HyperDic: francis_scott_key

English > 1 sense of the expression Francis Scott Key:
NOUNperson Francis Scott Key, KeyUnited States lawyer and poet who wrote a poem after witnessing the British attack on Baltimore during the War of 1812
English > Francis Scott Key: 1 sense > noun 1, person
MeaningUnited States lawyer and poet who wrote a poem after witnessing the British attack on Baltimore during the War of 1812; the poem was later set to music and entitled 'The Star-Spangled Banner' (1779-1843).
SynonymKey
Instance oflawyer, attorneyA professional person authorized to practice law
poetA writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry)
SpanishFrancis Scott Key
CatalanFrancis Scott Key

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