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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Talbot, Fox Talbot, William Henry Fox Talbotnoun

    English inventor and pioneer in photography who published the first book illustrated with photographs (1800-1877)


  1. Talbotnoun

    An English surname thought to be of Norman (Germanic) origin.

  2. Talbotnoun

    An earldom in the British peerage

  3. Talbotnoun

    A brand of English motor car

  4. talbotnoun

    A type of hound once used for hunting and tracking


  1. Talbot

    Talbot was an automobile marque introduced in 1902 by British-French company Clément-Talbot. The founders, Charles Chetwynd-Talbot, 20th Earl of Shrewsbury and Adolphe Clément-Bayard, reduced their financial interests in their Clément-Talbot business during the First World War. Soon after the end of the war, Clément-Talbot was brought into a combine named STD Motors. Shortly afterward, STD Motors' French products were renamed Talbot instead of Darracq. In the mid-1930s, with the collapse of STD Motors, Rootes bought the London Talbot factory and Antonio Lago bought the Paris Talbot factory, Lago producing vehicles under the marques Talbot and Talbot-Lago. Rootes renamed Clément-Talbot Sunbeam-Talbot in 1938, and stopped using the brand name Talbot in the mid-1950s. The Paris factory closed a few years later. Ownership of the marque came by a series of takeovers to Peugeot, which revived use of the Talbot name from 1978 until 1994.


  1. talbot

    Talbot typically refers to either a breed of extinct hunting dog that was present in medieval times, or a specific process in physics, known as the Talbot effect or Talbot's law, relating to wave propagation and diffraction. Additionally, Talbot can also be a surname. The meaning often changes based on the context in which it's used.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Talbotnoun

    a sort of dog, noted for quick scent and eager pursuit of game


  1. Talbot

    Talbot was an automobile marque that existed from 1903 to 1992, with a hiatus from 1960 to 1978, under different owners, latterly Peugeot. Talbot participated in rallying, winning the 1981 World Rally Championship constructors' title, and in Formula One.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Talbot

    tal′bot, n. a broad-mouthed large-eared hound, usually white—apparently the same as the St Hubert's breed. [From the Talbot family.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Talbot

    An inn sign in compliment to the Earls of Shrewsbury.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Talbot is ranked #2342 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Talbot surname appeared 15,562 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 5 would have the surname Talbot.

    91.3% or 14,210 total occurrences were White.
    3.2% or 503 total occurrences were Black.
    2.6% or 419 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.5% or 237 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 126 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.4% or 68 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of talbot in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of talbot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of talbot in a Sentence

  1. Les Stevenson:

    To those making decisions at Port Talbot I would say think carefully, because the cost - economic and social - to the local community after a closure may be greater than the economic cost of keeping the plant open.

  2. Billy West:

    I said to my mom: Mom, it looks like he's going to turn into a werewolf, you know, because it was like (Lon Chaney Jr.'s Wolf Man) Larry Talbot turning into the werewolf, you know, that's what it looked like to me. So that's why I gave him that sort of thing.

  3. Sanjeev Gupta:

    We have an alternative suggestion which is to still make hot metal but to make it from local raw material rather than imported raw material, so it's a change of technology rather than ending liquid steel making, if we get involved in Port Talbot we will only do so on the basis that we are confident there will not be any mass redundancies.

  4. Ben Orhan:

    If Theresa May backs British manufacturing that is steel-intensive, then suddenly there’s a market here for British steel and that could make Port Talbot (steel plant) a viable operation, (But) it really depends where the focus is going to be.

  5. James McAuley:

    They're pulling all the stops out for Port Talbot. It's too late for us.

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