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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Arthur, Chester A. Arthur, Chester Alan Arthur, President Arthurnoun

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

  2. Arthur, King Arthurnoun

    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


  1. Arthurnoun

    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.

  2. Arthurnoun

    A patronymic surname.

  3. Arthurnoun

    A village in Illinois

  4. Arthurnoun

    A city in Iowa

  5. Arthurnoun

    A rural municipality of Manitoba, Canada

  6. Arthurnoun

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

  7. Arthurnoun

    A ghost town in Nevada

  8. Arthurnoun

    A city in North Dakota

  9. Arthurnoun

    A town and community in Wisconsin

  10. 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.


  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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    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

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  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. Frederick Buechner:

    It is as impossible for man to demonstrate the existence of God as it would be for even Sherlock Holmes to demonstrate the existence of Arthur Conan Doyle.

  2. Arthur Caplan:

    One of the fundamental ideas of science is that Arthur Caplan, you can say here is the draft paper, here’s an experiment I ’m working on, and exchange ideas and talk lab to lab.

  3. 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.

  4. Former Bond Roger Moore:

    Immculate as the young Scrooge, joyous as Flash Harry, unforgettable as Arthur Daley.

  5. Barnegat Mayor Jon Novak:

    Arthur Buckel is going to be found. Arthur Buckel is going to be apprehended, my suggestion to you( Arthur Buckel) is to surrender to law enforcement immediately. Make it easy for everyone, including yourself. You are going to be apprehended either way. Surrender Arthur Buckel. NJ.com reported that authorities have chased down at least 50 dead ends in the search. Sgt. Jeffrey Ryan said in a press conference that officials are investigating every call from residents. Ryan said that Arthur Buckel could be holed up anywhere from a boat to a vacant home. Ryan said at a midnight press conference that there was a possibility that Arthur Buckel is.

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