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Definitions for Douglas
ˈdʌg ləsdou·glas

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Douglas, Stephen A. Douglas, Stephen Arnold Douglas, Little Giantnoun

    United States politician who proposed that individual territories be allowed to decide whether they would have slavery; he engaged in a famous series of debates with Abraham Lincoln (1813-1861)

Wiktionary

  1. Douglasnoun

    transferred from the surname.

  2. Douglasnoun

    The capital of the Isle of Man.

  3. Etymology: From a place name, dubh + glas.

ChatGPT

  1. douglas

    "Douglas" is commonly a male given name of Scottish origin; it means "black river" from the elements 'dubh' meaning 'dark, black' and 'glas' meaning 'stream, river'. Douglas also happens to be a common surname. It is also the name of several places around the world, including the capital town of Isle of Man in the British Isles and cities in various US states. In addition, it's a type of fir tree known as the Douglas-fir. Its usage can greatly vary depending on the context.

Wikidata

  1. Douglas

    Douglas is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. Douglas has a border crossing with Mexico and a history of mining. The population was 14,312 at the 2000 census. According to 2008 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 20,316.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Douglas

    the largest town and capital as well as chief port of the Isle of Man, 74 m. from Liverpool; much frequented as a bathing-place; contains an old residence of the Dukes of Atholl, entitled Castle Mona, now a hotel. See Man, Isle of.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. douglas

    An ancient noble family of Scotland. The earls of Douglas, the earls of Angus, and the earls of Morton belonged to this family. Sir James Douglas, surnamed “The Good,” was the founder of their fame and grandeur. He commanded the left wing at Bannockburn in 1314, and was killed by the Saracens in Spain about 1330, in a pilgrimage to Palestine. James the second, earl of Douglas, was a famous warrior, and was killed at the battle of Otterburn in 1388. Archibald the Grim, third earl, fought for the French at Poitiers, and died about 1400. He was succeeded by his son Archibald, fourth earl, who displayed great courage at the battle of Shrewsbury (1403), where he fought against Henry IV., and rendered important services to Charles VII. of France, who rewarded him with the duchy of Touraine. He was killed at the battle of Verneuil, in France, in 1424.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Douglas

    From its situation at the juncture of the two streams, the Dhoo, black, and Glass, grey.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. DOUGLAS

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Douglas is ranked #311 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Douglas surname appeared 101,458 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 34 would have the surname Douglas.

    58.6% or 59,475 total occurrences were White.
    34.6% or 35,175 total occurrences were Black.
    2.8% or 2,841 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.6% or 2,729 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 710 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 528 total occurrences were Asian.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Douglas' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3952

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Douglas' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4139

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Douglas in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Douglas in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Douglas in a Sentence

  1. Douglas Kennedy:

    I do have some love for Douglas Kennedy.

  2. Mark Myers:

    This young man, Greenwood's good Samaritan, acted within seconds, stopping Douglas Sapirman and saving countless lives, our city, our community and our state is grateful for his heroism in this situation.

  3. Douglas Burton:

    Douglas Burton has talked to many of the victims of massacres in Nigeria, and Douglas Burton said there is a pattern. When you talk to the people who are the victims, they will tell you every time the massacres happen, a group of 10, 20 or 50 men come into our villages with machetes and assault rifles, and they’re screaming ‘ Allahu Akbar.

  4. Douglas Hurley:

    Crew Dragon was Crew Dragon, and Douglas Hurley had good airflow, so Douglas Hurley had an excellent, excellent evening.

  5. The NCAA:

    This decision was made based on the recommendation of the Championship Medical Team and the Douglas County Health Department, as a result, Vanderbilt will advance to the CWS Finals.

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