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Meaning of Wilson

Wil•son

Pronunciation: (wil'sun), [key]
— n.
  1. 1913–91, English writer.
  2. born 1945, U.S. playwright.
  3. 1869–1959, Scottish physicist: Nobel prize 1927.
  4. 1895–1972, U.S. literary and social critic.
  5. (Jeremiah Jones Colbath or Colbaith), 1812–75, U.S. politician: vice president of the U.S. 1873–75.
  6. 1742–98, U.S. jurist, born in Scotland: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1789–98.
  7. born 1916, British statesman: prime minister 1964–70, 1974–76.
  8. (“Christopher North”), 1785–1854, Scottish poet, journalist, and critic.
  9. born 1937, U.S. playwright.
  10. born 1936, U.S. radio astronomer: Nobel prize for physics 1978.
  11. born 1920, U.S. journalist and novelist.
  12. 1856–1924, 28th president of the U.S. 1913–21: Nobel peace prize 1919.
  13. a mountain in SW California, near Pasadena: observatory. 5710 ft. (1740 m).
  14. a city in E North Carolina. 34,424.
  15. a male given name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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