Definition of Burnham

1. Noun. United States architect who designed the first important skyscraper with a skeleton (1846-1912).

Exact synonyms: Daniel Hudson Burnham
Generic synonyms: Architect, Designer

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Burnham

Burmeisteria retusa
Burmese cat
Burmese rosewood
Burn and Rand theory
Burnett's syndrome
Burnham (current term)
Burns' falciform process
Burns' ligament
Burns' space
Burns night
Burns stanza
Burow's operation
Burow's solution
Burow's triangle
Burow's vein
Burrhus Frederic Skinner

Literary usage of Burnham

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1. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1900)
"David Hay Burnham Son of Joshua & Louis Burnham Born January 901 1780. Abigail Burnham Daughter of Joshua & Louis Burnham Born October 25th 1781. ..."

2. A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records by Charles William Manwaring (1906)
"I give to my only son Elisha Burnham and to his heirs and assigns forever 1-2 ... To my eldest daughter Sarah Burnham I give 1-6 part of all my real estate ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1886)
"Call applied in writing to Burnham, Ormsby & Co. for a loan of $10000. Soon after the application was made Call met Burnham at Emmetsburg, Iowa, ..."

4. London and Its Environs: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1896)
"*Burnham Beeches, to the NW (omn. from Slough in summer ; fare is. 6d.), the finest in England, have been secured as a public resort by the Corporation of ..."

5. Annals of the American Pulpit: Or, Commemorative Notices of Distinguished by William Buell Sprague (1857)
"The subject of this sketch, when he was about eight years old, went t« reside with a neighbour of his father, a Mr. Abraham Burnham, ..."

6. The Town and City of Waterbury, Connecticut by Sarah Johnson Prichard (1896)
"GW Burnham. Gordon Webster Burnham was born in Hampton, March 20, 1803, and was a descendant in the sixth generation from John Burnham of Ipswich, Mass., ..."

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