Definition of Simpson

1. Noun. United States divorcee whose marriage to Edward VIII created a constitutional crisis leading to his abdication.

2. Noun. Scottish obstetrician and surgeon who pioneered in the use of ether and discovered the anesthetic effects of chloroform (1811-1870).
Exact synonyms: Sir James Young Simpson
Generic synonyms: Doc, Doctor, Dr., Md, Medico, Physician

Definition of Simpson

1. Proper noun. A Scottish and northern English patronymic surname derived from Sim, the short form of Simon. ¹

2. Proper noun. An English habitational surname for someone who lived in either of several places in Devon. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Simpson

Simons' disease
Simple Simon
Simple Simon over
Simple Simon overs
Simple Simon under
Simple Simon unders
Simple Simons
Simplified Chinese
Simplified Oral Hygiene Index
Simpson's forceps
Simpson's paradox
Simpson Desert
Simpson uterine sound
Sims uterine sound
Simulium damnosum
Simulium neavei
Simulium ochraceum
Simulium ornatum

Literary usage of Simpson

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1908)
"Although nothing is definitely known as to whether simpson married or not, it may be assumed, ... The Oxford Music School possesses a portrait of simpson. ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"simpson appealed to the supreme court of the territory, ... The deed from Bovey to simpson was, in law, properly delivered, on the 15th of April, 1858. 1. ..."

3. Bulletin by University of the State of New York (1903)
"925 ssfi TYPE Hall & simpson. Paleontology of New York. 1887. v. ... 56» fig- l°- Hamilton beds Darien Center NY 930 **if3- TYPE Hall & simpson. ..."

4. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1910)
"simpson had an arrangement with the Commercial Bank of Chester, SC, ... In this way simpson secured and paid for the cotton represented by the bills of ..."

5. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1896)
"John simpson married to Sarah Sheafe Sept. ye 4th 1748 by the Revd Mr ... Mehetable Sheafe the daughter of John simpson & Sarah his wife born tbe 23'1 day ..."

6. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1848)
"Dr. Malcolm saw her with Dr. simpson. On opening the body, they found the uterine ... In addition, Dr. simpson alluded to two cases of large fibrous tumours ..."

7. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Judicature by New York (State). Supreme Court (1846)
"Rhinelanders against simpson, under the act authorizing summary proceedings to recover the possession of land in certain cases, 2 RS 512, et seq. before an ..."

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