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Definitions for Sinclair
sɪnˈklɛər, sɪŋ-; bɛlsin·clair

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Sinclair, Upton Sinclair, Upton Beall Sinclairnoun

    United States writer whose novels argued for social reform (1878-1968)

  2. Sinclair, Clive Sinclair, Sir Clive Marles Sinclairnoun

    English electrical engineer who founded a company that introduced many innovative products (born in 1940)


  1. Sinclairnoun

    transferred from the surname.

  2. Sinclairnoun

    A Scottish surname, that of a clan.

  3. Sinclairnoun

    A male given name transferred from the surname.


  1. sinclair

    There are a few different possible definitions for "Sinclair," depending on the context. Here are a few potential meanings: 1) Sinclair is a common Scottish surname originally derived from the clan Sinclair, with roots in both Norman and Viking lineage. The name is thought to mean "Saint Clair" or "clear, bright, famous." 2) The Sinclair Oil Corporation is a large American petroleum corporation, originally found in 1916 by Harry Ford Sinclair. 3) Sinclair Broadcasting Group: It is one of the largest TV broadcasting company that was founded in 1986, operates various radio news and television stations. 4) Sir Clive Marles Sinclair: He was an English entrepreneur and inventor, most commonly known for his work in consumer electronics in the late 20th century. 5) Sinclair is a given name for boys. Though less common, it's also used as a girl's name. 6) Sinclair is a community in the province of Manitoba in Canada. The correct definition will depend on context.


  1. Sinclair

    Sinclair is a town in Carbon County, Wyoming, United States. The town was originally called Parco, after the Producers & Refiners Corporation which founded the refinery and the company town. It was renamed Sinclair after PARCO was acquired during the Great Depression by Sinclair Consolidated Oil Corporation. The original refinery, located in the center of the town, remains in use to this day. Sinclair's population was 433 at the 2010 census. Just six miles east of Sinclair is the ghost town site of Benton, Wyoming at milepost 672.1 of the Union Pacific Railroad. As the terminal of the railroad at the time, Benton had a colorful three-month history which ended in September 1868 with a visit from Republican presidential candidate Ulysses S. Grant and the departure of the final overland wagon trains on the Mormon Trail headed for the Salt Lake Valley before completion of the railroad the following year. Three miles east of the Benton site is Ft. Steele State Historical Site. The original Ft. Steele was named for American Civil War Union General Frederick Steele and established June 20, 1868 to protect the Union Pacific Railway as it rapidly expanded west. The fort was deactivated August 7, 1886, and most of the buildings at the fort were sold and moved to the settlement which had grown up around the fort and other locations. The small community continued until 1939 when the Lincoln Highway was paved and rerouted to coincide with what later became Interstate 80. The Wyoming State Legislature preserved what remained in 1973 with creation of the state historical site.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Sinclair

    name of a Scottish family of Norman origin whose founder obtained from David I. the grant of Roslin, near Edinburgh.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Sinclair is ranked #1290 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Sinclair surname appeared 27,243 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 9 would have the surname Sinclair.

    73% or 19,890 total occurrences were White.
    19.9% or 5,432 total occurrences were Black.
    3.8% or 1,038 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.8% or 512 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 193 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.6% or 180 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sinclair in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sinclair in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Sinclair in a Sentence

  1. Adam Paoli:

    That competitive spirit doesn't die in Erin Sinclair.

  2. Crispin Sinclair:

    My father Clive Sinclair is obviously famous for his computers in the early days and obviously the C5 back in the 80s, this particular project has kind of been my own, but I guess growing up with someone who makes and invents products and takes it all the way through to production I guess that's inevitably an influence on the way I've done the business.

  3. Canada Soccer:

    Christine Sinclair is a once-in-a-generation athlete that has been at the heart of Canadian sport for over 20 years but what she accomplished in the past 10 years has changed the sport forever in our country, christine is the Canada Soccer Player of the Decade and unquestionably one of the greatest and most-loved athletes Canada has ever watched.

  4. Adam Paoli:

    That competitive spirit does n’t die in Erin Sinclair.

  5. Matt Sorrels in reference to Andrew running X-Windows:

    A Multitasking Timex Sinclair

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