Definition of Morgan

1. Noun. United States anthropologist who studied the Seneca (1818-1881).

Exact synonyms: Lewis Henry Morgan
Generic synonyms: Anthropologist

2. Noun. United States biologist who formulated the chromosome theory of heredity (1866-1945).
Exact synonyms: Thomas Hunt Morgan
Generic synonyms: Biologist, Life Scientist

3. Noun. A Welsh buccaneer who raided Spanish colonies in the West Indies for the English (1635-1688).
Exact synonyms: Henry Morgan, Sir Henry Morgan
Generic synonyms: Buccaneer, Pirate, Sea Robber, Sea Rover

4. Noun. Soldier in the American Revolution who defeated the British in the battle of Cowpens, South Carolina (1736-1802).
Exact synonyms: Daniel Morgan
Generic synonyms: Soldier

5. Noun. United States financier and philanthropist (1837-1913).
Exact synonyms: J. P. Morgan, John Pierpont Morgan
Generic synonyms: Financier, Moneyman

6. Noun. An American breed of small compact saddle horses.
Generic synonyms: Mount, Riding Horse, Saddle Horse

Definition of Morgan

1. n. One of a celebrated breed of American trotting horses; -- so called from the name of the stud from which the breed originated in Vermont.

Definition of Morgan

1. Proper noun. (Welsh male given name) ¹

2. Proper noun. (Welsh female given name) ¹

3. Proper noun. (surname patronymic Welsh from=Welsh) ¹

4. Proper noun. Any of many place names. ¹

5. Noun. A breed of horse originating in Vermont. ¹

6. Noun. (medicine) A unit for expressing the relative distance between genes on a chromosome. ¹

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Definition of Morgan

1. a unit of distance between genes [n -S]

Medical Definition of Morgan

1. In genetics, a unit of linkage equal to one hundred map units. (14 Nov 1997)

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Literary usage of Morgan

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1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1915)
"J Home Econ 7:72-7 F '15 Morgan, Albert Feeding the birds in winter. ... Outlook 108:757 D 2 '14 Morgan, Anne American girl, pors Woman's HC 41:3 N; ..."

2. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"Nature 90:106-8 Jl 19 '17 Morgan, JC Transition period of Athenian education and ... Class J 13:272-6 Ja '18 Morgan, James Appleton American law and the ..."

3. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1894)
"The at led by Morgan resulted in the ex- af Earl Gilbert, who then brought an to Glamorgan, but failed to re-esta- ) power. About the middle of June s king ..."

4. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"On the 1st day of October, [ behind Morgan. Plymale, In an ordinary tone 1919, Morgan went to the post office, where of voice, asked for the return ..."

5. American Book Prices Current (1902)
"Edinburgh, 1871. Stevenson's copy with notes by him in pencil. Morgan sale, Bangs', April 1, 1902. (263) $60.00 8017 FAMILIAR EPISTLE IN VERSE AND PROSE. ..."

6. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1901)
"Hurrying to the spot, the grave was opened, and what seemed a strong resemblance to Morgan was recognized. The coroner thereupon assembled a new jury, ..."

7. Index of Economic Material in the Documents of the States of the United by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse, Carnegie Institution of Washington. Dept. of Economics and Sociology (1912)
"List of Morgan raid claim forwarded to Washington showing amt. of claim, ... Claims examined and allowed by board of military claims; Morgan raid claims; ..."

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