Definition of Arthur
1. Noun. Elected vice president and became 21st President of the United States when Garfield was assassinated (1830-1886).
Generic synonyms: Chief Executive, President, President Of The United States, United States President
2. Noun. A legendary king of the Britons (possibly based on a historical figure in the 6th century but the story has been retold too many times to be sure); said to have led the Knights of the Round Table at Camelot.
Generic synonyms: Character, Fictional Character, Fictitious Character
Derivative terms: Arthurian
Definition of Arthur
1. Proper noun. (Celtic male given name). ¹
2. Proper noun. (surname patronymic from=given names) ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Arthur
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 (1899)
"His youth was dissolute, and with his elder brothers, arthur and Robert, he was a member of the graceless Society of the Franciscans of Medmenham, ..."
2. Publications by Folklore Society (Great Britain) (1904)
"(i) AT the City of the Legions King arthur was keeping the renowned festival of Pentecost, to which he invited the great men and nobles of the whole of his ..."
3. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon, Henry Hart Milman (1846)
"with fond credulity to the talc of arthur, and eagerly applauded the merit of a prince, who had triumphed over the Saxons, their common enemies. ..."
4. Tom Brown's School Days by Thomas Hughes (1895)
"ABOUT six weeks after the beginning of the half, as Tom and arthur were sitting one night before supper beginning their verses, arthur suddenly stopped, ..."
5. The Contemporary Review Great Br (1873)
"TENNYSON'S "KING arthur." " Shadowing Sense at war with Soul, Rather than that gray ... And if since then a whole school of arthur literature has arisen, ..."
6. Bulletin by Thomas Corwin Mendenhall, Marcus Baker, Smithsonian Institution, U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, United States Geographic Board (1890)
"By arthur Winslow, State geologist, page 1. The coal beds of Lafayette county. By arthur Winslow, State geologist, page 14. The building stones and clays of ..."