Edward

[ US /ˈɛdwɝd/ ]
NOUN
  1. King of England and Ireland in 1936; his marriage to Wallis Warfield Simpson created a constitutional crisis leading to his abdication (1894-1972)
  2. King of England from 1901 to 1910; son of Victoria and Prince Albert; famous for his elegant sporting ways (1841-1910)
  3. son of Edward II and King of England from 1327-1377; his claim to the French throne provoked the Hundred Years' War; his reign was marked by an epidemic of the Black Plague and by the emergence of the House of Commons as the powerful arm of British Parliament (1312-1377)
  4. King of England from 1272 to 1307; conquered Wales (1239-1307)
  5. son of Edward III who defeated the French at Crecy and Poitiers in the Hundred Years' War (1330-1376)
  6. King of England who was crowned at the age of 13 on the death of his father Edward IV but was immediately confined to the Tower of London where he and his younger brother were murdered (1470-1483)
  7. King of England from 1461 to 1470 and from 1471 to 1483; was dethroned in 1470 but regained the throne in 1471 by his victory at the battle of Tewkesbury (1442-1483)
  8. third son of Elizabeth II (born in 1964)
  9. King of England and Ireland from 1547 to 1553; son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour; died of tuberculosis (1537-1553)
  10. King of England from 1307 to 1327 and son of Edward I; was defeated at Bannockburn by the Scots led by Robert the Bruce; was deposed and died in prison (1284-1327)
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How To Use Edward In A Sentence

  • In 1850 Joy and Edward Wilson patented twin boilers working in parallel within the same casing.
  • One of the earliest lullabies in English was written during the time of King Edward II of England in the 14th century.
  • For the last five years, he's been a fixture on Houston street corners begging for money, a life Edwards describes as dehumanizing and empty. CNN Transcript Mar 29, 2009
  • Springtime for Henry played Broadway in the early '30s and then again in the early '50s but became a laughingstock as Edward Everett Horton repeatedly barnstormed it.
  • Edward, TMS inbox: "0312 Isotope is not the word you're looking for - you are thinking of allotrope. BBC News - Home
  • We passed ancient cottages embowered with climbing roses that Edward Elgar must have known as he cycled here on what he called his "trusty steed". Country diary: Malvern Hills
  • The treaty gave Edward III sovereignty over Calais and the whole of Aquitaine.
  • I also think that Edwards took certain positions in his 1998 Senate campaign which won't work well in national Democratic politics - particularly, if I remember correctly, supporting right-to-work laws.
  • Besides, it was getting late, and my decent harpooneer ought to be home and going bedwards. Moby Dick; or the Whale
  • The rules governing the use of the Royal Standard were tightened during the reign of Edward VII.
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