Definition of Quincy

1. Noun. American patriot who presented the colonists' grievances to the English king (1744-1775).

Exact synonyms: Josiah Quincy
Generic synonyms: American Revolutionary Leader

Definition of Quincy

1. Proper noun. (surname from=Old French) ¹

2. Proper noun. An American male given name transferred from the surname. ¹

3. Proper noun. Any of a number of places in the U.S.A. named after people with the surname. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quincy

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Quick's method
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Quincy (current term)
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Literary usage of Quincy

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

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The commercial interests of Quincy are represented by 1500 firms with a ... Quincy is known particularly as a manufacturing city, there being eight ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Quincy. 111., city, capital of Adams County, on the east bank of the Mississippi River. 263 miles south of Chicago and 142 miles north of Saint Louis. ..."

3. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1887)
"CITY OF Quincy V. STEEL. 621 comply therewith ; that farther delay in bringing suit wonld result in part of the claim being barred; and that the suit was ..."

4. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography by Historical Society of Pennsylvania (1879)
"His father, Edmund Quincy (HC 1699), held the commission of a Judge of the Supreme ... Josiah Quincy graduated at Harvard College 1728, and in 1733 married ..."

5. A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789-1897 by United States President (1897)
"JOHN Quincy ADAMS. WASHINGTON, February 24,1827. To the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Stales: I transmit herewith to Congress a report ..."

6. The World's Best Orations: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time by David Josiah Brewer, Edward Archibald Allen, William Schuyler (1899)
"The younger Quincy was born at Boston, February 4th, 1772. ... Among his published works are a ' Life of John Quincy Adams ' and a ' Municipal History of ..."

7. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1896)
"An elder Saer de Quincy, a staunch adherent of Henry II, who was lord of Buckby ... Quincy was one of the knights who in 1173 attended the young king Henry, ..."

8. The National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans: With Biographical by H. J. Herring, James Barton Longacre (1853)
"In giving a sketch of the career of JOHN Quincy ADAMS, the limits of our work require us almost entirely to confine the narrative to a bare recital of the ..."

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