1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley
English statesman; member of the Conservative Party (1867-1947)
1st lieutenant
a commissioned officer in the Army or Air Force or Marines ranking above a 2nd lieutenant and below a captain
1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein
English general during World War II; won victories over Rommel in North Africa and led British ground forces in the invasion of Normandy (1887-1976)
2nd lieutenant
a commissioned officer in the Army or Air Force or Marine Corps holding the lowest rank
A. Noam Chomsky
United States linguist whose theory of generative grammar redefined the field of linguistics (born 1928)
(Old Testament) elder brother of Moses and first high priest of the Israelites; created the golden calf
Aaron Burr
United States politician who served as vice president under Jefferson; he mortally wounded his political rival Alexander Hamilton in a duel and fled south (1756-1836)
Aaron Copland
United States composer who developed a distinctly American music (1900-1990)
Aaron Montgomery Ward
United States businessman who in 1872 established a successful mail-order business (1843-1913)
abandoned infant
a child who has been abandoned and whose parents are unknown
abandoned person
someone for whom hope has been abandoned
a person who abates a nuisance
a French abbot
the superior of a group of nuns
the superior of an abbey of monks
Abbott Lawrence Lowell
United States educator and president of Harvard University (1856-1943)
one who shortens or abridges or condenses a written work
one who formally relinquishes an office or responsibility
someone who unlawfully seizes and detains a victim (usually for ransom)
a novice learning the rudiments of some subject
(Old Testament) Cain and Abel were the first children of Adam and Eve born after the Fall of Man; Abel was killed by Cain
Abel Janszoon Tasman
Dutch navigator who was the first European to discover Tasmania and New Zealand (1603-1659)
a member of the Algonquian people of Maine and southern Quebec
one whose behavior departs substantially from the norm of a group
one who helps or encourages or incites another
a signer of a 1679 address to Charles II in which those who petitioned for the reconvening of parliament were condemned and abhorred
a believer in abiogenesis
a person who abjures
a member of the Circassian people who live to the east of the Black Sea
able seaman
a seaman in the merchant marine; trained in special skills
one who gives up or relinquishes or renounces something
a reformer who favors abolishing slavery
a person who is loathsome or disgusting
one who hates or loathes
an indigenous person who was born in a particular place
a person (who should be a doctor) who terminates pregnancies
Abraham Stoker
Irish writer of the horror novel about Dracula (1847-1912)
an authority or official empowered to abolish or annul or repeal
a fugitive who runs away and hides to avoid arrest or prosecution
a person who descends down a nearly vertical face by using a doubled rope that is wrapped around the body and attached to some high point
one that is absent or not in residence
one who advocates absolutism
someone who grants absolution
a person who refrains from drinking intoxicating beverages
someone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline
abstract artist
a painter of abstract pictures
one who makes abstracts or summarizes information
Abu Ali al-Husain ibn Abdallah ibn Sina
Persian physician and influential philosopher; his interpretation of Aristotle influenced St. Thomas Aquinas; writings on medicine were important for almost 500 years (980-1037)
Abul-Walid Mohammed ibn-Ahmad Ibn-Mohammed ibn-Roshd
Arabian philosopher born in Spain; wrote detailed commentaries on Aristotle that were admired by the Schoolmen (1126-1198)
someone who abuses
the owner of contiguous property
Aby Moritz Warburg
German art historian (1866-1929)
academic administrator
an administrator in a college or university
an educator who works at a college or university
someone elected to honorary membership in an academy
a scholar who is skilled in academic disputation
an early French settler in the Maritimes
the person (or institution) who accepts a check or draft and becomes responsible for paying the party named in the draft when it matures
someone who helps another person commit a crime
accessory after the fact
a person who gives assistance or comfort to someone known to be a felon or known to be sought in connection with the commission of a felony
accessory before the fact
a person who procures or advises or commands the commission of a felony but who is not present at its perpetration
accessory during the fact
a person who witnesses a crime but does not try to prevent it
accommodation endorser
a person who endorses a promissory note without compensation or benefit but simply as a favor to the borrower
someone who performs a service or does a favor
a person who provides musical accompaniment (usually on a piano)
a person who joins with another in carrying out some plan (especially an unethical or illegal plan)
a musician who plays the accordion
a physician specializing in obstetrics
a woman skilled in aiding the delivery of babies
account executive
someone in charge of a client's account for an advertising agency or brokerage or other service business
someone who maintains and audits business accounts
a person who is employed to collect payments (as for rent or taxes)
a defendant in a criminal proceeding
someone who imputes guilt or blame
someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
a member of one of four linguistic divisions of the prehistoric Greeks
a person with a record of successes
Achmad Sukarno
Indonesian statesman who obtained the independence of Indonesia from the Netherlands in 1949 and served as president until ousted by Suharto in a coup d'etat (1901-1970)
a member of the Achomawi community of northeastern California
someone who assists a priest or minister in a liturgical service; a cleric ordained in the highest of the minor orders in the Roman Catholic Church but not in the Anglican Church or the Eastern Orthodox Churches
a physicist who specializes in acoustics
a person with whom you are acquainted
a person who acquires something (usually permanently)
an athlete who performs acts requiring skill and agility and coordination
action officer
the case officer designated to perform an act during a clandestine operation (especially in a hostile area)
a person who is a participating member of an organization
active citizen
a citizen who takes an active role in the community (as in crime prevention and neighborhood watch)
a militant reformer
actor's agent
a business agent for an actor
actor's assistant
a wardrobe assistant for an actor
a person who acts and gets things done
a theatrical performer
a female actor
someone versed in the collection and interpretation of numerical data (especially someone who uses statistics to calculate insurance premiums)
(Old Testament) in Judeo-Christian mythology; the first man and the husband of Eve and the progenitor of the human race
Adam Smith
Scottish economist who advocated private enterprise and free trade (1723-1790)
a musician who adapts a composition for particular voices or instruments or for another style of performance
a person who adds numbers
someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction
a person with confused ideas; incapable of serious thought
one to whom something is addressed
a discussant who offers an example or a reason or a proof
Adeline Virginia Stephen Woolf
English author whose work used such techniques as stream of consciousness and the interior monologue; prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group (1882-1941)
someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another
a person who studies and settles conflicts and disputes
a person who is an assistant or subordinate to another
one who investigates insurance claims or claims for damages and recommends an effective settlement
adjutant general
a general's adjutant; chief administrative officer
an officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior officer
Adlai Ewing Stevenson
United States politician and diplomat (1900-1968)
someone whose business is advertising
administrative official
an official of a bureaucracy
the party appointed by a probate court to distribute the estate of someone who dies without a will or without naming an executor
someone who administers a business
someone who manages a government agency or department
Admiral Dewey
a United States naval officer remembered for his victory at Manila Bay in the Spanish-American War
the supreme commander of a fleet; ranks above a vice admiral and below a fleet admiral
a person who admires; someone who esteems or respects or approves
someone who admires a young woman
a person who backs a politician or a team etc.
someone who gives a warning so that a mistake can be avoided
a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity
Adolf Hitler
German Nazi dictator during World War II (1889-1945)
Adolf Loos
Austrian architect (1870-1933)
Adolf Windaus
German chemist who studied steroids and cholesterol and discovered histamine (1876-1959)
Adolph Simon Ochs
United States newspaper publisher (1858-1935)
Adolphe Sax
a Belgian maker of musical instruments who invented the saxophone (1814-1894)
any handsome young man
someone (such as a child) who has been adopted
a person who adopts a child of other parents as his or her own child
a person who uses flattery
adult female
an adult female person (as opposed to a man)
adult male
an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
a fully developed person from maturity onward
a changer who lessens the purity or effectiveness of a substance
someone who commits adultery or fornication
a woman adulterer
someone who advances
someone who travels into little known regions (especially for some scientific purpose)
a person who enjoys taking risks
a woman adventurer
someone who offers opposition
adverse witness
a witness whose relationship to the opposing party is such that his or her testimony may be prejudiced against the opposing party
someone who receives advice
an expert who gives advice
a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
a lawyer who pleads cases in court
Aelius Donatus
Roman grammarian whose textbook on Latin grammar was used throughout the Middle Ages (fourth century)
a member of one of four linguistic divisions of the prehistoric Greeks
an acrobat who performs in the air (as on a rope or trapeze)
someone who operates an aircraft
aeronautical engineer
an engineer concerned with the design and construction of aircraft
a lover of aviation
aerospace engineer
an engineer of aircraft and space vehicles
Greek tragedian; the father of Greek tragic drama (525-456 BC)
Greek author of fables (circa 620-560 BC)
one who professes great sensitivity to the beauty of art and nature
a philosopher who specializes in the nature of beauty
a worker skilled in giving beauty treatments (manicures and facials etc.)
a specialist in the etiology of diseases
a person who makes an affidavit
a subordinate or subsidiary associate; a person who is affiliated with another or with an organization
(anthropology) kin by marriage
someone who claims to speak the truth
an affluent person; a person who is financially well off
a native or inhabitant of Afghanistan
a serious devotee of some particular music genre or musical performer
a fan of bull fighting
a native or inhabitant of Africa
a person with African ancestry,
a white native of Cape Province who is a descendant of Dutch settlers and who speaks Afrikaans
a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations
agent provocateur
a secret agent who incites suspected persons to commit illegal acts
a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission
any agent or representative of a federal agency or bureau
an operative serving as a penetration into an intelligence target
an unpleasant person who is annoying or exasperating
a person who collects things
a confident assertive person who acts as instigator
someone who attacks
one who agitates; a political troublemaker
one related on the father's side
Agnes George de Mille
United States dancer and choreographer who introduced formal dance to a wide audience (1905-1993)
Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu
Indian nun and missionary in the Roman Catholic Church (born of Albanian parents in what is now Macedonia); dedicated to helping the poor in India (1910-1997)
a person who claims that they cannot have true knowledge about the existence of God (but does not deny that God might exist)
someone who is doubtful or noncommittal about something
someone involved in a contest or battle (as in an agon)
agony aunt
a newspaper columnist who answers questions and offers advice on personal problems to people who write in
agricultural agent
an advisor employed by the government to assist people in rural areas with methods of farming and home economics
agricultural laborer
a person who tills the soil for a living
someone concerned with the science or art or business of cultivating the soil
Agrippina the Elder
granddaughter of Augustus and mother of Caligula and Agrippina the Younger (14 BC - AD 33)
Agrippina the Younger
wife who poisoned Claudius after her son Nero was declared heir and who was then put to death by Nero
an expert in soil management and field-crop production
according to the Old Testament he was a pagan king of Israel and husband of Jezebel (9th century BC)
Ahmad Shah Masoud
Afghan leader of forces opposed to the Taliban; won fame by successfully resisting the Soviets in the 1980s; was assassinated by men posing as journalists (1953-2001)
Ahmed Salman Rushdie
British writer of novels who was born in India; one of his novels is regarded as blasphemous by Muslims and a fatwa was issued condemning him to death (born in 1947)
Ahmed Zoki Yamani
Saudi Arabian minister of petroleum who was a central figure in the creation of OPEC (born in 1930)
someone who acts as assistant
Aimee Semple McPherson
United States evangelist (born in Canada) noted for her extravagant religious services (1890-1944)
air attache
a military attache who is a commissioned or warrant officer in an air force
air force officer
an officer in the airforce
air hostess
a woman steward on an airplane
air marshal
a person trained by the government in hijacking and terrorist tactics who (for security reasons) is a passenger aboard an airline flight
air traveler
someone who travels by airplane
a noncommissioned officer in the British Royal Air Force
a member of an aircrew
a flighty scatterbrained simpleton
airplane pilot
someone who is licensed to operate an aircraft in flight
a woman aviator
Akira Kurosawa
Japanese filmmaker noted for blending Japanese folklore with western styles of acting (1910-1998)
a member of the Akwa'ala community in Baja California
Al Hirschfeld
United States artist noted for his line-drawn caricatures (1904-2003)
an Ismaili caliph of Egypt who declared himself an incarnation of God and founded the Druze religious sect (985-1021)
Al-Hasan ibn al-Haytham
an Egyptian polymath (born in Iraq) whose research in geometry and optics was influential into the 17th century; established experiments as the norm of proof in physics (died in 1040)
a member of the Muskhogean people formerly living in what is now the state of Alabama
a native or resident of Alabama
Alan Alexander Milne
English writer of stories for children (1882-1956)
Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr.
astronaut who made the first United States' suborbital rocket-powered flight in 1961 (1923-1998)
Alan Jay Lerner
United States lyricist who collaborated on musicals with Frederick Loewe (1918-1986)
Alan Lloyd Hodgkin
English physiologist who, with Andrew Huxley, discovered the role of potassium and sodium atoms in the transmission of the nerve impulse (1914-1998)
Alan Mathison Turing
English mathematician who conceived of the Turing machine and broke German codes during World War II (1912-1954)
Alan Seeger
United States poet killed in World War I (1888-1916)
Alan Stewart Paton
South African writer (1903-1988)
king of the Visigoths who captured Rome in 410 (370-410)
a person who alarms others needlessly
a native or resident of Alaska
Alaskan Native
a member or descendant of any of the aboriginal peoples of Alaska
Alban Berg
Austrian composer in Schoenberg's twelve-tone music system (1885-1935)
a native or inhabitant of Albania
Alben William Barkley
United States politician and lawyer; vice president of the United States (1877-1956)
Albert Abraham Michelson
United States physicist (born in Germany) who collaborated with Morley in the Michelson-Morley experiment (1852-1931)
Albert Bruce Sabin
United States microbiologist (born in Poland) who developed the Sabin vaccine that is taken orally against poliomyelitis (born 1906)
Albert Camus
French writer who portrayed the human condition as isolated in an absurd world (1913-1960)
Albert Edward
King of England from 1901 to 1910; son of Victoria and Prince Albert; famous for his elegant sporting ways (1841-1910)
Albert Einstein
physicist born in Germany who formulated the special theory of relativity and the general theory of relativity; Einstein also proposed that light consists of discrete quantized bundles of energy (later called photons) (1879-1955)
Albert Francis Charles Augustus Emmanuel
prince consort of Queen Victoria of England (1819-1861)
Albert Gore Jr.
