Gordon: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (gôr'dn), [key]
— n.
  1. (“Chinese Gordon”; “Gordon Pasha”), 1833–85, British general: administrator in China and Egypt.
  2. real name of Ralph Connor.
  3. 1751–93, English politician.
  4. 1784–1860, British statesman, born in Scotland: prime minister 1852–55.
  5. born 1949, U.S. novelist, short-story writer, and essayist.
  6. a male given name: from an Old English word meaning “round hill.”
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