Definition of Spenser

1. Noun. English poet who wrote an allegorical romance celebrating Elizabeth I in the Spenserian stanza (1552-1599).

Exact synonyms: Edmund Spenser
Generic synonyms: Poet



Definition of Spenser

1. Proper noun. (surname from=Middle English dot=), a rare spelling variant of Spencer. ¹

2. Proper noun. Edmund Spenser, English poet. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spenser

Speed
Speed Dice
Speed Die
Speed Dies
Speedo
Speedos
Speedy Gonzales
Speer
Speke
Spello
Spence
Spencer
Spencer Tracy
Spengler
Spens' syndrome
Spenser
Spenserian
Spenserian sonnet
Spenserian sonnets
Spenserian stanza
Spenserians
Spenserism
Spenserisms
Spergula
Spergula arvensis
Spergularia
Spergularia rubra
Sperry

Literary usage of Spenser

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1. A Glossary of Tudor and Stuart Words: Especially from the Dramatists by Walter William Skeat, Anthony Lawson Mayhew (1914)
"spenser, FQ ii. 3. 27. embezzle, to waste, squander ; ' His bills embezzled ', Dekker, Shoemakers' Holiday, i. 1 (Lincoln); Sir T. Browne, Hydriotaphia, ..."

2. A Life of William Shakespeare by Sidney Lee (1916)
"spenser wrote: And there, though last not least is Action; ... 3 We may assume that the admiration of spenser for Shakespeare was reciprocal. ..."

3. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1901)
"Lady Cope is dead, and spenser the Poet, who lately came from Ireland, ... When hir Majestie had giuen order that spenser should haue a reward for his poems ..."

4. English Literature During the Lifetime of Shakespeare by Felix Emmanuel Schelling (1910)
"spenser held "the laboriously small literature" of Italy in undisguised disdain. ... Other motives, too, led spenser to a love of antiquated expressions. ..."

5. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from by Samuel Johnson, Henry John Todd, Alexander Chalmers (1824)
"spenser. Living form ; appearance of life. spenser. ... spenser. Benefice of a clergyman. Ibid. LITHE, ns [Fr.j The sum by which French reckon their ..."

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