Vice President of the United States under Bill Clinton (born in 1948)
Albert Schweitzer
French philosopher and physician and organist who spent most of his life as a medical missionary in Gabon (1875-1965)
Albert Speer
German Nazi architect who worked for Hitler (1905-1981)
Albert von Szent-Gyorgyi
United States biochemist (born in Hungary) who was the first to isolate vitamin C (1893-1986)
Alberto Giacometti
Swiss sculptor and painter known for his bronze sculptures of elongated figures (1901-1966)
a person with congenital albinism: white hair and milky skin; eyes are usually pink
Albino Luciano
the first Pope to assume a double name; he reigned for only 34 days (1912-1978)
Albrecht Durer
a leading German painter and engraver of the Renaissance (1471-1528)
Albrecht Eusebius Wenzel von Wallenstein
Austrian general who fought for the Hapsburgs during the Thirty Years' War (1583-1634)
Greek lyric poet of Lesbos; reputed inventor of Alcaic verse (611-580 BC)
a mayor or chief magistrate of a Spanish town
one who was versed in the practice of alchemy and who sought an elixir of life and a panacea and an alkahest and the philosopher's stone
ancient Athenian statesman and general in the Peloponnesian War (circa 450-404 BC)
a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually
a member of a municipal legislative body (as a city council)
Aldous Leonard Huxley
English writer; grandson of Thomas Huxley who is remembered mainly for his depiction of a scientifically controlled utopia (1894-1963)
ale drinker
someone whose favorite drink is beer or ale
Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok
Russian poet (1880-1921)
Aleksandr Feodorovich Kerensky
Russian revolutionary who was head of state after Nicholas II abdicated but was overthrown by the Bolsheviks (1881-1970)
Aleksandr Mikjailovich Prokhorov
Russian physicist whose research into ways of moving electrons around atoms led to the development of masers and lasers for producing high-intensity radiation (1916-2002)
Aleksandr Nikolayevich Scriabin
Russian composer of orchestral and piano music (1872-1915)
Aleksandr Pavlovich
the czar of Russia whose plans to liberalize the government of Russia were unrealized because of the wars with Napoleon (1777-1825)
Aleksandr Porfirevich Borodin
Russian composer (1833-1887)
Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin
Russian poet (1799-1837)
Aleksey Maksimovich Peshkov
Russian writer of plays and novels and short stories; noted for his depiction of social outcasts
Alessandro di Mariano dei Filipepi
Italian painter of mythological and religious paintings (1444-1510)
Alessandro Farnese
Italian pope from 1534 to 1549 who excommunicated Henry VIII of England in 1538 and initiated the Council of Trent in 1545; was active in the Counter Reformation and promoted the Society of Jesus for this purpose (1468-1549)
Alessandro Manzoni
Italian novelist and poet (1785-1873)
Aletta Jacobs
Dutch physician who opened the first birth control clinic in the world in Amsterdam (1854-1929)
a member of the people inhabiting the Aleutian Islands and southwestern Alaska
Alex Haley
United States writer and Afro-American who wrote a fictionalized account of tracing his family roots back to Africa (1921-1992)
Alexander Calder
United States sculptor who first created mobiles and stabiles (1898-1976)
Alexander Graham Bell
United States inventor (born in Scotland) of the telephone (1847-1922)
Alexander Hamilton
United States statesman and leader of the Federalists; as the first Secretary of the Treasury he establish a federal bank; was mortally wounded in a duel with Aaron Burr (1755-1804)
Alexander Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
Soviet writer and political dissident whose novels exposed the brutality of Soviet labor camps (born in 1918)
Alexander Melville Bell
a phonetician and father of Alexander Graham Bell (1819-1905)
Alexander Pope
English poet and satirist (1688-1744)
Alexander Selcraig
Scottish sailor who was put ashore on a deserted island off the coast of Chile for five years (providing the basis for Daniel Defoe's novel about Robinson Crusoe) (1676-1721)
Alexander the Great
king of Macedon; conqueror of Greece and Egypt and Persia; founder of Alexandria (356-323 BC)
Alexander the Liberator
the son of Nicholas I who, as czar of Russia, introduced reforms that included limited emancipation of the serfs (1818-1881)
Alexander Wilson
Scottish ornithologist in the United States (1766-1813)
Alexander Woollcott
United States drama critic and journalist (1887-1943)
Alexandre Dumas
French writer remembered for his swashbuckling historical tales (1802-1870)
Alexandre Emile Jean Yersin
French bacteriologist born in Switzerland; was a student of Pasteur; discovered the plague bacillus (1863-1943)
Alexandre Gustave Eiffel
French engineer who constructed the Eiffel Tower (1832-1923)
a resident or native of Alexandria (especially Alexandria in Egypt)
a person with alexia
Alexis Carrel
French surgeon and biologist who developed a way to suture and graft blood vessels (1873-1944)
Alexis Charles Henri Maurice de Tocqueville
French political writer noted for his analysis of American institutions (1805-1859)
Alfonso Borgia
Italian pope whose nepotism put the Borgia family in power in Italy (1378-1458)
Alfred Alistair Cooke
United States journalist (born in England in 1908)
Alfred Bernhard Nobel
Swedish chemist remembered for his invention of dynamite and for the bequest that created the Nobel prizes (1833-1896)
Alfred Binet
French psychologist remembered for his studies of the intellectual development of children (1857-1911)
Alfred Charles Kinsey
United States zoologist best known for his interview studies of sexual behavior (1894-1956)
Alfred Charles William Harmsworth
British newspaper publisher (1865-1922)
Alfred Damon Runyon
United States writer of humorous stylized stories about Broadway and the New York underground (1884-1946)
Alfred Dreyfus
French army officer of Jewish descent whose false imprisonment for treason in 1894 raised issues of anti-Semitism that dominated French politics until his release in 1906 (1859-1935)
Alfred Edward Housman
English poet (1859-1936)
Alfred Edward Woodley Mason
English writer (1865-1948)
Alfred Eisenstaedt
United States photographer (born in Germany) whose unposed documentary photographs created photojournalism (born in 1898)
Alfred Habdank Skarbek Korzybski
United States semanticist (born in Poland) (1879-1950)
Alfred Hawthorne
risque English comedian (1925-1992)
Alfred Joseph Hitchcock
English film director noted for his skill in creating suspense (1899-1980)
Alfred Kastler
French physicist (1902-1984)
Alfred Krupp
German arms manufacturer and son of Friedrich Krupp; his firm provided ordnance for German armies from the 1840s through World War II (1812-1887)
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Englishman and Victorian poet (1809-1892)
Alfred Lothar Wegener
German geophysicist who proposed the theory of continental drift (1880-1930)
Alfred Louis Kroeber
United States anthropologist noted for his studies of culture (1876-1960)
Alfred Lunt
United States actor who performed with his wife Lynn Fontanne in many stage productions (1893-1977)
Alfred North Whitehead
English philosopher and mathematician who collaborated with Bertrand Russell (1861-1947)
Alfred Noyes
English poet (1880-1958)
Alfred Russel Wallace
English naturalist who formulated a concept of evolution that resembled Charles Darwin's (1823-1913)
Alfred Stieglitz
United States photographer (1864-1946)
Alfred Thayer Mahan
United States naval officer and historian (1840-1914)
Alfred the Great
king of Wessex; defeated the Vikings and encouraged writing in English (849-899)
a mathematician whose specialty is algebra
a native or inhabitant of Algeria
Algernon Charles Swinburne
English poet (1837-1909)
a member of a North American Indian people in the Ottawa river valley of Ontario and Quebec
a member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Algonquian language and originally living in the subarctic regions of eastern Canada; many Algonquian tribes migrated south into the woodlands from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic coast
the fourth caliph of Islam who is considered to be the first caliph by Shiites; he was a cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad; after his assassination Islam was divided into Shiite and Sunnite sects
Ali Baba
the fictional woodcutter who discovered that `open sesame' opened a cave in the Arabian Nights' Entertainment
Alice B. Toklas
United States writer remembered as the secretary and companion of Gertrude Stein (1877-1967)
Alice Hamilton
United States toxicologist known for her work on industrial poisons (1869-1970)
Alice Malsenior Walker
United States writer (born in 1944)
Alice Paul
United States feminist (1885-1977)
Alice-Josephine Pons
United States coloratura soprano (born in France) (1904-1976)
Alicia Alonso
Cuban dancer and choreographer (born in 1921)
alien absconder
a fugitive remaining in the United States after an immigration judge has ordered them deported
a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country
anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found
an unpleasant person who causes friendly people to become indifferent or unfriendly or hostile
someone to whom the title of property is transferred
a psychiatrist and specialist in the legal aspects of mental illness
someone from whom the title of property is transferred
a person who can read but is disinclined to derive information from literary sources
all arounder
a versatile person who is expert at many things
Alla Nazimova
United States actress (born in Russia) (1879-1945)
a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies
someone who communicates in allegories
Allen Ginsberg
United States poet of the beat generation (1926-1997)
Allen Stewart Konigsberg
United States filmmaker and comic actor (1935-)
a physician skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies
a therapist who makes suffering more endurable
a speaker or writer who makes use of alliteration
a person with authority to allot or deal out or apportion
an associate who provides cooperation or assistance
an official in a British hospital who looks after the social and material needs of the patients
a member of a Muslim dynasty of Berber warriors that flourished from 1049 to 1145 and that established political dominance over northwestern Africa and Spain
a person who gives alms
Aloys Senefelder
German printer who invented lithography (1771-1834)
a literate person who can arrange items in alphabetical order
Alphonse Bertillon
French criminologist (1853-1914)
Alphonse Capone
United States gangster who terrorized Chicago during prohibition until arrested for tax evasion (1899-1947)
a mountain climber who specializes in difficult climbs
a native or inhabitant of Alsace
a contestant who loses the contest
any member of the peoples speaking a language in the Altaic language group
altar boy
a boy serving as an acolyte
alter ego
a very close and trusted friend who seems almost a part of yourself
someone who takes the place of another person
Althea Gibson
United States tennis player who was the first Black woman player to win all the major world singles titles (1927-2003)
a singer whose voice lies in the alto clef
alto saxophonist
a musician who plays the alto saxophone
Alton Glenn Miller
United States bandleader of a popular big band (1909-1944)
someone who makes charitable donations intended to increase human well-being
a person who has received a degree from a school (high school or college or university)
Alvin Ailey
United States choreographer noted for his use of African elements (born in 1931)
a female domestic
a woman hired to suckle a child of someone else
a businessman who arranges an amalgamation of two or more commercial companies
Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin
French writer known for works concerning women's rights and independence (1804-1876)
someone skilled in the transcription of speech (especially dictation)
someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime
an athlete who does not play for pay
a large strong and aggressive woman
an informal representative
a diplomat of the highest rank; accredited as representative from one country to another
a woman ambassador
someone who walks at a leisurely pace
Ambrogio Damiano Achille Ratti
pope who signed a treaty with Mussolini recognizing the Vatican City as an independent state (1857-1939)
Ambrose Everett Burnside
United States general in the American Civil War who was defeated by Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Fredericksburg (1824-1881)
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
United States writer of caustic wit (1842-1914)
ambulance chaser
an unethical lawyer who incites accident victims to sue
an attacker who waits in a concealed position to launch a surprise attack
Amedeo Avogadro
Italian physicist noted for his work on gases; proposed what has come to be called Avogadro's law (1776-1856)
Amedeo Modigliano
Italian painter and sculptor (1884-1920)
an independent ruler or chieftain (especially in Africa or Arabia)
Amelia Earhart
first woman aviator to fly solo nonstop across the Atlantic (1928); while attempting to fly around the world she disappeared over the Pacific (1898-1937)
Amenhotep IV
early ruler of Egypt who rejected the old gods and replaced them with sun worship (died in 1358 BC)
a native or inhabitant of a North American or Central American or South American country
a native or inhabitant of the United States
American Revolutionary leader
a nationalist leader in the American Revolution and in the creation of the United States
Americus Vespucius
Florentine navigator who explored the coast of South America; America was named in his honor (1454-1512)
a member of the Semitic speaking people of northern Ethiopia
amicus curiae
an adviser to the court on some matter of law who is not a party to the case; usually someone who wants to influence the outcome of a lawsuit involving matters of wide public interest
a friend or comrade
an American follower of the Mennonite religion
