Definition of Astor

1. Noun. British politician (born in the United States) who was the first woman to sit in the British House of Commons (1879-1964).

2. Noun. United States capitalist (born in Germany) who made a fortune in fur trading (1763-1848).
Exact synonyms: John Jacob Astor
Generic synonyms: Capitalist

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Astor

Aster turbinellis
Astilbe biternata
Astilbe chinensis pumila
Astilbe japonica
Astor (current term)
Astragalus alpinus
Astragalus danicus
Astragalus glycyphyllos
Astrantia major
Astreus hygrometricus
Astreus pteridis

Literary usage of Astor

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1. Sunshine and shadow in New York by Matthew Hale Smith (1869)
"SITE OP THE Astor HOUSE. At an early day Mr. Astor began to invest in real estate. ... From beating felts on Gold Street, Mr. Astor came up to Broadway, ..."

2. The Laborer and the Capitalist by Freeman Otis Willey (1897)
"But, according to popular theory, Astor has built too many houses. ... And if others had built the same houses that Astor has built, would they have ..."

3. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York public library (1921)
"Such resolution was read and is as follows: WHEREAS the Trustees of the Astor Library have heretofore entered into binding engagements with Mr. William B. ..."

4. The Memorial History of the City of New-York: From Its First Settlement to by James Grant Wilson (1893)
"The Five Points is an open area of about one 1 The later and more complete history of the Astor Library will be given by Frederick Saunders in a monograph ..."

5. Lives of American Merchants by Freeman Hunt (1858)
"JOHN JACOB Astor. THE German critic and historian, Wolfgang Menzel, in his History of the Germans, says: " One of the most distinguished Germans in America ..."

6. The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries by Pond, Nathan Gillett, 1832-, Abbatt, William, 1851-1935, Martha Joanna Lamb, Stevens, John Austin, 1827-1910, John Austin Stevens (1886)
"WILLIAM B. Astor. The Doner of the Second Section of Astor Library. ... His associates are: John Jacob Astor, treasurer; Professor Henry ..."

7. Famous Americans of Recent Times by James Parton (1867)
"In founding the Astor Library, John Jacob Astor did at least one magnificent deed, for which thousands unborn will honor his memory. ..."

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