What does Shaw mean?

Definitions for Shawʃɔ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Shaw.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Shaw, Artie Shaw, Arthur Jacob Arshawsky(noun)

    United States clarinetist and leader of a swing band (1910-2004)

  2. Shaw, Henry Wheeler Shaw, Josh Billings(noun)

    United States humorist who wrote about rural life (1818-1885)

  3. Shaw, Anna Howard Shaw(noun)

    United States physician and suffragist (1847-1919)

  4. Shaw, G. B. Shaw, George Bernard Shaw(noun)

    British playwright (born in Ireland); founder of the Fabian Society (1856-1950)


  1. shaw(Noun)

    A thicket; a small wood or grove.

  2. Shaw(ProperNoun)

    An English topographic surname for someone who lived by a small wood or copse.

  3. Origin: sceaga, scaga. Cognate with Old Norse skógr ( > Danish skov).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shaw(noun)

    a thicket; a small wood or grove

  2. Shaw(noun)

    the leaves and tops of vegetables, as of potatoes, turnips, etc

  3. Origin: [OE. schawe, schae, thicket, grove, AS. scaga; akin to Dan. skov, Sw. skog, Icel. skgr.]


  1. Shaw

    Shaw is a city in Bolivar and Sunflower counties, Mississippi, in the Mississippi Delta region. The name was derived from an old Indian tribe northeast of this region. The population was 2,312 at the 2000 census.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Shaw

    shaw, n. a thicket, a small wood: (Scot.) a stem with the leaves, as of a potato. [A.S. scaga; Ice. skógr, Dan. skov.]

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    Song lyrics by shaw -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by shaw on the Lyrics.com website.

  2. SHAW

    What does SHAW stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the SHAW acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

Anagrams for Shaw »

  1. haws, wash, Wash.

  2. haws

  3. wash, Wash.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Shaw in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Shaw in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Buddy DeFranco:

    Artie Shaw was way ahead of most clarinetists and most jazz players.

  2. Russell Ainsworth:

    What we did learn from the video is that officer appeared to be poorly trained, he put himself so close to Mr. Shaw that he escalated the situation.

  3. Robert Francis Kennedy:

    Some men see things as they are and ask, 'why' I dream things that never were and ask, 'why not'NB This quote is a paraphrase from a similar quote by G. B. Shaw.

  4. Dave Heger:

    For Shaw, what was attractive was not having to go through the initial stages of building a greenfield network and going through the pain points of getting that up and running.

  5. Stephen Breyer:

    (CNN anchor) Bernard Shaw -- we saw him on television -- said, 'They're going to nominate Judge Breyer.' Then I heard nothing for three hours, they're saying this on television, but no one's told me.

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