a person suffering from amnesia
one of a group of rabbis (active AD 250-500) who discussed the Mishnaic law in the law schools of Palestine and Mesopotamia where they explained and applied earlier teachings and whose discussions are recorded in the Talmud; they emphasized the study of Torah and the importance of personal action and the fulfillment of the commandments
someone who adheres to the doctrine that ordinary moral distinctions are invalid
one dedicated to love and lovemaking especially one who writes about love
a Hebrew shepherd and minor prophet
a surgeon who removes part or all of a limb
someone who has had a limb removed by amputation
Amy Lowell
United States poet (1874-1925)
adherent of Anabaptism
a person who seems to be displaced in time; who belongs to another age
a specialist who administers an anesthetic to a patient before he is treated
a cleric in the minor orders of the Eastern Orthodox Church who reads the lessons aloud in the liturgy (analogous to the lector in the Roman Catholic Church)
someone who looks for analogies or who reasons by analogy
an illiterate person who does not know the alphabet
a person undergoing psychoanalysis
someone who is skilled at analyzing data
an expert who studies financial data (on credit or securities or sales or financial patterns etc.) and recommends appropriate business actions
a licensed practitioner of psychoanalysis
a habitual liar (after a New Testament character who was struck dead for lying)
an advocate of anarchism
a Native American who lived in what is now southern Colorado and Utah and northern Arizona and New Mexico and who built cliff dwellings
a detested person
Anatoli Yevgenevich Karpov
Russian chess master who was world champion from 1975 until 1985 when he was defeated by Gary Kasparov (born in 1951)
an expert in anatomy
a presocratic Athenian philosopher who maintained that everything is composed of very small particles that were arranged by some eternal intelligence (500-428 BC)
a presocratic Greek philosopher and student of Thales who believed the universal substance to be infinity rather than something resembling ordinary objects (611-547 BC)
a presocratic Greek philosopher and associate of Anaximander who believed that all things are made of air in different degrees of density (6th century BC)
someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
a woman ancestor
a television reporter who coordinates a broadcast to which several correspondents contribute
one retired from society for religious reasons
a person who lived in ancient times
a very old person
Anders Celsius
Swedish astronomer who devised the centigrade thermometer (1701-1744)
a native or inhabitant of Andorra
Andre Derain
French painter and exponent of fauvism (1880-1954)
Andre Eglevsky
United States ballet dancer (born in Russia) (1917-1977)
Andre Le Notre
French landscape gardener who designed many formal gardens including the parks of Versailles (1613-1700)
Andre Maginot
French politician who proposed the Maginot Line (1877-1932)
Andre Malraux
French novelist (1901-1976)
Andre Maurois
French writer best known for his biographies (1885-1967)
Andre Paul Guillaume Gide
French author and dramatist who is regarded as the father of modern French literature (1869-1951)
Andre Weil
United States mathematician (born in France) (1906-1998)
Andrea Guarneri
founder of a family of Italian violin makers (1626?-1698)
Andrea Mantegna
Italian painter and engraver noted for his frescoes (1431-1506)
Andrea Palladio
highly original and much imitated Italian architect (1508-1580)
Andreas Vesalius
a Flemish surgeon who is considered the father of modern anatomy (1514-1564)
Andrei Andreyevich Gromyko
Soviet ambassador to the United States and to the United Nations (1909-1989)
Andrei Arsenevich Tarkovsky
Russian filmmaker (1932-1986)
Andrei Dimitrievich Sakharov
Soviet physicist and dissident; helped develop the first Russian hydrogen bomb; advocated nuclear disarmament and campaigned for human rights (1921-1989)
Andrei Markov
Russian mathematician (1856-1922)
Andrei Voznesenski
Russian poet (born in 1933)
Andres Segovia
Spanish guitarist who made classical guitar a concert instrument (1893-1987)
Andrew Carnegie
United States industrialist and philanthropist who endowed education and public libraries and research trusts (1835-1919)
Andrew Dickson White
United States educator who in 1865 (with Ezra Cornell) founded Cornell University and served as its first president (1832-1918)
Andrew Fielding Huxley
English physiologist who, with Alan Hodgkin, discovered the role of potassium and sodium ions in the transmission of the nerve impulse (born in 1917)
Andrew Jackson
7th president of the US; successfully defended New Orleans from the British in 1815; expanded the power of the presidency (1767-1845)
Andrew Jackson Downing
United States landscape architect who designed the grounds of the White House and the Capitol Building (1815-1852)
Andrew Marvell
English poet (1621-1678)
Andrew William Mellon
United States financier and philanthropist (1855-1937)
Andrew Wyeth
United States painter (born in 1917)
Andrija Mohorovicic
Yugoslav geophysicist for whom the Mohorovicic discontinuity was named (1857-1936)
one having both male and female sexual characteristics and organs; at birth an unambiguous assignment of male or female cannot be made
Andrzej Wajda
Polish filmmaker (born in 1929)
Andy Warhol
United States artist who was a leader of the Pop Art movement (1930-1987)
a person skilled in telling anecdotes
invests in a theatrical production
person of exceptional holiness
Angelo Correr
the Italian pope from 1406 to 1415 who worked to end the Great Schism and who retired to make it possible (1327-1417)
Angelo Guiseppe Roncalli
Italian pope from 1958 to 1963 who convoked the Second Vatican Council (1881-1963)
a resident of Anjou
a physician who specializes in angiology
a member of a Germanic people who conquered England and merged with the Saxons and Jutes to become Anglo-Saxons
a scheming person; someone who schemes to gain an advantage
a fisherman who uses a hook and line
a Protestant who is a follower of Anglicanism
Anglican Catholic
a member of the Anglican Church who emphasizes its Catholic character
an American who was born in Britain or one whose ancestors were British
a person of English citizenship born or living in India
a native or inhabitant of England prior to the Norman Conquest
a person of Anglo-Saxon (especially British) descent whose native tongue is English and whose culture is strongly influenced by English culture as in WASP for `White Anglo-Saxon Protestant'
an admirer of England and things English
a person who hates England and everything English
a native or inhabitant of Angola
a member of the Bantu tribes resident in Angola
a native or inhabitant of the island of Anguilla in the West Indies
Angus Frank Johnstone Wilson
English writer of novels and short stories (1913-1991)
Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
a Roman who was an early Christian philosopher and statesman who was executed for treason; Boethius had a decisive influence on medieval logic (circa 480-524)
animal fancier
a person who breeds animals
animal scientist
a specialist in the branch of biology dealing with animals
animal stuffer
a craftsman who stuffs and mounts the skins of animals for display
animal trainer
one who trains or exhibits animals
the technician who produces animated cartoons
someone who imparts energy and vitality and spirit to other people
one who accepts the doctrine of animism
Anna Amalia Mercouri
Greek film actress (1925-1994)
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
wife of Franklin Roosevelt and a strong advocate of human rights (1884-1962)
Anna Howard Shaw
United States physician and suffragist (1847-1919)
Anna Mary Robertson Moses
United States painter of colorful and primitive rural scenes (1860-1961)
Anna Pavlova
Russian ballerina (1882-1931)
a historian who writes annals
Queen of England and Scotland and Ireland; daughter if James II and the last of the Stuart monarchs; in 1707 she was the last English ruler to exercise the royal veto over parliament (1665-1714)
Anne Boleyn
the second wife of Henry VIII and mother of Elizabeth I; was executed on a charge of adultery (1507-1536)
Anne Bronte
English novelist; youngest of three Bronte sisters (1820-1849)
Anne Dudley Bradstreet
poet in colonial America (born in England) (1612-1672)
Anne Hathaway
wife of William Shakespeare (1556-1623)
Anne Hutchinson
American colonist (born in England) who was banished from Boston for her religious views (1591-1643)
Anne Mansfield Sullivan
United States educator who was the teacher and lifelong companion of Helen Keller (1866-1936)
Anne Robert Jacques Turgot
French economist who in 1774 was put in control of finances by Louis XVI; his proposals for reforms that involved abolishing feudal privileges made him unpopular with the aristocracy and in 1776 he was dismissed (1727-1781)
Anne Sexton
United States poet (1928-1974)
Annie Oakley
United States sharpshooter who was featured in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show (1860-1926)
a total destroyer
a commentator who writes notes to a text
reads news, commercials on radio or television
someone who proclaims a message publicly
someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity)
the recipient of an annuity
one who anoints as a religious ceremony
someone who has a special interest in exceptional cases
a person who is unusual
a person suffering from anorexia nervosa
someone who responds
any of the early patriarchs who lived prior to the Noachian deluge
an editor who makes selections for an anthology
Anthony Burgess
English writer of satirical novels (1917-1993)
Anthony Charles Lynton Blair
British statesman who became prime minister in 1997 (born in 1953)
Anthony Comstock
United States reformer who led moral crusades against art and literature that he considered obscene (1844-1915)
Anthony Trollope
English writer of novels (1815-1882)
person who resembles a nonhuman primate
a social scientist who specializes in anthropology
a person who eats human flesh
a person who is opposed (to an action or policy or practice etc.)
a person who is opposed to the United States and its policies
a person who is uninterested in intellectual pursuits
someone who hates and would persecute Jews
(Christianity) the adversary of Christ (or Christianity) mentioned in the New Testament; the Antichrist will rule the world until overthrown by the Second Coming of Christ
one who anticipates
someone who does not believe in the social or economic or political equality of men and women
Antigonus Cyclops
a general of Alexander the Great and king of Macedonia; lost one eye; killed in a battle at Ipsus (382-301 BC)
a native or inhabitant of Antigua
a follower of the doctrine of antinomianism
someone who is elected pope in opposition to another person who is held to be canonically elected
an expert or collector of antiquities
an elderly man
Antoine Domino
United States rhythm and blues pianist and singer and composer (born in 1928)
Antoine Henri Becquerel
French physicist who discovered that rays emitted by uranium salts affect photographic plates (1852-1908)
Antoine Laurent de Jussieu
French botanist who categorized plants into families and developed a system of plant classification (1748-1836)
Antoine Laurent Lavoisier
French chemist known as the father of modern chemistry; discovered oxygen and disproved the theory of phlogiston (1743-1794)
Anton Bruckner
Austrian organist and composer of romantic music (1824-1896)
Anton Grigorevich Rubinstein
Russian composer and pianist (1829-1894)
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Russian dramatist whose plays are concerned with the difficulty of communication between people (1860-1904)
Anton van Leeuwenhoek
Dutch pioneer microscopist who was among the first to recognize cells in animals and who gave the first accurate descriptions of microbes and spermatozoa and blood corpuscles (1632-1723)
Antonin Dvorak
Czech composer who combined folk elements with traditional forms (1841-1904)
Antonio Allegri da Correggio
Italian painter noted for his use of chiaroscuro and perspective (1494-1534)
Antonio Gaudi i Cornet
Spanish architect who was a leading exponent of art nouveau in Europe (1852-1926)
Antonio Ghislieri
Italian pope from 1566 to 1572 who led the reformation of the Roman Catholic Church; he excommunicated Elizabeth I (1504-1572)
Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna
Mexican general who tried to crush the Texas revolt and who lost battles to Winfield Scott and Zachary Taylor in the Mexican War (1795-1876)
Antonio Lucio Vivaldi
Italian baroque composer and violinist (1675-1741)
Antonio Pignatelli
Italian pope from 1691 to 1700 who abolished nepotism within the church hierarchy and was universally loved for his charity and piety
Antonius Pius
Emperor of Rome; adoptive son of Hadrian (86-161)
Antonius Stradivarius
Italian violin maker who developed the modern violin and created violins of unequaled tonal quality (1644?-1737)
Antony Tudor
United States dancer and choreographer (born in England) (1909-1987)
Anwar el-Sadat
Egyptian statesman who (as president of Egypt) negotiated a peace treaty with Menachem Begin (then prime minister of Israel) (1918-1981)
a soldier in the Australian and New Zealand army corps during World War I
a Parisian gangster
any member of Athapaskan tribes that migrated to the southwestern desert (from Arizona to Texas and south into Mexico); fought a losing battle from 1861 to 1886 with the United States and were resettled in Oklahoma
someone who copies the words or behavior of another
a person assumed to have been raised by apes
hypothetical organism formerly thought to be intermediate between apes and human beings
someone afflicted by aphakia; someone lacking the natural lenses of the eyes
someone affected by aphasia or inability to use or understand language
someone who formulates aphorisms or who repeats aphorisms
a farmer who keeps bees for their honey
a person who argues to defend or justify some policy or institution
a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.
