Definition of Barnum

1. Noun. United States showman who popularized the circus (1810-1891).

Exact synonyms: P. T. Barnum, Phineas Taylor Barnum
Generic synonyms: Impresario, Promoter, Showman

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Barnum

Barnaby's thistle
Barnes' curve
Barnes' dystrophy
Barnes' zone
Barney Oldfield
Baron Adrian
Baron Alexander von Humboldt
Baron Clive
Baron Friedrich Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt
Baron Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin vo
Baron Georges Cuvier
Baron Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz
Baron Hugh Caswall Tremenheere Dowding
Baron Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier
Baron Karl Maria Friedrich Ernst von Weber
Baron Karl Wilhelm von Humboldt
Baron Lister

Literary usage of Barnum

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1. A Shorter Selection of Cases on the Conflict of Laws by Joseph Henry Beale (1907)
"John R. barnum claimed a distributive share as grandson of David and son of ... John R. barnum was born in Arkansas, while his father was domiciled there ..."

2. Sunshine and shadow in New York by Matthew Hale Smith (1869)
"barnum is one of our most remarkable men. He is a resident of the city of New York. He lives among the millionnaires, in a costly brown-stone house on Fifth ..."

3. The New Englander by William Lathrop Kingsley (1876)
"We fear that Mr. barnum, by the preparation of this very convenient book, ... But Mr. barnum has constructed a new book on what is undoubtedly the correct ..."

4. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1920)
"barnum & Bailey, who owned rolling stock adapted to carrying their circus ... barnum & Bailey agreed, among other things, that the railway was not acting ..."

5. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1895)
"Eli barnum, son of Eliphalet and Elizabeth barnum, born at Dan- bury, Conn.; ... Abraham Sears, and settled at Balls- ton, NY There was an Eli barnum b. at ..."

6. The Cyclopædia of Wit and Humor: Containing Choice and Characteristic by William Evans Burton (1859)
"... And close with you a bargain that neither may rescind, As long as your name's barnum, and mine is Jenny Lind ! " " First of all, then, my expenses, ..."

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