Definition of Burroughs

1. Noun. United States writer noted for his works portraying the life of drug addicts (1914-1997).

2. Noun. United States inventor who patented the first practical adding machine (1855-1898).
Exact synonyms: William Seward Burroughs
Generic synonyms: Artificer, Discoverer, Inventor

3. Noun. United States novelist and author of the Tarzan stories (1875-1950).
Exact synonyms: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Generic synonyms: Author, Writer

Definition of Burroughs

1. Proper noun. (surname A=An English topographical from=Middle English dot=) for someone who lived near a hill or a fort. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Burroughs

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
Burrill Bernard Crohn
Burroughs (current term)
Bursa of Fabricius
Bursera microphylla
Bursera simaruba
Burton's line
Buru babirusa
Buruli ulcer

Literary usage of Burroughs

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1. Origin of Modern Calculating Machines: A Chronicle of the Evolution of the by J. A. V. Turck (1921)
"One of the next attempts to produce a recording- adder was made by Wm. S. Burroughs, whose name sixteen years later was used to rename the American ..."

2. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner (1896)
"JOHN Burroughs (1837-; JOHN Burroughs was born in Roxbury, New York, April 3d, ... A JOHN Burroughs Mr. Burroughs ascribes to Emerson, who stimulated his ..."

3. The Humane Movement: A Descriptive Survey, Prepared on the Henry Bergh by Roswell Cheney McCrea (1910)
"Burroughs, John. Current misconceptions in natural history. Century 67: 509-17. ... Burroughs, John. Some natural history doubts and conclusions. ..."

4. The Craftsman by Gustav Stickley (1905)
"John Burroughs; a man especially blessed and equipped of Nature to see ... It was a singular success in another line that led the young essayist, Burroughs, ..."

5. Famous Living Americans, with Portraits edited by Mary Griffin Webb, Edna Lenore Webb (1914)
"JOHN Burroughs BY EDWARD BARRETT THERE is a difference between the naturalist and the scientist. Or rather, there is a difference between the naturalist and ..."

6. Catalogue of the Library of the Boston Athenaeum by Charles Ammi Cutter, Boston Athenaeum (1874)
"Burroughs, 7,Vr. Arthur T. Recommendation of readiness for suffering; sermon, ... E. Burroughs confuted by the Word of God. (In Bunyan, J. Works, v. 2. ..."

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