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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.

    Etymology: From a place name, dubh + glas.

  2. Douglasnoun

    The capital of the Isle of Man.

    Etymology: From a place name, dubh + glas.

Freebase

  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.

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

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

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  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. Michael Douglas:

    I would like to dedicate this award to WilliamDarrid, Diana DouglasDarrid, Anne Douglas and Kirk Douglas, my parents and step-parents who have been extremely supportive and loving to me over the years.

  2. Darren Levine:

    I think it was a strange feeling for everyone to come back [ to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after the summer ], but I also think that everyone, having seen the changes that have taken place since February 14th, has a renewed sense of hope for a better future and a better world.

  3. John Lewis:

    It's ridiculous. It's -- Douglas Reese know, I make jokes. But I make jokes because I'm so angry. I have to laugh, to keep from crying.

  4. Douglas Ross:

    To lose (Ross) from government is a disaster. His was one of clearest voices for the Union in government. It shows exactly why Cummings should be sacked. I suspect others will follow where Douglas has led.

  5. John Wayne:

    Kirk Douglas: Mine hit the ground first. John Wayne: Mine was taller.

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