Definition of Lindsay

1. Noun. United States playwright who collaborated with Russel Crouse on several musicals (1889-1931).

Exact synonyms: Howard Lindsay
Generic synonyms: Dramatist, Playwright

2. Noun. United States poet who traveled the country trading his poems for room and board (1879-1931).
Exact synonyms: Nicholas Vachel Lindsay, Vachel Lindsay
Generic synonyms: Poet

Definition of Lindsay

1. Proper noun. (surname Scottish habitational from=Old English dot=) from Lindsey in Lincolnshire, from (etyl ang) "Lincoln's wetland" ¹

2. Proper noun. An Irish surname, a variant of Lindsey. ¹

3. Proper noun. (surnames male given name) transferred from the surname. ¹

4. Proper noun. (surnames female given name) used since the 1940s. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lindsay

Lindau's disease
Lindau's tumour
Lindelöf space
Lindelöf spaces
Lindera benzoin
Lindheimera texana
Line of Control
Linear A
Linear B
Lineweaver-Burk equation
Lineweaver-Burk plot
Lineweaver Burke plot
Ling's method
Lingelsheimia anitrata

Literary usage of Lindsay

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1. Who's who by Henry Robert Addison, Charles Henry Oakes, William John Lawson, Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen (1897)
"Colin lindsay, 4th s. of 24th Earl of Crawford and 7th of Balcarres. ... lindsay, Lady Jane LO, rf. of 2nd Marquis of Westminster ; widow of 4th Baron ..."

2. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1901)
"His descendant, William lindsay, Justiciary of Lothian in the 12th century, ... —Sir Alexander lindsay, younger brother of Sir James of Crawford, ..."

3. Modern American Poetry by Louis Untermeyer (1921)
"Vachel lindsay (Nicholas) Vachel lindsay was born in the house where he still lives in Springfield, Illinois, November 10, 1879. ..."

4. Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United by George Edward Cokayne (1893)
"A Barony of lindsay [S.], of a very ancient date, was allowed, 11 Aug. ... Sir William lindsay (the first) of Byres, and being mother of Sir William lindsay ..."

5. James Mill: A Biography by Alexander Bain (1882)
"4, and lindsay is very excited over a trial just to come off; which we discover to be the trial of the Hunts for the libel on the Prince Regent. ..."

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