Definition of Bligh

1. Noun. British admiral; was captain of the H.M.S. Bounty in 1789 when part of the crew mutinied and set him afloat in an open boat; a few weeks later he arrived safely in Timor 4,000 miles away (1754-1817).

Exact synonyms: Captain Bligh, William Bligh
Generic synonyms: Admiral, Full Admiral

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bligh

Blennius pholis
Blephilia celiata
Blephilia hirsuta
Blessed Trinity
Blessed Virgin
Bletia striata
Bletilla striata
Bligh (current term)
Blighia sapida
Blind Freddy
Blissus leucopterus

Literary usage of Bligh

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"Bligh was forthwith promoted to the rank of commander, ... Bligh further distinguished himself in the same vear by his intrepidity and address at the mutiny ..."

2. Northmost Australia: Three Centuries of Exploration, Discovery, and by Robert Logan Jack (1921)
"HAVING reached England after his perilous voyage in the open boat, following on the mutiny of the " Bounty" and written his Narrative, Bligh was given ..."

3. The Three Colonies of Australia: New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia by Samuel Sidney (1859)
"GOVERNOR Bligh—1806 TO 1809. ... Bligh appears to have received his appointment as governor of New South Wales as a reward for his gallant conduct in ..."

4. The Marriage, Baptismal, and Burial Registers of the Collegiate Church Or by Joseph Lemuel Chester (1876)
"6 John Bligh ;2 Abingdon Street, Westminster ; died Jan. 30th, aged 65 : in the North Cloister. March 21 Jane Purslow;8 the Cottage, Tothill Fields; ..."

5. Australian Dictionary of Dates and Men of the Time: Containing the History by John Henniker Heaton (1879)
"After the deposition of Governor Bligh, his successor. ... These were that Bligh should embark with his family, put to sea, and go straight to England ..."

6. Collins's Peerage of England; Genealogical, Biographical, and Historical by Arthur Collins, Egerton Brydges (1812)
"Bligh, LORD CLIFTON. ... JOHN Bligh, of London, Esq. Citizen . ... as he tells us himself* (son of William Bligh, of Plymouth, in Devonshire), descended, ..."

7. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1856)
"On the south side is the following inscription, above which are the arms of Bligh, viz.: “Sacred to the Memory of Mrs. Elizabeth Bligh, ..."

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