Definition of Percy

1. Noun. United States writer whose novels explored human alienation (1916-1990).

Exact synonyms: Walker Percy
Generic synonyms: Author, Writer

2. Noun. English soldier killed in a rebellion against Henry IV (1364-1403).
Exact synonyms: Harry Hotspur, Hotspur, Sir Henry Percy
Generic synonyms: Soldier

Definition of Percy

1. Proper noun. (surname A=An English from=Old French) ¹

2. Proper noun. (surnames male given name), transferred use of the surname since the Middle Ages. ¹

¹ Source:

Percy Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Percy Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Percy

Perca flavescens
Perca fluviatilis
Percina tanasi
Percival Lowell
Percy (current term)
Percy Aldridge Grainger
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Percy Grainger
Perdix perdix
Pere Jacques Marquette
Pereskia aculeata
Perez' sign
Perez reflex

Literary usage of Percy

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

1. Dictionary of national biography by Leslie Stephen, Sidney Lee (1904)
"404 i 21 for Wilton-le-Wear read Witton-le-Wear 405 i 86 for before 1402 read in March 1887 40« ii 82 Percy, Henry, 2nd Earl of Northumberland: omit [see ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The 10th Earl of Northumberland, Algernon Percy (October 1602-13 Oct. 1668), was the third great ... Percy, Florence, the pen name of Elizabeth Akers Allen ..."

3. Who's who by Henry Robert Addison, Charles Henry Oakes, William John Lawson, Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen (1897)
"28 Grosvenor Square, W. Percy, Lord Algernon MA, 2nd s. of 6th Duke of ... 2 Grosvenor Place, SW Percy, Lady Edith E., d. of Earl Percy; It. 1869, ..."

4. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1902)
"The Bishop having created himself a Percy, is gone mad about that family, ... I. Percy had natually a hot temper, but this cooled down with time, ..."

5. English Literature: An Illustrated Record by Richard Garnett, Edmund Gosse (1903)
"Dr. Thomas Percy After the Portrait fy Sir Joshua ... There can be no Thomas Percy (1729-1811) was bom at Bridgenorth on the I3th of April 1729. ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Percy

Search for Percy on!Search for Percy on!Search for Percy on Google!Search for Percy on Wikipedia!