HyperDic: cornwallis

English > 1 sense of the word Cornwallis:
NOUNperson Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis, First Marquess Cornwalliscommander of the British forces in the American War of Independence
Cornwallis > pronunciation
Soundskaornwao'lahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > Cornwallis: 1 sense > noun 1, person
Meaningcommander of the British forces in the American War of Independence; was defeated by American and French troops at Yorktown (1738-1805).
SynonymsCharles Cornwallis, First Marquess Cornwallis
Instance ofgeneral, full generalA general officer of the highest rank
peerA nobleman (duke or marquis or earl or viscount / viscount or baron) who is a member of the British peerage
SpanishCharles Cornwallis
CatalanCharles Cornwallis

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