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ˈtʃɔ sərchaucer

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  1. Chaucer, Geoffrey Chaucernoun

    English poet remembered as author of the Canterbury Tales (1340-1400)


  1. Chaucernoun

    Geoffrey Chaucer, a 14th century English author, best remembered for The Canterbury Tales.

  2. Chaucernoun

    A rare medieval English surname, notably borne by Geoffrey Chaucer, a 14th century English author, best remembered for The Canterbury Tales.

  3. Chaucernoun

    Geoffrey Chaucer or his works.


  1. chaucer

    Geoffrey Chaucer (; c. 1340s – 25 October 1400) was an English poet, author, and civil servant best known for The Canterbury Tales. He has been called the "father of English literature", or, alternatively, the "father of English poetry". He was the first writer to be buried in what has since come to be called Poets' Corner, in Westminster Abbey. Chaucer also gained fame as a philosopher and astronomer, composing the scientific A Treatise on the Astrolabe for his 10-year-old son Lewis. He maintained a career in the civil service as a bureaucrat, courtier, diplomat, and member of parliament. Among Chaucer's many other works are The Book of the Duchess, The House of Fame, The Legend of Good Women, and Troilus and Criseyde. He is seen as crucial in legitimising the literary use of Middle English when the dominant literary languages in England were still Anglo-Norman French and Latin. Chaucer's contemporary Thomas Hoccleve hailed him as "the firste fyndere of our fair langage". Almost two thousand English words are first attested to in Chaucerian manuscripts.


  1. chaucer

    Geoffrey Chaucer (1343-1400) was an English author, poet, philosopher, bureaucrat, courtier, and diplomat, often referred to as the "Father of English literature". He is best remembered for "The Canterbury Tales", a series of stories told by a group of pilgrims as they travel to the shrine of Thomas Becket in Canterbury. Chaucer is considered one of the greatest poets of the Middle Ages and one of the greatest English poets of all time. His works played a significant role in legitimizing the use of the Middle English vernacular in literary works, at a time when Latin was considered the respectable language for literature.


  1. Chaucer

    Chaucer is a lunar impact crater that is located to the west of the walled plain Hertzsprung, on the far side of the Moon. It lies to the northwest of the crater Vavilov and east of the Tsander–Kibal'chich crater pair. This is a circular crater with a slightly eroded outer rim. The interior floor is nearly featureless, with only a few tiny craterlets marking the surface. It is named after the writer Geoffrey Chaucer.

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  1. Chaucer

    An early experimenter in the English language. Notorious as a bad speller. His best-known work is used as a student puzzle in leading universities and colleges. Ambition: A typewriter and a dictionary.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chaucer in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chaucer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of chaucer in a Sentence

  1. Dr John Hall:

    Philip Larkin will be memorialized very near Geoffrey Chaucer finding a fitting place among his fellow poets, i have no doubt that his work and memory will live on as long as the English language continues to be understood.

  2. John Greenleaf Whittier:

    Here Greek and Roman find themselves alive along these crowded shelves; and Shakespeare treads again his stage, and Chaucer paints anew his age.

  3. James Joyce:

    I shall write a book some day about the appropriateness of names. Geoffrey Chaucer has a ribald ring, as is proper and correct, and Alexander Pope was inevitably Alexander Pope. Colley Cibber was a silly little man without much elegance and Shelley was very Percy and very Bysshe.

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