Definition of Townsend

1. Noun. United States social reformer who proposed an old-age pension sponsored by the federal government; his plan was a precursor to Social Security (1867-1960).

Definition of Townsend

1. Proper noun. (surname) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Townsend

Tournay sign
Tourtual's membrane
Tourtual's sinus
Touton giant cell
Tovell tube
Tower Bridge
Tower of Babel
Tower of London
Tower of Pisa
Towers of Babel
Towne projection
Towne projection radiograph
Towne view
Townsend Harris
Townsendia Exscapa
Toxascaris leonina
Toxicodendron diversilobum
Toxicodendron quercifolium
Toxicodendron radicans
Toxicodendron vernicifluum
Toxicodendron vernix
Toxocara mystax

Literary usage of Townsend

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

1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1899)
"1869), compiler, nephew of George townsend [qvl lie was chiefly known as a literary compiler and journalist. A conservative in politics, he made himself ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1904)
"The case turns upon the question whether the said townsend, at the time the lumber was purchased, was the agent of the defendant and authorized to buy for ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States by United States Supreme Court, William Cranch, Henry Wheaton, Richard Peters, Benjamin Chew Howard, Jeremiah Sullivan Black (1851)
"townsend was a citizen of the State of Mississippi, and Jemison of Alabama. In September, 1844, Jemison brought a suit, in the District Court of the United ..."

4. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1862)
"Hence, townsend-Fold would be the enclosed farm belonging to one townsend, probably a well-to-do yeoman. LHM In further reply to J.'s Query, I beg to state ..."

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