (Romano-British) name.

  5. Arthur(ProperNoun)

    A rural municipality of Manitoba, Canada

    Etymology: From the name of the legendary king, from Medieval Latin Arthurus, probably from Welsh arth ("bear") , from Proto-Celtic *artos ("bear") . Other suggestions include Old Welsh arth ("bear") and ur ("man") , or a Latinized (Romano-British) name.

  6. Arthur(ProperNoun)

    A village, the county seat of Arthur County, Nebraska.

    Etymology: From the name of the legendary king, from Medieval Latin Arthurus, probably from Welsh arth ("bear") , from Proto-Celtic *artos ("bear") . Other suggestions include Old Welsh arth ("bear") and ur ("man") , or a Latinized (Romano-British) name.

  7. Arthur(ProperNoun)

    A ghost town in Nevada

    Etymology: From the name of the legendary king, from Medieval Latin Arthurus, probably from Welsh arth ("bear") , from Proto-Celtic *artos ("bear") . Other suggestions include Old Welsh arth ("bear") and ur ("man") , or a Latinized (Romano-British) name.

  8. Arthur(ProperNoun)

    A city in North Dakota

    Etymology: From the name of the legendary king, from Medieval Latin Arthurus, probably from Welsh arth ("bear") , from Proto-Celtic *artos ("bear") . Other suggestions include Old Welsh arth ("bear") and ur ("man") , or a Latinized (Romano-British) name.

  9. Arthur(ProperNoun)

    A town and community in Wisconsin

    Etymology: From the name of the legendary king, from Medieval Latin Arthurus, probably from Welsh arth ("bear") , from Proto-Celtic *artos ("bear") . Other suggestions include Old Welsh arth ("bear") and ur ("man") , or a Latinized (Romano-British) name.

Freebase

  1. Arthur

    Arthur is a Canadian/American animated educational television series for children, created by Cookie Jar Group and WGBH for the Public Broadcasting Service. The show is set in the fictional American city of Elwood City, and revolves around the lives of 8-year-old Arthur Read, an anthropomorphic aardvark, his friends and family, and their daily interactions with each other. There is a strong emphasis on the educational value of books and libraries as well as relationships with friends and family members. The series is often noted for dealing with social and health-related issues that affect young children, such as the death of a pet, dyslexia, and more recently cancer, Asperger syndrome and Alzheimer's disease. The television series is based on the Arthur book series, which are written and illustrated by Marc Brown. WGBH Boston along with Cinar began production of the animated series in 1994, and aired its first episode on September 2, 1996. Since its debut, the show has broadcast 190 30-minute long episodes, and its 16th season premiered on October 15, 2012. With 190 episodes, Arthur is one of the longest-running TV shows on PBS Kids, behind only Sesame Street.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. arthur

    A well-known sea game, alluded to by Grose, Smollet, and other writers.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Arthur' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3615

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Arthur' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2279

How to pronounce Arthur?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Arthur in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Arthur in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Arthur in a Sentence

  1. Myrian Waeles:

    He was always waiting for me at the door when I came home, walking next to me in the living room, having Arthur, stuffed next to me, comforts me.

  2. Judge Vazquez:

    I have to say, Mr. Arthur Perrault, that this is the worst case that I have ever handled and ever seen. I'm glad you're looking at me, because it is extremely difficult to speak to someone and to try to explain one's sentiments and have that person not give you the respect of looking at them, it was supposed to be Judge Vazquez job to help, not destroy.

  3. John F. Kennedy, "A Thousand Days," by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr [1965]:

    If someone is going to kill me, they are going to kill me. -- John F. Kennedy (to Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.), 1962.

  4. Joaquin Phoenix:

    The attraction to make this film and this character was that we were going to approach it in our own way so for me I didn't refer to any past creations of the character, i did identify Arthur as a particular personality but then I also wanted the freedom to create something that wasn't identifiable. This is a fictional character and I didn't want a psychiatrist to be able to identify the kind of person he was.

  5. Henry David Thoreau:

    Arthur Schopenhauer Only he is successful in his business who makes that pursuit which affords him the highest pleasure sustain him.

Images & Illustrations of Arthur

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    established or prearranged unalterably
    • A. foreordained
    • B. butch
    • C. incumbent
    • D. ravening

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