Definition of Sir john ross

1. Noun. Scottish explorer who led Arctic expeditions that yielded geographic discoveries while searching for the Northwest Passage (1777-1856).

Exact synonyms: John Ross, Ross
Generic synonyms: Adventurer, Explorer



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sir John Ross

Sir James Murray
Sir James Paget
Sir James Paul McCartney
Sir James Young Simpson
Sir John Carew Eccles
Sir John Cockcroft
Sir John Cowdery Kendrew
Sir John Douglas Cockcroft
Sir John Everett Millais
Sir John Falstaff
Sir John Frederick William Herschel
Sir John Gielgud
Sir John Hawkins
Sir John Hawkyns
Sir John Herschel
Sir John Ross
Sir John Suckling
Sir John Tenniel
Sir John Vanbrigh
Sir Joseph Banks
Sir Joseph John Thomson
Sir Joseph Paxton
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Sir Lancelot
Sir Laurence Kerr Olivier
Sir Leonard Hutton
Sir Leonard Woolley
Sir Leslie Stephen
Sir Martin Frobisher
Sir Matthew Flinders

Literary usage of Sir john ross

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1. Arctic Explorations and Discoveries During the Nineteenth Century: Being by Samuel Mosheim Smucker (1857)
"IN April, 1850, Captain sir john ross having volunteered his services to proceed in the search, was enabled, by the liberality of the Hudson's Bay Company, ..."

2. Publications of the Navy Records Society by Navy Records Society (Great Britain) (1901)
"[The following letters, written by Admiral sir john ross when in winter quarters at the bottom of Prince Regent's Inlet between 1830 and '33, and after the ..."

3. Report of the Annual Meeting (1856)
"By the Rev. T. RANKIN. Он the Aurora Borealis. By Rear-Admiral Sir JOHN Ross. Referring to his formerly published opinion, namely "that the ..."

4. The Monthly Review by Charles William Wason (1835)
"By Sir JOHN Ross, CBJK.SA-, KCS,&c. London: Webster. 1835. ... ..-. :;i THIS long promised and expected narrative has at last appeared. ..."

5. The North-west Passage and the Plans for the Search for Sir John Franklin: A by John Brown (1858)
"RETURN OF sir john ross. — HIS REPORTS AND OPINIONS. IN going over the evidence before the Committee, we notice with surprise the manifold and varied nature ..."

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