Elizabethan
Elizabethan E*liz"a*beth`an, prop. a. Pertaining to Queen Elizabeth I. or her times, esp. to the architecture or literature of her reign; as, the Elizabethan writers, drama, literature. -- n. One who lived in England in the time of Queen Elizabeth. --Lowell. [1913 Webster]

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  • Elizabethan — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to or characteristic of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558 1603). ► NOUN ▪ a person, especially a writer, of the Elizabethan age …   English terms dictionary

  • Elizabethan — (adj.) 1807 (Elizabethean); Coleridge (1817) has Elizabethian, and Carlyle (1840) finally attains the modern form. Belonging to the period of Queen Elizabeth I (1558 1603). The noun is first attested 1881. See ELIZABETH (Cf. Elizabeth). John Knox …   Etymology dictionary

  • Elizabethan — [ē liz΄ə bē′thən, iliz΄ə bē′thən] adj. of or characteristic of the time when Elizabeth I was queen of England n. an English person, esp. a writer, of the time of Queen Elizabeth I …   English World dictionary

  • Elizabethan — /i liz euh bee theuhn, beth euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the reign of Elizabeth I, queen of England, or to her times: Elizabethan diplomacy; Elizabethan music. 2. noting or pertaining to an English Renaissance style of architecture of the… …   Universalium

  • Elizabethan — E|liz|a|be|than [ıˌlızəˈbi:θən] adj relating to the period 1558 1603 when Elizabeth I was queen of England ▪ Elizabethan drama >Elizabethan n ▪ The Earl of Essex was a famous Elizabethan …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Elizabethan — [[t]ɪlɪ̱zəbi͟ːθ(ə)n[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Elizabethan means belonging to or connected with England in the second half of the sixteenth century, when Elizabeth the First was Queen. ...Elizabethan England. ...the Elizabethan theatre …   English dictionary

  • Elizabethan — adjective connected to the period 1558 1603 when Elizabeth I was queen of England: Elizabethan drama Elizabethan noun (C): The Earl of Essex was a famous Elizabethan …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Elizabethan — UK [ɪˌlɪzəˈbiːθ(ə)n] / US [ɪˌlɪzəˈbɪθn] adjective relating to the time when Elizabeth I was the queen of England, 1558–1603 Derived word: Elizabethan UK / US noun countable Word forms Elizabethan : singular Elizabethan plural Elizabethans …   English dictionary

  • Elizabethan — E•liz•a•be•than [[t]ɪˌlɪz əˈbi θən, ˈbɛθ ən[/t]] adj. 1) why of or pertaining to the reign of Elizabeth I, queen of England, or to her times: Elizabethan drama[/ex] 2) why a person who lived in England during the Elizabethan period, esp. a poet… …   From formal English to slang

  • Elizabethan — adjective Date: 1807 of, relating to, or characteristic of Elizabeth I of England or her reign • Elizabethan noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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