Apostelic Father
any important early teacher of Christianity or a Christian missionary to a people
an ardent early supporter of a cause or reform
(New Testament) one of the original 12 disciples chosen by Christ to preach his gospel
Apostle of Germany
(Roman Catholic Church) Anglo-Saxon missionary who was sent to Frisia and Germany to spread the Christian faith; was martyred in Frisia (680-754)
Apostle of the Gentiles
(New Testament) a Christian missionary to the Gentiles; author of several Epistles in the New Testament; even though Paul was not present at the Last Supper he is considered an Apostle
apostolic delegate
(Roman Catholic Church) a representative of the Holy See in a country that has no formal diplomatic relations with it
a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs
model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
a native or inhabitant of Appalachia
a communist who was a member of the administrative system of a communist party
a humorous but derogatory term for an official of a large organization (especially a political organization)
someone who tries to bring peace by acceding to demands
the party who appeals a decision of a lower court
someone who applauds
apple polisher
someone who humbles himself as a sign of respect; who behaves as if he had no self-respect
a person who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment or admission
applied scientist
a person who uses scientific knowledge to solve practical problems
an official who is appointed
a person who is appointed to a job or position
one who determines authenticity (as of works of art) or who guarantees validity
one who estimates officially the worth or value or quality of things
a person who is fully aware of something and understands it
a person who seizes or arrests (especially a person who seizes or arrests in the name of justice)
a person who knows or apprehends
works for an expert to learn a trade
someone who takes for his or her own use (especially without permission)
an authority with power to approve
April fool
the butt of a prank played on April 1st
a skilled worker who can live in underwater installations and participate in scientific research
an underwater swimmer equipped with a face mask and foot fins and either a snorkel or an air cylinder
Arab chief
the leader of an Arab village or family
a member of a Semitic people originally from the Arabian peninsula and surrounding territories who speaks Arabic and who inhabits much of the Middle East and northern Africa
a scholar who specializes in Arab languages and culture
Aram Ilich Khachaturian
Russian composer (born in Armenia) whose works are romantic and reflect his interest in folk music (1903-1978)
Aram Kachaturian
Armenian composer who incorporated oriental folk music (1903-1978)
a member of one of a group of Semitic peoples inhabiting Aram and parts of Mesopotamia from the 11th to the 8th century BC
a member of a tribe of Plains Indians formerly inhabiting eastern Colorado and Wyoming (now living in Oklahoma and Wyoming)
a member of a widespread group of Amerindians living in northeastern South America
someone who engages in arbitrage (who purchases securities in one market for immediate resale in another in the hope of profiting from the price differential)
someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue
someone with the power to settle matters at will
someone trained in forestry
a specialist in treating damaged trees
an inhabitant of Arcadia
Arcangelo Corelli
Italian violinist and composer of violin concertos (1653-1713)
an anthropologist who studies prehistoric people and their culture
a person who archaizes
a bishop of highest rank
(Anglican Church) an ecclesiastical dignitary usually ranking just below a bishop
a wife or widow of an archduke or a princess of the former ruling house of Austria
a sovereign prince of the former ruling house of Austria
a person who is expert in the use of a bow and arrow
Archibald MacLeish
United States poet (1892-1982)
Archibald Percival Wavell
British field marshal in North Africa in World War II; he defeated the Italians before being defeated by the Germans (1883-1950)
Greek mathematician and physicist noted for his work in hydrostatics and mechanics and geometry (287-212 BC)
someone who creates plans to be used in making something (such as buildings)
a person in charge of collecting and cataloguing archives
a senior clergyman and dignitary
a member of the council of the Areopagus
a native or inhabitant of Argentina
a native or inhabitant of the city of Argos
someone engaged in a dangerous but potentially rewarding adventure
someone who engages in debate
an adherent of Arianism (the belief that Jesus Christ was not truly God)
(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Aries
a member of the Caddo people who formerly lived in the Dakotas west of the Missouri river
an ancient Greek grammarian remembered for his commentary on the Iliad and Odyssey (circa 217-145 BC)
Aristarchus of Samos
an ancient Greek astronomer who was one of the first to propose a heliocentric theory of the universe (circa 270 BC)
Aristide Maillol
French sculptor of monumental female nudes (1861-1944)
a member of the aristocracy
an ancient Greek dramatist remembered for his comedies (448-380 BC)
a follower of Aristotle or an adherent of Aristotelianism
one of the greatest of the ancient Athenian philosophers; pupil of Plato; teacher of Alexander the Great (384-322 BC)
someone who specializes in arithmetic
a Greek who was a Christian theologian active in Alexandria and who was declared a heretic for his doctrines about God (which came to be known as Arianism) (256?-336)
a native or resident of Arizona
a native or resident of Arkansas
Armand Jean du Plessis
French prelate and statesman; principal minister to Louis XIII (1585-1642)
armchair liberal
a person of liberal ideals who takes no action to realize them
a native or inhabitant of Armenia
a nobleman entitled to bear heraldic arms
a squire carrying the armor of a knight
adherent of Arminianism
German hero; leader at the battle of Teutoburger Wald in AD 9 (circa 18 BC - AD 19)
a worker skilled in making armor or arms
an enlisted man responsible for the upkeep of small arms and machine guns etc.
arms manufacturer
someone who manufactures arms and munitions
a smuggler of guns
army attache
a military attache who is a commissioned or warrant officer in an army
army brat
the child of a career officer of the United States Army
army engineer
a member of the military who is trained in engineering and construction work
army officer
an officer in the armed forces
Arna Wendell Bontemps
United States writer (1902-1973)
Arnold Daniel Palmer
United States golfer (born in 1929)
Arnold Joseph Toynbee
English historian who studied the rise and fall of civilizations looking for cyclical patterns (1889-1975)
Arnold Lucius Gesell
United States psychologist noted for his work in child development (1880-1961)
Arnold of Brescia
Italian theologian who censured the worldly possessions of monks and the temporal power of bishops and was condemned for dogmatic errors by the Second Lateran Council (early 12th century)
Arnold Schoenberg
United States composer and musical theorist (born in Austria) who developed atonal composition (1874-1951)
someone who rouses others from sleep
a person who brings order and organization to an enterprise
someone who arrives (or has arrived)
a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class
a person who through conceit makes pretentious claims to rights or advantages that he or she is not entitled to or to qualities that he or she does not possess
a maker of arrows
a criminal who illegally sets fire to property
art critic
a critic of paintings
art dealer
a dealer in works of art requiring esthetic evaluation
art director
the director in charge of the artistic features of a theatrical production (costumes and scenery and lighting)
art editor
an editor who is responsible for illustrations and layouts in printed matter
art historian
a historian of art
art student
someone studying to be an artist
art teacher
someone who teaches art
Artaxerxes I
king of Persia who sanctioned the practice of Judaism in Jerusalem (?-424 BC)
Artaxerxes II
king of Persia who subdued numerous revolutions and made peace with Sparta (?-359 BC)
a person afflicted with arthritis
Arthur Edwin Kennelly
United States electrical engineer noted for his work on the theory of alternating currents; independently of Oliver Heaviside he discovered the existence of an atmospheric layer that reflects radio waves back to earth (1861-1939)
Arthur Fiedler
popular United States conductor (1894-1979)
Arthur Garfield Hays
United States lawyer involved in several famous court trials (1881-1954)
Arthur Holly Compton
United States physicist noted for research on x-rays and gamma rays and nuclear energy; his observation that X-rays behave like miniature bowling balls in their interactions with electrons provided evidence for the quantal nature of light (1892-1962)
Arthur Holmes
English geologist and supporter of the theory of continental drift (1890-1965)
Arthur Honegger
Swiss composer (born in France) who was the founding member of a group in Paris that included Erik Satie and Darius Milhaud and Francis Poulenc and Jean Cocteau (1892-1955)
Arthur Jacob Arshawsky
United States clarinetist and leader of a swing band (1910-2004)
Arthur James Balfour
English statesman; member of the Conservative Party (1848-1930)
Arthur John Gielgud
English actor of Shakespearean roles who was also noted for appearances in films (1904-2000)
Arthur Koestler
British writer (born in Hungary) who wrote a novel exposing the Stalinist purges during the 1930s (1905-1983)
Arthur Laffer
United States economist who proposed the Laffer curve (born in 1940)
Arthur Marx
United States comedian; one of four brothers who made motion pictures together (1893-1964)
Arthur Meier Schlesinger
United States historian (1888-1965)
Arthur Meier Schlesinger Jr.
United States historian and advisor to President Kennedy (born in 1917)
Arthur Miller
United States playwright (1915-2005)
Arthur Mitchell
United States dancer who formed the first Black classical ballet company (born in 1934)
Arthur Neville Chamberlain
British statesman who as Prime Minister pursued a policy of appeasement toward fascist Germany (1869-1940)
Arthur Robert Ashe
United States tennis player who was the first Black to win United States and English singles championships (1943-1993)
Arthur Rubinstein
United States pianist (born in Poland) known for his interpretations of the music of Chopin (1886-1982)
Arthur Schopenhauer
German pessimist philosopher (1788-1860)
Arthur Seymour Sullivan
English composer of operettas who collaborated with the librettist William Gilbert (1842-1900)
Arthur Stanley Jefferson Laurel
United States slapstick comedian (born in England) who played the scatterbrained and often tearful member of the Laurel and Hardy duo who made many films (1890-1965)
Arthur Symons
English poet (1865-1945)
Arthur Tappan
United States abolitionist (1786-1865)
Arthur Tatum
United States jazz pianist who was almost completely blind; his innovations influenced many other jazz musicians (1910-1956)
someone who pronounces words
a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft
someone who is the first to think of or make something
a serviceman in the artillery
artist's model
a person who poses for a painter or sculptor
a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination
a public performer (a dancer or singer)
Artur Schnabel
United States composer (born in Austria) and pianist noted for his interpretations of the works of Mozart and Beethoven and Schubert (1882-1951)
Arturo Toscanini
Italian conductor of many orchestras worldwide (1867-1957)
(according to Nazi doctrine) a Caucasian person of Nordic descent (and not a Jew)
Asa Gray
United States botanist who specialized in North American flora and who was an early supporter of Darwin's theories of evolution (1810-1888)
Asa Yoelson
United States singer (born in Russia) who appeared in the first full-length talking film (1886-1950)
Indian religious leader and founder of the Yogacara school of Buddhism in India (4th century)
Asaph Hall
United States astronomer who discovered Phobos and Deimos (the two satellites of Mars) (1829-1907)
someone who ascends
a Jew of eastern European or German descent
Ashley Montagu
United States anthropologist (born in England) who popularized anthropology (1905-)
Asian American
an American who is of Asian descent
a native or inhabitant of Asia
someone who asks a question
an ambitious and aspiring young person
a pompous fool
a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage
native or inhabitant of the state of Assam in northeastern India
a member of a secret order of Muslims (founded in the 12th century) who terrorized and killed Christian Crusaders
a murderer (especially one who kills a prominent political figure) who kills by a surprise attack and often is hired to do the deed
an analyst who assays (performs chemical tests on) metals
someone who is a member of a legislative assembly
a woman assemblyman
a person who assents
a person (or property) that is assessed
an official who evaluates property for the purpose of taxing it
(law) the party to whom something is assigned (e.g., someone to whom a right or property is legally transferred)
(law) the party who makes an assignment
someone (especially a child) who learns (as from a teacher) or takes up knowledge or beliefs
assistant foreman
a member of a work gang who supervises the other workers
assistant professor
a teacher or lower rank than an associate professor
a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor
a person with subordinate membership in a society, institution, or commercial enterprise
associate professor
a teacher lower in rank than a full professor but higher than an assistant professor
a friend who is frequently in the company of another
king of Assyria who built a magnificent palace and library at Nineveh (668-627 BC)
an inhabitant of ancient Assyria
a person suffering from asthma
the navigator of a spacecraft
someone who predicts the future by the positions of the planets and sun and Moon
a person trained to travel in a spacecraft
a physicist who studies astronomy
an astronomer who studies the physical properties of celestial bodies
a member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Athapaskan language and living in the subarctic regions of western Canada and central Alaska
Athanasius the Great
(Roman Catholic Church) Greek patriarch of Alexandria who championed Christian orthodoxy against Arianism; a church father, saint, and Doctor of the Church (293-373)
someone who does not believe in the existence of a god
the first Saxon ruler who extended his kingdom to include nearly all of England (895-939)
a resident of Athens
a person trained to compete in sports
Athol Fugard
South African playwright whose plays feature the racial tensions in South Africa during apartheid (born in 1932)
a member of a North American Indian people of northern California
a member of an Indian people formerly living along the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Texas
a specialist assigned to the staff of a diplomatic mission
one who tries
a person who is present and participates in a meeting
someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
someone who listens attentively
(law) a person who attests to the genuineness of a document or signature by adding their own signature
someone who affirms or vouches for the correctness or truth or genuineness of something
attorney general
the chief law officer of a country or state
a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice
an entertainer who attracts large audiences
au pair
a young foreigner who lives with a family in return for doing light housework
au pair girl
a foreign girl serving as an au pair
an agent who conducts an auction
one whose mental imagery is auditory rather than visual or motor
a qualified accountant who inspects the accounting records and practices of a business or other organization
a student who attends a course but does not take it for credit
(ancient Rome) a religious official who interpreted omens to guide public policy
August Ferdinand Mobius
German mathematician responsible for the Mobius strip (1790-1868)
August Friedrich Leopold Weismann
German biologist who was one of the founders of modern genetics; his theory of genetic transmission ruled out the possibility of transmitting acquired characteristics (1834-1914)
August von Wassermann
German bacteriologist who developed a diagnostic test for syphilis (1866-1925)
August Wilhelm von Hoffmann
German chemist (1818-1892)
Augustin Eugene Scribe
French playwright (1791-1861)
Augustin Jean Fresnel
French physicist who invented polarized light and invented the Fresnel lens (1788-1827)
Augustine of Hippo
(Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian church; after a dramatic conversion to Christianity he became bishop of Hippo Regius in North Africa; St. Augustine emphasized man's need for grace (354-430)
a Roman Catholic friar or monk belonging to one of the Augustinian monastic orders
Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin
English architect who played a prominent role in the 19th century revival of Gothic architecture (1812-1852)
the sister of your father or mother; the wife of your uncle
Austin Friar
one of the Roman Catholic hermits of Saint Augustine
a native or inhabitant of Australia
Australian Aborigine
a member of the people living in Australia when Europeans arrived
a native or inhabitant of Austria
a native or inhabitant of Austronesia
a filmmaker who has a personal style and keeps creative control over his or her works
someone who originates or causes or initiates something
writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
a woman author
an authority who authorizes (people or actions)
a person who behaves in a tyrannical manner
an expert whose views are taken as definitive
(usually plural) persons who exercise (administrative) control over others
authority figure
someone who is regarded as an authority by someone else
someone whose occupation is repairing and maintaining automobiles
someone who writes their own biography
the earliest known inhabitants of a region
a cruel and oppressive dictator
a person who has taught himself
someone who acts or responds in a mechanical or apathetic way
automobile driver
someone who drives racing cars at high speeds
someone who drives (or travels in) an automobile
automotive engineer
an engineer concerned with the design and construction of automobiles
a new personification of a familiar idea
someone who takes vengeance
someone who admits or acknowledges openly and boldly
one who is away or absent without leave
(in India) a native nursemaid who looks after children
a high-ranking Shiite religious leader who is regarded as an authority on religious law and its interpretation and who has political power as well
Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini
Iranian religious leader of the Shiites; when Shah Pahlavi's regime fell Khomeini established a new constitution giving himself supreme powers (1900-1989)
Ayn Rand
United States writer (born in Russia) noted for her polemical novels and political conservativism (1905-1982)
a native or inhabitant of Azerbaijan
a member of the Nahuatl people who established an empire in Mexico that was overthrown by Cortes in 1519
a woman employed by a bar to act as a companion to men customers
South African term for `boss'
an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker
a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk
used as a Hindi courtesy title; equivalent to English `Mr'
the youngest member of a group (not necessarily young)
baby boomer
a member of the baby boom generation in the 1950s
baby buster
a person born in the generation following the baby boom when the birth rate fell dramatically
baby doctor
a specialist in the care of babies
baby farmer
someone who runs an establishment that houses and cares for babies for a fee
baby minder
a person who looks after babies (usually in the person's own home) while the babys' parents are working
an immature childish person
an inhabitant of ancient Babylon
a person engaged to care for children when the parents are not home
a drunken reveller; a devotee of Bacchus
someone who engages in drinking bouts
(classical mythology) a priest or votary of Bacchus
(classical mythology) a priestess or votary of Bacchus
bachelor girl
a young unmarried woman who lives alone
a knight of the lowest order; could display only a pennon
a man who has never been married
(football) a person who plays in the backfield
back judge
a football official
someone who is no longer popular
a member of the House of Commons who is not a party leader
one who attacks the reputation of another by slander or libel
a hiker who wears a backpack
backroom boy
an expert adviser involved in making important decisions but usually lacking official status
someone who is willing to trade favors or services for mutual advantage
backseat driver
a meddler who insists on giving unwanted advice
someone who demonstrates enthusiastic or excessive cordiality
someone who lapses into previous undesirable patterns of behavior
(baseball) the person who plays the position of catcher
someone who swims the backstroke
someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
a man who lives on the frontier
a biologist who studies bacteria
bad egg
(old-fashioned slang) a bad person
bad guy
any person who is not on your side
bad hat
someone who deliberately stirs up trouble
bad person
a person who does harm to others
a member of an agricultural people of southern India
someone who tries to embarrass you with gibes and questions and objections
bag lady
a homeless woman who carries all her possessions with her in shopping bags
an ugly or ill-tempered woman
a worthless or immoral woman
an attendant who takes care of baggage
a workman employed to pack things into containers
a racketeer assigned to collect or distribute payoff money
a salesman who travels to call on customers
someone who plays the bagpipe
a teacher of or believer in Bahaism
a native or inhabitant of the Bahamas
a native or inhabitant of Bahrain
the agent to whom property involved in a bailment is delivered
an officer of the court who is employed to execute writs and processes and make arrests etc.
the person who delivers personal property (goods or money) in trust to the bailee in a bailment
a child: son or daughter
someone who bakes commercially
someone who bakes bread or cake
(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Libra
an acrobat who balances himself in difficult positions
a person whose head is bald or shaved
an inhabitant of the Balkan Peninsula
a person who refuses to comply
ball boy
a boy who retrieves balls for tennis players
ball carrier
(football) the player who is carrying (and trying to advance) the ball on an offensive play
ball hawk
a team athlete who is skilled at stealing or catching the ball
ball of fire
a highly energetic and indefatigable person
ball of fire
someone whose career progresses rapidly
a demanding woman who destroys men's confidence
ballad maker
a composer of words or music for popular songs
a singer of popular ballads
a female ballet dancer
ballet dancer
a trained dancer who is a member of a ballet company
ballet master
a man who directs and teaches and rehearses dancers for a ballet company
ballet mistress
a woman who directs and teaches and rehearses dancers for a ballet company
a ballet enthusiast
someone who flies a balloon
an athlete who plays baseball
ballyhoo artist
someone who uses exaggerated or lurid material in order to gain public attention
(New Testament) one of the three sages from the east who came bearing gifts for the infant Jesus
a young child
the bullfighter who implants decorated darts (banderillas) into the neck or shoulders of the bull during a bull fight
an armed thief who is (usually) a member of a band
the leader of a dance band
the conductor of a band
a player in a band (especially a military band)
a native or inhabitant of Bangladesh
bank clerk
an employee of a bank who receives and pays out money
bank commissioner
a commissioner appointed to supervise banks; a state superintendent of banks
bank examiner
an examiner appointed to audit the accounts of banks in a given jurisdiction
bank guard
a security guard at a bank
bank manager
manager of a branch office of a bank
bank robber
a robber of banks
the person in charge of the bank in a gambling game
a financier who owns or is an executive in a bank
someone who has insufficient assets to cover their debts
a knight honored for valor; entitled to display a square banner and to hold higher command
an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 119 pounds
weighs 115-126 pounds
a member of any of a large number of linguistically related peoples of Central and South Africa
follower of Baptistic doctrines
bar fly
a drinker who frequents bars
Barack Hussein Obama
44th President of the United States; first African-American President
a native or inhabitant of Barbados
Barbara Wertheim Tuchman
United States historian (1912-1989)
a member of an uncivilized people
Barbary pirate
a pirate along the Barbary Coast
a hairdresser who cuts hair and shaves beards as a trade
Barbra Joan Streisand
United States singer and actress (born in 1942)
a lyric poet
bargain hunter
a shopper who hunts for bargains
negotiator of the terms of a transaction
someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold
someone who operates a barge
a male singer
an employee who mixes and serves alcoholic drinks at a bar
someone who stands in front of a show (as at a carnival) and gives a loud colorful sales talk to potential customers
a female bartender
someone who burns down a barn
an actor who travels around the country presenting plays
a pilot who travels around the country giving exhibits of stunt flying and parachuting
a British peer of the lowest rank
a nobleman (in various countries) of varying rank
Baron Clive of Plassey
British general and statesman whose victory at Plassey in 1757 strengthened British control of India (1725-1774)
Baron de la Brede et de Montesquieu
French political philosopher who advocated the separation of executive and legislative and judicial powers (1689-1755)
Baron Friedrich Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt
German naturalist who explored Central and South America and provided a comprehensive description of the physical universe (1769-1859)
Baron Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin von Steuben
American Revolutionary leader (born in Prussia) who trained the troops under George Washington (1730-1794)
Baron Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz
German physiologist and physicist (1821-1894)
Baron Hugh Caswall Tremenheere Dowding
British marshal of the RAF who commanded the British air defense forces that defeated the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain (1882-1970)
Baron Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier
French mathematician who developed Fourier analysis and studied the conduction of heat (1768-1830)
Baron Karl Maria Friedrich Ernst von Weber
German conductor and composer of romantic operas (1786-1826)
Baron Karl Wilhelm von Humboldt
German philologist noted for his studies of the relation between language and culture (1767-1835)
Baron Lloyd Webber of Sydmonton
English composer of many successful musicals (some in collaboration with Sir Tim Rice) (born in 1948)
Baron Olivier of Birghton
English actor best know for his Shakespearean roles (1907-1989)
Baron Richard von Krafft-Ebing
German neurologist noted for his studies of sexual deviance (1840-1902)
Baron Snow of Leicester
English writer of novels about moral dilemmas in academe (1905-1980)
a very wealthy or powerful businessman
a noblewoman who holds the rank of baron or who is the wife or widow of a baron
Baroness Emmusca Orczy
British writer (born in Hungary) (1865-1947)
Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth
English economist and conservationist (1914-1981)
Baroness Karen Blixen
Danish writer who lived in Kenya for 19 years and is remembered for her writings about Africa (1885-1962)
Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven
British stateswoman; first woman to serve as Prime Minister (born in 1925)
Baronne Anne Louise Germaine Necker de Steal-Holstein
French romantic writer (1766-1817)
someone guilty of barratry
barrel maker
a craftsman who makes or repairs wooden barrels or tubs
a British or Canadian lawyer who speaks in the higher courts of law on behalf of either the defense or prosecution
a hawker of fruit and vegetables from a barrow
a member of the British order of honor; ranks below a baron but above a knight
a trader who exchanges goods and not money
Barthold George Niebuhr
German historian noted for his critical approach to sources and for his history of Rome (1776-1831)
Bartholomeu Diaz
Portuguese explorer who in 1488 was the first European to get round the Cape of Good Hope (thus establishing a sea route from the Atlantic to Asia) (1450-1500)
Bartholomew Roberts
a Welsh pirate credited with having taken more than 400 ships (1682-1722)
Bartolome Esteban Murillo
Spanish painter (1617-1682)
Bartolomeo Alberto Capillari
Italian pope from 1831 to 1846; conservative in politics and theology; worked to propagate Catholicism in England and the United States (1765-1846)
Bartolomeo Prignano
Italian pope from 1378 to 1389 whose contested election began the Great Schism; he alienated his political allies by his ruthless treatment of his opponents (1318-1389)
Bartolomeo Vanzetti
United States anarchist (born in Italy) who with Nicola Sacco was convicted of murder and in spite of world-wide protest was executed (1888-1927)
Bartolommeo Eustachio
Italian anatomist who was one of the fathers of modern anatomy; noted for descriptions of the ear and the heart (1520-1574)
a disciple of and secretary for the prophet Jeremiah
bas bleu
a woman having literary or intellectual interests
base runner
a baseball player on the team at bat who is on base (or attempting to reach a base)
baseball coach
a coach of baseball players
a ruler of the eastern Roman Empire
Basket Maker
early Amerindians related to the Pueblo; known for skill in making baskets
basketball coach
a coach of basketball players
basketball player
an athlete who plays basketball
someone skilled in weaving baskets
a member of a subgroup of people who inhabit Lesotho
a member of a people of unknown origin living in the western Pyrenees in France and Spain
