Definition of Hawking

1. Noun. English theoretical physicist (born in 1942).

Exact synonyms: Stephen Hawking, Stephen William Hawking
Generic synonyms: Physicist



2. Noun. The act of selling goods for a living.
Exact synonyms: Peddling, Vending, Vendition
Generic synonyms: Marketing, Merchandising, Selling
Derivative terms: Hawk, Peddle, Vend, Vend

Definition of Hawking

1. Proper noun. (surname A=An English patronymic from=given names dot=), variant of Hawkins. ¹

2. Proper noun. (physics) The surname of the theoretical physicist w:Stephen Hawking Stephen Hawking used attributively in the name of various theories and results in physics. ¹

3. Verb. (present participle of hawk) ¹

4. Noun. Action of the verb ''to hawk''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hawking

1. falconry [n -S] - See also: falconry

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hawking

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hawkbills
hawkbit
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hawking (current term)
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hawkmoths
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hawksbill turtle

Literary usage of Hawking

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1885)
"hawking, Hunting, Fishing, with the True- Measures of Blowing ' (bl Printed ... The first consists of a group of men going hawking, while a hawk flies over ..."

2. Censura Literaria: Containing Titles, Abstracts, and Opinions of Old English by Egerton Brydges (1815)
"By the canon law hawking was forbidden vnto clergie." This brief account is given by Henry Peacham who considered it one of the recreations very befitting ..."

3. Manners, Customs, and Dress During the Middle Ages, and During the by P. L. Jacob (1876)
"Origin of hawking.—Training Birds.—hawking Retinues.— Book of King Modus.—Technical Terms used in hawking.—Persons who have excelled in this kind of Sport. ..."

4. Festivals, Games, and Amusements: Ancient and Modern by Horace Smith, Samuel Woodworth (1836)
"Field Sports:—hawking, Archery. "A thousand vassals muster'J round, With horse and hawk, and horn and hound; And I might see the youth intent Guard every ..."

5. The History of the Anglo-Saxons from the Earliest Period to the Norman Conquest by Sharon Turner (1841)
"The Saxon calendar, in its drawings, represents hawking in the month of October. Hunting and hawking were for many ages favourite diversions in this island. ..."

6. Gloves, Their Annals and Associations: A Chapter of Trade and Social History by S. William Beck (1883)
"In the thirteenth century ladies adopted the sport of hawking, and became soon so proficient as to be considered not only as equal with, but actually ..."

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