Definition of Maldon

1. Noun. A battle in which the Danes defeated the Saxons in 991; celebrated in an old English poem.

Exact synonyms: Battle Of Maldon
Generic synonyms: Pitched Battle
Geographical relationships: England

Lexicographical Neighbors of Maldon

Malaysian capital
Malaysian monetary unit
Malcolm Little
Malcolm Lowry
Malcolm X
Malcolm stock
Malcolmia maritima
Maldive Islands
Maldon (current term)
Maldonado-San Jose stain
Malecot catheter
Malfunction Junction
Malgaigne's amputation
Malgaigne's fossa
Malgaigne's hernia
Malgaigne's luxation

Literary usage of Maldon

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

1. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1887)
"THE SONG OF Maldon. ... In truth there is nothing in old English literature finer than this fragment of a ballad on the battle of Maldon and the death of ..."

2. Old English Poems: Translated Into the Original Meter, Together with Short by Cosette Faust Newton, Stith Thompson (1918)
"The Battle of Maldon treats not of legendary heroes of the Germanic races but of an ... Very striking is the absence of ornament from the Battle of Maldon; ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the English Courts of Common Law by Great Britain Bail Court (1866)
"The facts were as follows:—Samuel Polley is a freeman of the borough of Maldon, and resides at Wickham Bishops, within the limits of the parliamentary ..."

4. The Foundations of England; Or, Twelve Centuries of British History (B.C. 55 by James Henry Ramsay (1898)
"Moving southwards to Maldon, they were confronted by ... 6 Two tidal streams join the sea below Maldon : one the Chelmer, which flows pu: the hill on which ..."

5. Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society by Essex Archaeological Society (1889)
"Lucas that the Worshipful the Mayor of Maldon, EA Fitch, Esq., be requested to preside. The regalia of the Corporation and 13 charters granted to the ..."

6. Report on Secondary and Higher Education in Essex by Michael Sadler (1906)
"DISTRICT OF Maldon * (INCLUDING BURNHAM-ON-CROUCH). The educational district of Maldon stretches north and south from Tiptree Heath to the river Crouch, ..."

7. The History of Malden, Massachusetts, 1633-1785 by Deloraine Pendre Corey (1898)
"Out of this ancient Maldon came in 1638 Joseph Hills, a woollen-draper, and with him, or a little later, John Wayte, who married his daughter Mary. ..."

8. Judith, Phœnix, and Other Anglo-Saxon Poems by John Lesslie Hall (1902)
"THE BATTLE OF Maldon, ... Maldon, the site of the battle, is a very ancient town, first mentioned in AD ..."

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