an adult male singer with the lowest voice
a musician who play the bass viol
a musician who plays the bassoon
the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents
a cook who bastes roasting meat with melted fat or gravy
a sewer who fastens a garment with long loose stitches
bat boy
(baseball) a boy who takes care of bats and other baseball equipment
a person who takes a bath
a person who travels through the water by swimming
(Old Testament) the wife of Uriah and later the wife of king David; Solomon was her son by David (circa 10th century BC)
an orderly assigned to serve a British military officer
baton twirler
someone who twirls a baton
(baseball) a ballplayer who is batting
batting coach
(baseball) someone who teaches batters how to bat better
a sharp-tongued domineering wife
someone who fights (or is fighting)
a native or an inhabitant of Bavaria
a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money
a loud weeper
someone who communicates vocally in a very loud voice
Bay Stater
a native or resident of Massachusetts
a vagrant living on a beach
a minor parish official who serves a ceremonial function
a person who is paid to pray for the soul of another
bean counter
an accountant or bureaucrat who is believed to place undue emphasis on the control of expenditures
an investor with a pessimistic market outlook; an investor who expects prices to fall and so sells now in order to buy later at a lower price
a person who diverts suspicion from someone (especially a woman who accompanies a male homosexual in order to conceal his homosexuality)
a messenger who bears or presents
someone whose employment involves carrying something
the person who is in possession of a check or note or bond or document of title that is endorsed to him or to whoever holds it
one of the mourners carrying the coffin at a funeral
a cruelly rapacious person
a member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior
a worker who rouses wild game from under cover for a hunter
Beatrice Lillie
British actress (born in Canada) (1898-1989)
a man who is the lover of a man or woman
a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
someone who works in a beauty parlor
beauty consultant
someone who gives you advice about your personal appearance
a very attractive or seductive looking woman
a member of a Bantu people living chiefly in Botswana and western South Africa
bed wetter
someone suffering from enuresis; someone who urinates while asleep in bed
a person with whom you share a bed
a temporary associate
an archaic term for a lunatic
a member of a nomadic tribe of Arabs
Bedrich Smetana
Czech composer (1824-1884)
beef man
a man who raises (or tends) cattle
officer in the (ceremonial) bodyguard of the British monarch
beer maker
someone who brews beer or ale from malt and hops and water
a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father)
a pauper who lives by begging
a man who is a beggar
a woman who is a beggar
a person who founds or establishes some institution
someone new to a field or activity
a person who charms others (usually by personal attractiveness)
someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
(Roman Catholic Church) a member of a lay sisterhood (one of several founded in the Netherlands in the 12th and 13th centuries); though not taking religious vows the sisters followed an austere life
a Muslim woman of high rank in India or Pakistan
a psychologist who subscribes to behaviorism
someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful
a person of exceptional importance and reputation
a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses
bel esprit
a witty or clever person with a fine mind
Bela Bartok
Hungarian composer and pianist who collected Hungarian folk music; in 1940 he moved to the United States (1881-1945)
Bela Ferenc Blasko
United States film actor (born in Hungary) noted for portraying monsters (1884-1956)
a woman of advanced age
an ugly evil-looking old woman
a native or inhabitant of Belgium
a supporter who accepts something as true
a person who has religious faith
Byzantine general under Justinian I; he recovered former Roman territories in northern Africa and fought against the Persians
bell captain
the supervisor of bellboys in a hotel
bell founder
a person who casts metal bells
bell ringer
someone who plays musical handbells
bell ringer
a person who rings church bells (as for summoning the congregation)
someone employed as an errand boy and luggage carrier around hotels
a young woman who is the most charming and beautiful of several rivals
Belle Miriam Silverman
United States operatic soprano (born in 1929)
someone who assumes leadership of a movement or activity
belly dancer
a woman who performs a solo belly dance
a person given to excessive complaints and crying and whining
a beloved person; used as terms of endearment
(Old Testament) Babylonian general and son of Nebuchadnezzar II; according to the Old Testament he was warned of his doom by divine handwriting on the wall that was interpreted by Daniel (6th century BC)
belt maker
a maker of belts
Ben Hecht
United States writer of stories and plays (1894-1946)
bench warmer
(sports) a substitute who seldom plays
Benedetto Caetani
pope who declared that Catholic princes are subject to the pope in temporal as well as in theological matters (1235-1303)
Benedetto Odescalchi
Italian pope from 1676 to 1689 whose papacy was marked by the struggle with Louis XIV of France over papal authority over French Catholics; known for saintliness and canonized in 1956 (1611-1689)
a newly married man (especially one who has long been a bachelor)
Benedict Arnold
United States general and traitor in the American Revolution; in 1780 his plan to surrender West Point to the British was foiled (1741-1801)
Benedict de Spinoza
Dutch philosopher who espoused a pantheistic system (1632-1677)
a monk or nun belonging to the order founded by Saint Benedict
a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)
a woman benefactor
the recipient of funds or other benefits
(Hinduism) a member of a people living in Bangladesh and West Bengal (mainly Hindus)
a native or inhabitant of Benin
Benito Mussolini
Italian fascist dictator (1883-1945)
(Old Testament) the youngest and best-loved son of Jacob and Rachel and one of the twelve forebears of the tribes of Israel
Benjamin David Goodman
United States clarinetist who in 1934 formed a big band (including black as well as white musicians) and introduced a kind of jazz known as swing (1909-1986)
Benjamin Franklin
printer whose success as an author led him to take up politics; he helped draw up the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution; he played a major role in the American Revolution and negotiated French support for the colonists; as a scientist he is remembered particularly for his research in electricity (1706-1790)
Benjamin Franklin Norris Jr.
United States writer (1870-1902)
Benjamin Harris
publisher of the first newspaper printed in America (1673-1713)
Benjamin Henry Latrobe
United States architect (born in England) whose works include the chambers of the United States Congress and the Supreme Court; considered the first professional architect in the United States (1764-1820)
Benjamin Jonson
English dramatist and poet who was the first real poet laureate of England (1572-1637)
Benjamin Jowett
English classical scholar noted for his translations of Plato and Aristotle (1817-1893)
Benjamin Kubelsky
United States comedian known for his timeing and delivery and self-effacing humor (1894-1974)
Benjamin Peirce
United States mathematician and astronomer remembered for his studies of Uranus and Saturn and Neptune (1809-1880)
Benjamin Ricketson Tucker
United States anarchist influential before World War I (1854-1939)
Benjamin Rush
physician and American Revolutionary leader; signer of the Declaration of Independence (1745-1813)
Benjamin Shahn
United States artist whose work reflected social and political themes (1898-1969)
Benjamin Spock
United States pediatrician whose many books on child care influenced the upbringing of children around the world (1903-1998)
Benjamin Thompson
English physicist (born in America) who studied heat and friction; experiments convinced him that heat is caused by moving particles (1753-1814)
Benjamin West
English painter (born in America) who became the second president of the Royal Academy (1738-1820)
Benoit Mandelbrot
French mathematician (born in Poland) noted for inventing fractals (born in 1924)
Benvenuto Cellini
Italian sculptor (1500-1571)
a member of an indigenous people of northern Africa
a person who has suffered the death of someone they loved
a stupid person who is easy to take advantage of
an inhabitant of Berlin
a native or inhabitant of Bermuda
Berna Eli Oldfield
United States race driver who was the first to drive faster than a mile a minute (1878-1946)
Bernard Arthur Owen Williams
English philosopher credited with reviving the field of moral philosophy (1929-2003)
Bernard Hinault
French racing cyclist who won the Tour de France five times (born in 1954)
Bernard Malamud
United States writer (1914-1986)
Bernard Mannes Baruch
economic advisor to United States Presidents (1870-1965)
Bernardo Bertolucci
Italian filmmaker (born in 1940)
Bernd Heinrich Wilhelm von Kleist
German dramatist whose works concern people torn between reason and emotion (1777-1811)
one of the ancient Norse warriors legendary for working themselves into a frenzy before a battle and fighting with reckless savagery and insane fury
Bertolt Brecht
German dramatist and poet who developed a style of epic theater (1898-1956)
Bertram Brockhouse
Canadian physicist who bounced neutron beams off of atomic nuclei to study the structure of matter (1918-2003)
Bertrand Arthur William Russell
English philosopher and mathematician who collaborated with Whitehead (1872-1970)
an enemy who lays siege to your position
an energetic petitioner
Bessie Smith
United States blues singer (1894-1937)
best friend
the one friend who is closest to you
best man
the principal groomsman at a wedding
the person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who tops all others
person who makes a gift of property
one who reveals confidential information in return for money
a person who says one thing and does another
the person to whom you are engaged
Betsy Griscom Ross
American seamstress said to have made the first American flag at the request of George Washington (1752-1836)
Bette Davis
United States film actress (1908-1989)
a superior person having claim to precedence
better half
a person's partner in marriage
someone who bets
Betty Naomi Goldstein Friedan
United States feminist who founded a national organization for women (born in 1921)
the governor of a district or province in the Ottoman Empire
(formerly) a title of respect for a man in Turkey or Egypt
a native or inhabitant of Bhutan
someone trained in compiling bibliographies
someone who loves (and usually collects) books
a dealer in secondhand books (especially rare or curious books)
a professional person trained in library science and engaged in library services
someone who engages in bibliotics
a person who rides a bicycle
someone who makes an offer
someone who makes a bid at cards
big brother
an older brother
Big Brother
a totalitarian leader and invader of privacy
big cheese
an important influential person
big leaguer
a member of a major-league baseball team
big sister
an older sister
big spender
one who spends lavishly and ostentatiously on entertainment
someone who marries one person while already legally married to another
a prejudiced person who is intolerant of any opinions differing from his own
the most important person in a group or undertaking
a person who speaks two languages fluently
bill poster
someone who pastes up bills or placards on walls or billboards
billiard player
someone who plays billiards
Billie Jean Moffitt King
United States woman tennis player (born in 1943)
a very rich person whose material wealth is valued at more than a billion dollars
a member of the Siouan people of southeastern Mississippi
a young woman indulged by rich and powerful older men
an advocate of bimetallism
someone with special training in biochemistry
someone who writes an account of a person's life
(biology) a scientist who studies living organisms
bionic man
a human being whose body has been taken over in whole or in part by electromechanical devices
a physicist who applies the methods of physics to biology
bird fancier
a person with a strong interest in birds
bird of passage
someone who leads a wandering unsettled life
bird watcher
a person who identifies and studies birds in their natural habitats
bird watcher
a zoologist who studies birds
informal terms for a (young) woman
a baby born; an offspring
birth-control campaigner
a social reformer who advocates birth control and family planning
birthing coach
an assistant (often the father of the soon-to-be-born child) who provides support for a woman in labor by encouraging her to use techniques learned in childbirth-preparation classes
a person who is sexually attracted to both sexes
a senior member of the Christian clergy having spiritual and administrative authority; appointed in Christian churches to oversee priests or ministers; considered in some churches to be successors of the twelve Apostles of Christ
Bishop Berkeley
Irish philosopher and Anglican bishop who opposed the materialism of Thomas Hobbes (1685-1753)
Bishop Ulfilas
a Christian believed to be of Cappadocian descent who became bishop of the Visigoths in 341 and translated the Bible from Greek into Gothic; traditionally held to have invented the Gothic alphabet (311-382)
a person (usually but not necessarily a woman) who is thoroughly disliked
someone who bites
someone who gossips indiscreetly
Black African
an African who is Black
Black and Tan
an English recruit (who wore a uniform that was black and tan) serving in the Irish constabulary to suppress the Sinn Fein rebellion of 1919 to 1921
black belt
a person who attained the rank of expert in the martial arts (judo or karate)
Black Friar
a Roman Catholic friar wearing the black mantle of the Dominican order
black marketeer
someone who engages illegally in trade in scarce or controlled commodities
Black Muslim
an activist member of a largely American group of Blacks called the Nation of Islam
Black Panther
a member of the Black Panthers political party
Black Prince
son of Edward III who defeated the French at Crecy and Poitiers in the Hundred Years' War (1330-1376)
black sheep
a reckless and unprincipled reprobate
a member of a warlike group of Algonquians living in the northwestern plains
someone who is morally reprehensible
someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike
a criminal who extorts money from someone by threatening to expose embarrassing information about them
a member of the Italian fascist party before World War II
a smith who forges and shapes iron with a hammer and anvil
a dashing young man
Blaise Pascal
French mathematician and philosopher and Jansenist; invented an adding machine; contributed (with Fermat) to the theory of probability (1623-1662)
a person who speaks disrespectfully of sacred things
a workman employed to blast with explosives
a worker who bleaches (cloth or flour etc.)
