Definition of Cabot

1. Noun. Son of John Cabot who was born in Italy and who led an English expedition in search of the Northwest Passage and a Spanish expedition that explored the La Plata region of Brazil; in 1544 he published a map of the world (1476-1557).

Exact synonyms: Sebastian Cabot
Generic synonyms: Cartographer, Map Maker, Adventurer, Explorer

2. Noun. Italian explorer who led the English expedition in 1497 that discovered the mainland of North America and explored the coast from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland (ca. 1450-1498).
Exact synonyms: Giovanni Cabato, John Cabot
Generic synonyms: Navigator

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cabot

Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon grape
Cabernet Sauvignons
Cabomba caroliniana
Cabot's ring bodies
Cabot-Locke murmur
Cabriole leg
Cabriole legs
Cacalia javanica
Cacalia lutea
Cacatua galerita

Literary usage of Cabot

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1886)
"1551, with cabot as governor for life. In May 1553 a fleet of three vessels was prepared, and set forth under the supervision of cabot, ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"When the success of Christopher Columbus became known, cabot acquainted himself ... By letters patent of 5 March, 1496, King Henry VII granted cabot and his ..."

3. The American Historical Review by American historical association (1898)
"It is well known that John cabot, by virtue of letters patent granted to him ... As John cabot was believed to have discovered Cipango and the Kingdom of ..."

4. The Library of American Biography by Jared Sparks (1854)
"cabot sails to the Canaries, and thence to the Cape de Verds. ... The Party harassed by Diego Garcia, who overtakes cabot at Santa Ana, and claims the Right ..."

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