Definition of Burnside

1. Noun. United States general in the American Civil War who was defeated by Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Fredericksburg (1824-1881).

Exact synonyms: A. E. Burnside, Ambrose Everett Burnside
Generic synonyms: Full General, General

2. Noun. Facial hair that has grown down the side of a man's face in front of the ears (especially when the rest of the beard is shaved off).
Exact synonyms: Mutton Chop, Side-whiskers, Sideburn
Generic synonyms: Facial Hair

Definition of Burnside

1. Proper noun. Any of various towns in Scotland, or elsewhere in the Anglo-Saxon world, named after the Scottish ones. ¹

2. Proper noun. (surname topographic from=Middle English dot=) for someone living near a burn (stream), or in any of the Scottish towns. ¹

3. Noun. (context: especially in plural) A moustache, with whiskers on the cheeks but with no beard on the chin ¹

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Definition of Burnside

1. the ground beside a brook [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Burnside

burns down
burnt alum
burnt down
burnt lime
burnt offering
burnt orange
burnt oranges
burnt sienna
burnt to a crisp

Literary usage of Burnside

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1. The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries by Pond, Nathan Gillett, 1832-, Martha Joanna Lamb, John Austin Stevens, Abbatt, William, 1851-1935, Stevens, John Austin, 1827-1910, Benjamin Franklin DeCosta, Henry Phelps Johnston, Nathan Gilbert Pond, William Abbatt (1886)
"I do know, however, that after the battle of Fredericksburg there was a strong . feeling of dissatisfaction with Burnside which was openly expressed. ..."

2. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians, Stanley Mordaunt Leathes (1907)
"With frank and manly courage, Burnside himself assumed the responsibility and the blame, giving due credit to the extreme courage and endurance of his ..."

3. Military History of Ulysses S. Grant: From April, 1861, to April, 1865 by Adam Badeau (1868)
"... government—Grant's calmness —Longstreet moves against Burnside—Grant's counter-plan—Dispatches of Grant to Halleck and Burnside—Thomas ordered to attack ..."

4. History of the United States from the Compromise of 1850 by James Ford Rhodes (1899)
"1 Burnside prepared for an advance. Franklin said that success was impossible. Hooker, as free and emphatic in the criticism of his present commander as he ..."

5. Military History of Ulysses S. Grant: From April, 1861, to April, 1865 by Adam Badeau (1881)
"... column—Consternation of enemy—Advance of Burnside unopposed—Unnecessary halt of column—Confusion among the supports—Burnside ordered to push his ..."

6. Military History of Ulysses S. Grant: From April, 1861, to April, 1865 by Adam Badeau (1881)
"... assault of July 30th—Well-grounded hopes of success—Explosion of mine—Delay in advance of assaulting column—Consternation of enemy—Advance of Burnside ..."

7. Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln by Abraham Lincoln, Daniel Fish (1905)
"1863] Telegram to Burnside *TELEGRAM TO GENERAL RC SCHENCK WAR DEPARTMENT, ... 8 PM Major-General Burnside, Knoxville, Tenn.: It was suggested to you, ..."

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