someone who has hemophilia and is subject to uncontrollable bleeding
bleeding heart
someone who is excessively sympathetic toward those who claim to be exploited or underprivileged
Blessed Virgin
the mother of Jesus; Christians refer to her as the Virgin Mary; she is especially honored by Roman Catholics
a boy or man
a persistently annoying person
blind date
a participant in a blind date (someone you meet for the first time when you have a date with them)
blind person
a person with a severe visual impairment
a football player whose responsibility is to block players attempting to stop an offensive play
a stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence
a person who keeps and updates a blog
a person with fair skin and hair
blood brother
a male sworn (usually by a ceremony involving the mingling of blood) to treat another as his brother
blood brother
a male with the same parents as someone else
blood donor
someone who gives blood to be used for transfusions
blood relation
one related by blood or origin; especially on sharing an ancestor with another
a dissolute man in fashionable society
Bloody Mary
daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon who was Queen of England from 1553 to 1558; she was the wife of Philip II of Spain and when she restored Roman Catholicism to England many Protestants were burned at the stake as heretics (1516-1558)
a very boastful and talkative person
someone who sniffles and weeps with loud sobs
an assailant who uses a bludgeon
blue baby
an infant born with a bluish color; usually has a defective heart
a person dressed all in blue (as a soldier or sailor)
Bluegrass Stater
a native or resident of Kentucky
a serviceman in the navy
a person who tries to bluff other people
someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence
a person who causes trouble by speaking indiscreetly
board member
a member of a governing board
a pupil who lives at school during term time
someone who forces their way aboard ship
a tenant in someone's house
a person who builds boats
someone who drives or rides in a boat
a petty officer on a merchant ship who controls the work of other seamen
Bob Dylan
United States songwriter noted for his protest songs (born in 1941)
an informal term for a British policeman
an adolescent girl wearing bobby socks (common in the 1940s)
body servant
a valet or personal maid
body snatcher
someone who takes bodies from graves and sells them for anatomical dissection
someone who does special exercises to develop a brawny musculature
someone who escorts and protects a prominent person
(British slang) a scientist or technician engaged in military research
a nonconformist writer or artist who lives an unconventional life
a native or inhabitant of Bohemia in the Czech Republic
a member of a people with dark skin and hair who speak Romany and who traditionally live by seasonal work and fortunetelling; they are believed to have originated in northern India but now are living on all continents (but mostly in Europe, North Africa, and North America)
a native or inhabitant of Bolivia
emotionally charged terms used to refer to extreme radicals or revolutionaries
a Russian member of the left-wing majority group that followed Lenin and eventually became the Russian communist party
the member of a bomber crew responsible for using the bombsight and releasing the bombs on the target
a noncommissioned officer in the British artillery
a person who plants bombs
an entertainer who has a sensational effect
bon vivant
a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)
bond servant
someone bound to labor without wages
a holder of bonds issued by a government or corporation
a female slave
a female bound to serve without wages
a male slave
a male bound to serve without wages
someone who signs a bond as surety for someone else
someone (not necessarily a licensed physician) who sets broken bones
the owner or manager of an inn
an ignorant or foolish person
book agent
a book salesman
book seller
a dealer in books; a merchant who sells books
a worker whose trade is binding books
Booker Taliaferro Washington
United States educator who was born a slave but became educated and founded a college at Tuskegee in Alabama (1856-1915)
someone who engages a person or company for performances
a gambler who accepts and pays off bets (especially on horse races)
booking clerk
someone who sells tickets (e.g., theater seats or travel accommodations)
someone who records the transactions of a business
a maker of books; someone who edits or publishes or binds books
a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
the proprietor of a bookstore
someone who spends a great deal of time reading
a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit
a thief who steals goods that are in a store
someone who is an active supporter and advocate
boot maker
a maker of boots
a person who polishes shoes and boots
someone who makes or sells illegal liquor
border patrolman
someone who patrols the borders of a country
an inhabitant of a border area (especially the border between Scotland and England)
a person who evokes boredom
Boris Fyodorovich Godunov
czar of Russia (1551-1605)
Boris Leonidovich Pasternak
Russian writer whose best known novel was banned by Soviet authorities but translated and published abroad (1890-1960)
Boris Vasilevich Spassky
Russian chess master who moved to Paris; world champion from 1969 to 1972 (born in 1937)
born-again Christian
a Christian who has experienced a dramatic conversion to faith in Jesus
a native or inhabitant of Borneo
someone who receives something on the promise to return it or its equivalent
a person who exercises control and makes decisions
a person who exercises control over workers
a person responsible for hiring workers
a leader in a political party who controls votes and dictates appointments
a native or resident of Boston
a devoted admirer and recorder of another's words and deeds
a biologist specializing in the study of plants
bottom dog
a person of low status
bottom feeder
an opportunist who profits from the misfortunes of others
a visitor of a city boulevard (especially in Paris)
a person whose duty is to throw troublemakers out of a bar or public meeting
someone who bounds or leaps (as in competition)
bounty hunter
a hunter who kills predatory wild animals in order to collect a bounty
bounty hunter
someone who pursues fugitives or criminals for whom a reward is offered
a member of the European royal family that ruled France
a reactionary politician in the United States (usually from the South)
a member of the middle class
a capitalist who engages in industrial commercial enterprise
a person who edits a text by removing obscene or offensive words or passages
a player who rolls balls down an alley at pins
a cricketer who delivers the ball to the batsman in cricket
a member of a nationalistic Chinese secret society that led an unsuccessful rebellion in 1900 against foreign interests in China
someone who fights with his fists for sport
a friendly informal reference to a grown man
Boy Orator of the Platte
United States lawyer and politician who advocated free silver and prosecuted John Scopes (1925) for teaching evolution in a Tennessee high school (1860-1925)
Boy Scout
a boy who is a member of the Boy Scouts
boy scout
a man who is considered naive
boy wonder
an extremely talented young male person
a youthful male person
a male human offspring
an informal term for a youth or man
a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
a Mexican laborer who worked in the United States on farms and railroads in order to ease labor shortages during World War II
an adult with a short broad head
a member of the highest of the four Hindu varnas
a member of a social and cultural elite (especially a descendant of an old New England family)
a member of a Dravidian people living in Pakistan
brain doctor
a medical specialist in the nervous system and the disorders affecting it
brain surgeon
someone who does surgery on the nervous system (especially the brain)
someone whose profession involves using his head to solve problems
a railroad employee responsible for a train's brakes
brass hat
a high-ranking military officer
a very troublesome child
a North American Indian warrior
a fighter (especially one who participates in brawls)
Braxton Bragg
Confederate general during the American Civil War who was defeated by Grant in the battle of Chattanooga (1817-1876)
a native or inhabitant of Brazil
one whose earnings are the primary source of support for their dependents
a quarry worker who splits off blocks of stone
someone who swims the breaststroke
a person who breeds animals
Bret Harte
United States writer noted for his stories about life during the California gold rush (1836-1902)
a native or inhabitant of Brittany (especially one who speaks the Breton language)
the owner or manager of a brewery
someone who pays (or otherwise incites) you to commit a wrongful act
a good fellow; helpful and trustworthy
a craftsman skilled in building with bricks
a woman who has recently been married
a woman participant in her own marriage ceremony
a woman who is engaged to be married
a man who has recently been married
a man participant in his own marriage ceremony
an unmarried woman who attends the bride at a wedding
bridge agent
an operative who acts as a courier or go-between from a case officer to a secret agent in a hostile area
bridge partner
one of a pair of bridge players who are on the same side of the game
bridge player
a card player in a game of bridge
a general officer ranking below a major general
Brigham Young
United States religious leader of the Mormon Church after the assassination of Joseph Smith; he led the Mormon exodus from Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah (1801-1877)
a native or inhabitant of Great Britain
an inhabitant of southern Britain prior to the Anglo-Saxon invasions
slang term for a woman
broadcast journalist
a journalist who broadcasts on radio or television
someone who broadcasts on radio or television
a financial specialist who trades for his own account and so acts both as a broker and principal
bronco buster
a person who breaks horses
Bronislaw Kasper Malinowski
British anthropologist (born in Poland) who introduced the technique of the participant observer (1884-1942)
broth of a boy
an outstanding person; as if produced by boiling down a savory broth
brothel keeper
a woman who runs a house of prostitution
(Roman Catholic Church) a title given to a monk and used as form of address
a male person who is a fellow member (of a fraternity or religion or other group)
a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities
used as a term of address for those male persons engaged in the same movement
a brother by marriage
a junior Girl Scout
a member of the Nazi SA which wore brown uniforms
a viewer who looks around casually without seeking anything in particular
a member of a group of Siouan people who constituted a division of the Teton Sioux
a native or resident of Birmingham, England
a native or inhabitant of Brunei
a person with dark (brown) hair
Bruno of Toul
German pope from 1049 to 1054 whose papacy was the beginning of papal reforms in the 11th century (1002-1054)
Bruno Walter
German conductor (1876-1962)
Bryan Donkin
English engineer who developed a method of preserving food by sterilizing it with heat and sealing it inside a steel container--the first tin can (1768-1855)
someone who robs at sea or plunders the land from the sea without having a commission from any sovereign nation
buck private
an enlisted man of the lowest rank in the Army or Marines
buck sergeant
a sergeant of the lowest rank in the military
local names for a cowboy (`vaquero' is used especially in southwestern and central Texas and `buckaroo' is used especially in California)
a native or resident of Ohio
a country person
one who has achieved a state of perfect enlightenment
one who follows the teachings of Buddha
an ardent follower and admirer
Buffalo Indian
a member of one of the tribes of American Indians who lived a nomadic life following the buffalo in the Great Plains of North America
a rude or vulgar fool
a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior
a zoologist who studies insects
someone who engages in anal copulation (especially a male who engages in anal copulation with another male)
someone who plays a bugle
a person who creates a business or who organizes and develops a country
someone who contracts for and supervises construction (as of a building)
a native or inhabitant of Bulgaria
a person suffering from bulimia
an investor with an optimistic market outlook; an investor who expects prices to rise and so buys now for resale later
uncomplimentary terms for a policeman
someone who fights bulls
a hired thug
a cruel and brutal fellow
a swaggering tough; usually one acting as an agent of a political faction
a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible
person who does no work
a vagrant
a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture
someone who occupies the same sleeping quarters as yourself
a young waitress in a nightclub whose costume includes the tail and ears of a rabbit
a batter who bunts
a citizen of an English borough
a thief who enters a building with intent to steal
a mayor of a municipality in Germany or Holland or Flanders or Austria
the military governor of a German town in the 12th and 13th centuries
a nobleman ruling a German castle and surrounding grounds by hereditary right
a native or inhabitant of Myanmar
Burrhus Frederic Skinner
United States psychologist and a leading proponent of behaviorism (1904-1990)
Burrill Bernard Crohn
United States physician who specialized in diseases of the intestines; he was the first to describe regional ileitis which is now known as Crohn's disease (1884-1983)
the treasurer at a college or university
a native or inhabitant of Burundi
bus driver
someone who drives a bus
a restaurant attendant who sets tables and assists waiters and clears away dirty dishes
bush leaguer
a player on a minor-league baseball team
a dweller in the Australian bush country
a Confederate guerrilla during the American Civil War
a disparaging term for an unsophisticated person
business agent
an agent who handles business affairs for another; especially one who deals with employers
business editor
the newspaper editor responsible for business news
business executive
an executive in a business corporation
business traveler
a traveler whose expenses are paid by the business he works for
a person engaged in commercial or industrial business (especially an owner or executive)
a female businessperson
a person who entertains people for money in public places (as by singing or dancing), usually while asking for money
a person (or thing) that breaks up or overpowers something
a robust child
an informal form of address for a man
busy bee
an alert and energetic person
a person who meddles in the affairs of others
(slang) offensive term for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine
a brutal indiscriminate murderer
Butcher Cumberland
English general; son of George II; fought unsuccessfully in the battle of Fontenoy (1721-1765)
a retailer of meat
a person who slaughters or dresses meat for market
a manservant (usually the head servant of a household) who has charge of wines and the table
a victim of ridicule or pranks
a fighter who strikes the opponent with his head
a rotund individual
someone who drops things (especially one who cannot catch a ball)
butterfly collector
an entomologist who specializes in the collection and study of butterflies and moths
a meddler who tends to butt in
a person who buys
a nonparticipant spectator
a native or inhabitant of Byzantium or of the Byzantine Empire
a member of a cabal
an expert who is highly skilled in obscure or difficult or esoteric matters
someone who drives a taxi for a living
cabin boy
a young man acting as a servant on a ship
cabinet minister
a person who is a member of the cabinet
a woodworker who specializes in making furniture
an attendant who carries the golf clubs for a player
a group of Plains Indians formerly living in what is now North and South Dakota and Nebraska and Kansas and Arkansas and Louisiana and Oklahoma and Texas
a military trainee (as at a military academy)
someone who mooches or cadges (tries to get something free)
an offensive and insulting term for any Black African
a member of the Taracahitian people of central Mexico
(Old Testament) Cain and Abel were the first children of Adam and Eve born after the Fall of Man; Cain killed Abel out of jealousy and was exiled by God
a native or inhabitant of Cairo
a cowardly and despicable person
a Louisianian descended from Acadian immigrants from Nova Scotia (`Cajun' comes from `Acadian')
a member of the Mayan people living in south central Guatemala
a member of the North American Indian people of Oregon
an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)
the civil and religious leader of a Muslim state considered to be a representative of Allah on earth
a native or resident of California
call girl
a female prostitute who can be hired by telephone
the bettor in a card game who matches the bet and calls for a show of hands
an investor who buys a call option
the person who convenes a meeting
someone who proclaims or summons in a loud voice
a person who announces the changes of steps during a dance
the person initiating a telephone call
a social or business visitor
someone skilled in penmanship
Calvert Vaux
United States landscape architect (born in England) who designed Central Park (1824-1895)
Calvin Richard Klein
United States fashion designer noted for understated fashions (born in 1942)
an adherent of the theological doctrines of John Calvin
a native or resident of Wales
camera operator
a photographer who operates a movie camera
a native or inhabitant of Cameroon
Camillo Golgi
Italian histologist noted for work on the structure of the nervous system and for his discovery of Golgi bodies (1844-1926)
camp follower
a follower who is not a member of an ingroup
camp follower
a prostitute who provides service to military personnel
a politician who is running for public office
someone living temporarily in a tent or lodge for recreation
Campfire Girl
a girl who is a member of Campfire Girls; for girls age 7-18
someone who lives in the same camp you do
a member of an ancient Semitic people who occupied Canaan before it was conquered by the Israelites
a native or inhabitant of Canada
a female singer
someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police
(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer
someone who is considered for something (for an office or prize or honor etc.)
