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ˈkɪp lɪŋ; ˈrʌd yərdkipling

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Kipling, Rudyard Kipling, Joseph Rudyard Kiplingnoun

    English author of novels and poetry who was born in India (1865-1936)


  1. Kipling

    Joseph Rudyard Kipling ( RUD-yərd; 30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936) was an English novelist, short-story writer, poet, and journalist. He was born in British India, which inspired much of his work. Kipling's works of fiction include the Jungle Book duology (The Jungle Book, 1894; The Second Jungle Book, 1895), Kim (1901), the Just So Stories (1902) and many short stories, including "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888). His poems include "Mandalay" (1890), "Gunga Din" (1890), "The Gods of the Copybook Headings" (1919), "The White Man's Burden" (1899), and "If—" (1910). He is seen as an innovator in the art of the short story. His children's books are classics; one critic noted "a versatile and luminous narrative gift".Kipling in the late 19th and early 20th centuries was among the United Kingdom's most popular writers. Henry James said "Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius, as distinct from fine intelligence, that I have ever known." In 1907, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, as the first English-language writer to receive the prize, and at 41, its youngest recipient to date. He was also sounded out for the British Poet Laureateship and several times for a knighthood, but declined both. Following his death in 1936, his ashes were interred at Poets' Corner, part of the South Transept of Westminster Abbey. Kipling's subsequent reputation has changed with the political and social climate of the age. The contrasting views of him continued for much of the 20th century. Literary critic Douglas Kerr wrote: "[Kipling] is still an author who can inspire passionate disagreement and his place in literary and cultural history is far from settled. But as the age of the European empires recedes, he is recognised as an incomparable, if controversial, interpreter of how empire was experienced. That, and an increasing recognition of his extraordinary narrative gifts, make him a force to be reckoned with."


  1. kipling

    Kipling primarily refers to Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936), an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist, who is best known for his works of fiction including The Jungle Book, Kim, and The Man Who Would Be King. His writing, which often celebrates British imperialism, is noted for its innovative use of language and diverse range of literary forms. In a broader sense, Kipling can be used to refer to his works, his language style or the era during which he worked and published.


  1. Kipling

    Kipling is the western terminus of the Bloor–Danforth line in Toronto, Canada. The station is served by buses and subway trains operated by the Toronto Transit Commission and is adjacent to Kipling GO Station on the Milton line. It is located in the Islington-Six Points area on St. Albans Road at Aukland Road, just west of the overpass of Kipling Avenue, after which it is named. The Toronto Parking Authority operates three commuter parking lots near the station.

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  1. kipling

    Kipling avenue (aka Cripling by local youths in regard to the various Crips sets based along this stretch of road) is a major north-south street in the city of Etobicoke named after famous author Rudyard Kipling. Most of this street traverses residential neighbourhoods and pockets of industrial and commercial hubs. The south end of the street cuts through the wealthier neighbourhoods with depleted high rises and middle class residential areas on the north end. Some notorious buildings along Kipling include 2777 and 2667. News Man Dead After Stabbing; Another Man Shot in Face

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    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Kipling is ranked #57234 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Kipling surname appeared 356 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Kipling.

    88.4% or 315 total occurrences were White.
    5% or 18 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    2.5% or 9 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.5% or 9 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kipling in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kipling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of kipling in a Sentence

  1. Halford E. Luccock:

    Many years ago Rudyard Kipling gave an address at McGill University in Montreal. He said one striking thing which deserves to be remembered. Warning the students against an over-concern for money, or position, or glory, he said: "Some day you will meet a man who cares for none of these things. Then you will know how poor you are."

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