What does Claret mean?

Definitions for Claret
ˈklær ɪtclaret

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. claretnoun

    a dark purplish-red color

  2. claret, red Bordeauxverb

    dry red Bordeaux or Bordeaux-like wine

  3. claretverb

    drink claret

    "They were clareting until well past midnight"


  1. claretnoun

    A dry red wine produced in the Bordeaux region of France, or a similar wine made elsewhere.

  2. claretadjective

    Of a deep purplish-red colour, like that of claret.

  3. Claretnoun

    someone connected with Burnley Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.

  4. Etymology: From clairet; 16th century British coinage.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Claretnoun

    French wine, of a clear pale-red colour.

    Etymology: clairet, Fr.

    Red and white wine are in a trice confounded into claret. Boyle.

    The claret smooth, red as the lips we press
    In sparkling fancy, while we drain the bowl. James Thomson, Autumn.


  1. claret

    Bordeaux wine (Occitan: vin de Bordèu, French: vin de Bordeaux) is produced in the Bordeaux region of southwest France, around the city of Bordeaux, on the Garonne River. To the north of the city the Dordogne River joins the Garonne forming the broad estuary called the Gironde; the Gironde department, with a total vineyard area of over 120,000 hectares, is the largest wine growing area in France. Average vintages produce over 700 million bottles of wine, ranging from large quantities of everyday table wine, to some of the most expensive and prestigious wines in the world. The vast majority of wine produced in Bordeaux is red (sometimes called "claret" in Britain), with sweet white wines (most notably Sauternes), dry whites, and (in much smaller quantities) rosé and sparkling wines (Crémant de Bordeaux) collectively making up the remainder. Bordeaux wine is made by more than 8,500 producers or châteaux. There are 54 appellations of Bordeaux wine.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Claretnoun

    the name first given in England to the red wines of Medoc, in France, and afterwards extended to all the red Bordeaux wines. The name is also given to similar wines made in the United States

  2. Etymology: [OE. claret, clare, clarry, OF. claret, clar, fr. cler, F. clair, clear, fr. L. clarus clear. See Clear.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Claret

    klar′et, n. originally applied to wines of a light-red colour, but now used in England for the dark-red wines of Bordeaux: (slang) blood.—v.i. to drink claret.—ns. Clar′et-cup, a drink made up of iced claret, brandy, sugar, &c.; Clar′et-jug, a fancy jug for holding claret. [Fr. clairetclair—L. clarus, clear.]

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    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Claret is ranked #151532 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Claret surname appeared 108 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Claret.

    52.7% or 57 total occurrences were White.
    34.2% or 37 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    6.4% or 7 total occurrences were Asian.

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Anagrams for Claret »

  1. arclet

  2. cartel

  3. rectal

  4. talcer

  5. carlet

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Claret in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Claret in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Claret in a Sentence

  1. Scotland Jason Day:

    That little piece of immortality and glory that comes with winning the claret jug at the home of golf at St. Andrews.

  2. John Keats:

    Though the most beautiful creature were waiting for me at the end of a journey or a walk; though the carpet were of silk, the curtains of the morning clouds; the chairs and sofa stuffed with cygnet's down; the food manna, the wine beyond claret, the window opening on Winander Mere, I should not feel --or rather my happiness would not be so fine, as my solitude is sublime.

  3. Susan Ertz:

    He talked with more claret than clarity.

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