HyperDic: shaw

English > 4 senses of the word Shaw:
NOUNperson Shaw, Artie Shaw, Arthur Jacob ArshawskyUnited States clarinetist and leader of a swing band (1910-2004)
person Shaw, Henry Wheeler Shaw, Josh BillingsUnited States humorist who wrote about rural life (1818-1885)
person Shaw, Anna Howard ShawUnited States physician and suffragist (1847-1919)
person Shaw, G. B. Shaw, George Bernard ShawBritish playwright (born in Ireland)
Shaw > pronunciation
Soundsshao'
Rhymesscrimshaw
English > Shaw: 4 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningUnited States clarinetist and leader of a swing band (1910-2004).
SynonymsArtie Shaw, Arthur Jacob Arshawsky
Instance ofbandleaderThe leader of a dance band
clarinetist, clarinettistA musician who plays the clarinet
SpanishArthur Jacob Arshawsky, Artie Shaw
CatalanArtie Shaw
English > Shaw: 4 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningUnited States humorist who wrote about rural life (1818-1885).
SynonymsHenry Wheeler Shaw, Josh Billings
Instance ofhumorist, humouristsomeone who acts speaks or writes in an amusing way
English > Shaw: 4 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningUnited States physician and suffragist (1847-1919).
SynonymAnna Howard Shaw
Instance ofdoctor, doc, physician, MD, Dr., medicoA licensed medical practitioner
suffragistAn advocate of the extension of voting rights (especially to women)
SpanishAnna Howard Shaw, Shaw
English > Shaw: 4 senses > noun 4, person
MeaningBritish playwright (born in Ireland); founder of the Fabian Society (1856-1950).
SynonymsG. B. Shaw, George Bernard Shaw
Instance ofdramatist, playwrightsomeone who writes plays
writer, authorWrites (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
SpanishBernard Shaw, G. B. Shaw, George Bernard Shaw, Shaw
CatalanBernard Shaw, George Bernard Shaw, Shaw
AdjectivesShavianof or relating to George Bernard Shaw or his works

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