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Definitions for Arthur
ˈɑr θərarthur

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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.



    ARTHUR (an acronym for "artillery hunting radar") is a counter-battery radar system originally developed jointly for and in close co-operation with the Norwegian and Swedish armed forces by Ericsson Microwave Systems in both Sweden and Norway. It is also used by the British Army, under the names mobile artillery monitoring battlefield radar or mobile artillery monitoring battlefield asset (MAMBA). It is a mobile, passive electronically scanned array C-band radar for the purpose of enemy field artillery acquisition and was developed for the primary role as the core element of a brigade or division level counter battery sensor system. The vehicle carrying the radar was originally a Bandvagn 206 developed and produced by Hägglunds, but is now more often delivered on trucks with ISO fasteners. The radar is now developed by Saab AB Electronic Defense Systems (after EMW was sold to Saab in June 2006) and Saab Technologies Norway AS.


  1. arthur

    Arthur is a common masculine name of British origin, believed to be derived from the Celtic words meaning "bear" and "king". It is most famously associated with the legendary King Arthur of Camelot, known for his Knights of the Round Table and the stories surrounding the sword Excalibur. It's also the title of a popular animated children's TV show. Apart from that, 'Arthur' can refer to individuals with that 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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Arthur is ranked #1247 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Arthur surname appeared 28,102 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 10 would have the surname Arthur.

    76.6% or 21,535 total occurrences were White.
    15.7% or 4,437 total occurrences were Black.
    2.3% or 663 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    2.3% or 660 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.8% or 517 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1% or 292 total occurrences were Asian.

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

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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. Henry David Thoreau:

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

  2. 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.

  3. Peter Coleman:

    We've got to make some decisions pretty soon about our continued pursuit (of Port Arthur) with Sempra, we don't have an investment in (Port Arthur). What we've been doing is just paying our way, and whether that is going to give us an adequate return, I would say today that is very challenged.

  4. Peter Kratsa:

    Arthur Goldman’s criminal matter was resolved by the Chester County district attorney by virtue of a pre-trial diversion program without any admission of guilt by Art, arthur Goldman criminal matter will ultimately allow for the case to be dismissed and Arthur Goldman record expunged.

  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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