Definition of Guinness

1. Noun. English stage and screen actor noted for versatility (1914-2000).

2. Noun. A kind of bitter stout.
Generic synonyms: Stout

Definition of Guinness

1. Proper noun. (countable) (surname from=Irish dot=), an Anglicization of an (etyl ga) patronymic surname based on Angus. ¹

2. Proper noun. (uncountable) A brand of dark stout beer from Ireland, one of the most widely recognised brands of beer in the world, named for w:Arthur Guinness Arthur Guinness who first brewed it. ¹

3. Proper noun. A serving of the beverage. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Guinness

Guinea-Bissau monetary unit
Guinea-Bissau peso
Guinea corn
Guinea grains
Guinea pepper
Guinea worm
Guinea worm disease
Guinean franc
Guinean monetary unit
Guiseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi
Guiseppe Guarneri
Gujarati numeral
Gujarati numerals

Literary usage of Guinness

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The firm was founded by ARTHUR guinness, who about the middle of the i8th century owned a ... In or about 1759 Arthur guinness, seeking tp extend his trade, ..."

2. Martyred Missionaries of the China Inland Mission: With a Record of the by Marshall Broomhall (1901)
"Missionary operations were commenced there by the China Inland Mission in 1886. In view of the following wonderful story told by Dr. Whitfield guinness it ..."

3. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1890)
"He early joined his father inthe practical business of the brewing firm of Arthur guinness & Sons, and on the death of his father in 1855 became sole ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The firm was founded by ARTHUR guinness, who about the middle of the ... S9 Arthur guinness, seeking to extend his trade, purchased a small porter brewery ..."

5. The Housing of the Working People by United States Bureau of Labor, Elgin Ralston Lovell Gould (1895)
"guinness TRUST, LONDON. The guinness trust is due to the beneficence of Lord Iveagh (Edward Cecil guinness), who in recent years made a gift of £250000 ..."

6. Visitation of Ireland by Joseph Jackson Howard, Ireland Ulster king of arms (1898)
"SIR EDWARD CECIL guinness, FIRST BARON IVEAGH OF IVEAGH, CO. DOWN. ... ist, A boar passant, quarterly, or and gules, guinness ; and, On a pillar proper, ..."

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