Definition of Gresham

1. Noun. English financier (1519-1579).

Exact synonyms: Sir Thomas Gresham
Generic synonyms: Financier, Moneyman

Definition of Gresham

1. Proper noun. An English habitational surname from a place in Norfolk whose name means ''grassy homestead''. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gresham

Gregory John Norman
Gregory Nazianzen
Gregory Pincus
Gregory VII
Gregory XIII
Gregory of Nazianzen
Gregory the Great
Greig's syndrome
Grenada dollar
Gresham's Law
Greta Garbo
Greta Louisa Gustafsson
Greville bath
Grevillea banksii
Grevillea robusta
Grevillea striata
Grevillela parallela

Literary usage of Gresham

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1890)
"Thereupon the Antwerp merchants appealed to gresham to use his influence in ... "When in London gresham was in constant personal communication with Cecil, ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1868)
""It was brewing for us all along," said Mr. gresham, who then with a gesture of ... There was silence in the room for a moment or two after Mr. gresham had ..."

3. London and Its Environs: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1896)
"The Royal Society held its meetings at gresham College from 1660 to 1710. ... From gresham College we return to Cheapside by Ironmonger Lane, ..."

4. Economic Inquiries and Studies by Robert Giffen (1904)
"NOTE ON THE gresham LAW. THERE is a good deal of misunderstanding of the real law as to bad money "driving out" good, and an overrated metal in a bimetallic ..."

5. Original Letters Illustrative of English History: Including Numerous Royal by Henry Ellis (1846)
"Sir Richard gresham to the Lord Privy Seal. His proposal to purchase lands belonging ... Sir Richard gresham obtained considerable grants of Abbey- lands. ..."

6. Gentleman's Magazine Library edited by George Laurence Gomme, Frank Alexander Milne, Lady A C Bickley, Mrs Alice Bertha Merck Gomme (1904)
"I allude to the ill- usage that gresham College has suffered at the hands of ... The celebrated endowment of Sir Thomas gresham was intended by that eminent ..."

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