a person who makes or sells candles
candy striper
a volunteer worker in a hospital
someone who makes candies and other sweets
cannon fodder
soldiers who are regarded as expendable in the face of artillery fire
someone paddling a canoe
a priest who is a member of a cathedral chapter
a specialist in canon law
a resident of Cambridge
the musical director of a choir
the official of a synagogue who conducts the liturgical part of the service and sings or chants the prayers intended to be performed as solos
informal term for Canadians in general and French Canadians in particular
Canute the Great
king of Denmark and Norway who forced Edmund II to divide England with him; on the death of Edmund II, Canute became king of all England (994-1035)
a person who takes or counts votes
someone who conducts surveys of public opinion
someone who examines votes at an election
a petitioner who solicits contributions or trade or votes
a member of the Capetian dynasty
a conservative advocate of capitalism
a person who invests capital in a business (especially a large business)
the head of a branch of an organized crime syndicate
(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Capricorn
an officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant
Captain Bligh
British admiral; was captain of the H.M.S. Bounty in 1789 when part of the crew mutinied and set him afloat in an open boat; a few weeks later he arrived safely in Timor 4,000 miles away (1754-1817)
Captain James Cook
English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)
Captain John Smith
English explorer who helped found the colony at Jamestown, Virginia; was said to have been saved by Pocahontas (1580-1631)
Captain Kidd
Scottish sea captain who was hired to protect British shipping in the Indian Ocean and then was accused of piracy and hanged (1645-1701)
the leader of a group of people
a dining-room attendant who is in charge of the waiters and the seating of customers
an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship
a policeman in charge of a precinct
the pilot in charge of an airship
the naval officer in command of a military ship
a person held in the grip of a strong emotion or passion
a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war
a person who captures and holds people or animals
a soldier (historically a mounted soldier) who is armed with a carbine
card player
someone who plays (or knows how to play) card games
card shark
a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games
a witty amusing person who makes jokes
a player who holds a card or cards in a card game
a person who holds a credit card or debit card
(Roman Catholic Church) one of a group of more than 100 prominent bishops in the Sacred College who advise the Pope and elect new Popes
a specialist in cardiology; a specialist in the structure and function and disorders of the heart
career girl
a woman who is a careerist
career man
a man who is a careerist
a professional who is intent on furthering his or her career by any possible means and often at the expense of their own integrity
a person who is responsible for attending to the needs of a child or dependent adult
a custodian who is hired to take care of something (property or a person)
an official who performs the duties of an office temporarily
a waiter at a drive-in restaurant
Carib Indian
a member of an American Indian peoples of northeastern South America and the Lesser Antilles
someone who parodies in an exaggerated manner
a musician who plays a carillon
a native or inhabitant of Rio de Janeiro
Carl August Nielsen
Danish composer (1865-1931)
Carl Clinton Van Doren
United States writer and literary critic (1885-1950)
Carl David Anderson
United States physicist who discovered antimatter in the form of an antielectron that is called the positron (1905-1991)
Carl Gustaf Mossander
Swedish chemist who discovered rare earth elements (1797-1858)
Carl Gustav Jung
Swiss psychologist (1875-1961)
Carl Orff
German musician who developed a widely used system for teaching music to children (1895-1982)
Carl Rogers
United States psychologist who developed client-centered therapy (1902-1987)
Carl Sandburg
United States writer remembered for his poetry in free verse and his six volume biography of Abraham Lincoln (1878-1967)
Carl XVI Gustav
king of Sweden since 1973 (born 1946)
Carl Yastrzemski
United States baseball player (born in 1939)
Carlo Goldoni
prolific Italian dramatist (1707-1793)
Carlos Chavez
Mexican composer of nationalistic works using themes from Indian folk music (1899-1978)
Carlos Fuentes
Mexican novelist (born in 1928)
a member of the Carolingian dynasty
a singer of carols
a native or resident of the Carolinas
Carolus Linnaeus
Swedish botanist who proposed the modern system of biological nomenclature (1707-1778)
someone who enjoys riotous drinking
a woodworker who makes or repairs wooden objects
someone who constantly criticizes in a petty way
carpet knight
a knight who spends his time in luxury and idleness (knighted on the carpet at court rather than on the field of battle)
an outsider who seeks power or success presumptuously
(medicine) a person (or animal) who has some pathogen to which he is immune but who can pass it on to others
a man who delivers the mail
a boy who delivers newspapers
someone who has red hair
Carry Amelia Moore Nation
United States prohibitionist who raided saloons and destroyed bottles of liquor with a hatchet (1846-1911)
Carson Smith McCullers
United States novelist (1917-1967)
someone whose work is driving carts
a follower of Cartesian thought
a native or inhabitant of ancient Carthage
a member of the Carthusian order
a person who makes maps
a person who draws cartoons
a workman who makes and repairs carts and wagons
someone who carves the meat
an artist who creates sculptures
makes decorative wooden panels
Cary Grant
United States actor (born in England) who was the elegant leading man in many films (1904-1986)
any man noted for his amorous adventures
a person requiring professional services
case officer
an operative who also serves as an official staffer of an intelligence service
a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation
someone employed to provide social services (especially to the disadvantaged)
a person responsible for receiving payments for goods and services (as in a shop or restaurant)
Casimir Funk
United States biochemist (born in Poland) who showed that several diseases were caused by dietary deficiencies and who coined the term `vitamin' for the chemicals involved (1884-1967)
Caspar Bartholin
Danish physician who discovered Bartholin's gland (1585-1629)
Cass Gilbert
United States architect who influenced the development of the skyscraper (1859-1934)
(Greek mythology) a prophetess in Troy during the Trojan War whose predictions were true but were never believed
Cassius Marcellus Clay
United States prizefighter who won the world heavyweight championship three times (born in 1942)
a shipwrecked person
a worker who casts molten metal into finished products
a native or inhabitant of Castile
a man who has been castrated and is incapable of reproduction
a male singer who was castrated before puberty and retains a soprano or alto voice
someone injured or killed or captured or missing in a military engagement
someone injured or killed in an accident
someone whose reasoning is subtle and often specious
a spiteful woman gossip
cat burglar
a burglar who unlawfully breaks into and enters another person's house
cat fancier
a person who breeds and cares for cats
a person used by another to gain an end
a native or inhabitant of Catalonia
a person suffering from catalepsy
a librarian who classifies publications according to a categorial system
a boy who submits to a sexual relationship with a man
a member of the Siouan people formerly living in the Carolinas
a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect
one who instructs catechumens in preparation for baptism (especially one using a catechism)
a new convert being taught the principles of Christianity by a catechist
someone who provides food and service (as for a party)
Catherine de Medicis
queen of France as the wife of Henry II and regent during the minority of her son Charles IX (1519-1589)
Catherine Howard
Queen of England as the fifth wife of Henry VIII who was accused of adultery and executed (1520-1542)
Catherine I
empress of Russia who succeeded her husband Peter the Great (1684-1727)
Catherine of Aragon
first wife of Henry VIII; Henry VIII's divorce from her was the initial step of the Reformation in England (1485-1536)
Catherine Parr
Queen of England as the 6th wife of Henry VIII (1512-1548)
Catherine the Great
empress of Russia who greatly increased the territory of the empire (1729-1796)
a member of a Catholic church
the ecclesiastical title of the leaders of the Nestorian and Armenian churches
cattle thief
someone who steals livestock (especially cattle)
a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback
a gallant or courtly gentleman
a soldier mounted on horseback
a soldier in a motorized army unit
cave dweller
someone who lives in a cave
a disputant who quibbles; someone who raises annoying petty objections
a member of an Iroquoian people formerly living around Cayuga Lake in New York State
inhabitant of the island of Cebu; a member of the Visayan people of the Philippines
Cecil Blount DeMille
United States film maker remembered for his extravagant and spectacular epic productions (1881-1959)
Cecil Frank Powell
English physicist who discovered the pion (the first known meson) which is a subatomic particle involved in holding the nucleus together (1903-1969)
Cecil John Rhodes
British colonial financier and statesman in South Africa; made a fortune in gold and diamond mining; helped colonize the territory now known as Zimbabwe; he endowed annual fellowships for British Commonwealth and United States students to study at Oxford University (1853-1902)
Cecil Scott Forester
English writer of adventure novels featuring Captain Horatio Hornblower (1899-1966)
an officiating priest celebrating the Eucharist
a person who is celebrating
a widely known person
an unmarried person who has taken a religious vow of chastity
someone who plays a violoncello
a member of a religious order living in common
a person who is authorized to read publications or correspondence or to watch theatrical performances and suppress in whole or in part anything considered obscene or politically unacceptable
someone who censures or condemns
census taker
someone who collects census data by visiting individual homes
someone who is at least 100 years old
(basketball) the person who plays center on a basketball team
(ice hockey) the person who plays center on a hockey team
center fielder
the person who plays center field
(football) the person who plays center on the line of scrimmage and snaps the ball to the quarterback
Central American
a native or inhabitant of Central America
a person who takes a position in the political center
(ancient Rome) the leader of 100 soldiers
the corporate executive responsible for the operations of the firm; reports to a board of directors; may appoint other managers (including a president)
a craftsman who shapes pottery on a potter's wheel and bakes them it a kiln
Cesar Estrada Chavez
United States labor leader who organized farm workers (born 1927)
Cesar Franck
French composer and teacher who influenced a generation of composers (1822-1890)
Cesar Ritz
Swiss hotelier who created a chain of elegant hotels (1850-1918)
Cesare Borgia
Italian cardinal and military leader; model for Machiavelli's prince (1475-1507)
the corporate executive having financial authority to make appropriations and authorize expenditures for a firm
Ch'in Shih Huang Ti
the first Qin emperor who unified China, built much of the Great Wall, standardized weights and measures, and created a common currency and legal system (died 210 BC)
(Yiddish) an attractive, unconventional woman
a native or inhabitant of Chad
Chaim Azriel Weizmann
Israeli statesman who persuaded the United States to recognize the new state of Israel and became its first president (1874-1952)
Chaim Soutine
French expressionist painter (born in Lithuania) (1893-1943)
a heavy smoker (usually of cigarettes) who lights one off of another
the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization
chairman of the board
the chairman of the board of directors of a corporation
a wise man skilled in occult learning
an inhabitant of ancient Chaldea
the contestant you hope to defeat
an officer who manages the household of a king or nobleman
the treasurer of a municipal corporation
a maid who is employed to clean and care for bedrooms (now primarily in hotels)
a changeable or inconstant person
someone who has won first place in a competition
someone who fights for a cause
the honorary or titular head of a university
Chancellor of the Exchequer
the British cabinet minister responsible for finance
the person who is head of government (in several countries)
a maker (and seller) of candles and soap and oils and paints
a retail dealer in provisions and supplies
a child secretly exchanged for another in infancy
a person of subnormal intelligence
a person who changes something
one who accompanies and supervises a young woman or gatherings of young people
a clergyman ministering to some institution
archaic term for an itinerant peddler
a human female employed to do housework
character actor
an actor who specializes in playing supporting roles
character witness
a witness who testifies under oath as to the good reputation of another person in the community where that person lives
charcoal burner
a worker whose job is to make charcoal
a person committed to your care
charge d'affaires
the official temporarily in charge of a diplomatic mission in the absence of the ambassador
charge of quarters
an enlisted man who handles his unit's administrative matters after hours
the driver of a chariot
charity case
a case for a welfare worker
a flamboyant deceiver; one who attracts customers with tricks or jokes
Charles Andre Joseph Marie de Gaulle
French general and statesman who became very popular during World War II as the leader of the Free French forces in exile (1890-1970)
Charles Augustin de Coulomb
French physicist famous for his discoveries in the field of electricity and magnetism; formulated Coulomb's Law (1736-1806)
Charles Augustus Lindbergh
United States aviator who in 1927 made the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean (1902-1974)
Charles Bullfinch
United States architect who designed the Capitol Building in Washington which served as a model for state capitols throughout the United States (1763-1844)
Charles Camille Saint-Saens
French pianist and composer (1835-1921)
Charles Christopher Parker
United States saxophonist and leader of the bop style of jazz (1920-1955)
Charles Dana Gibson
United States illustrator remembered for his creation of the `Gibson girl' (1867-1944)
Charles Digby Harrod
English merchant who expanded his father's shop in London into a prestigious department store (1841-1905)
Charles Dillon Stengel
United States baseball manager (1890-1975)
Charles Dudley Warner
United States filmmaker who with his brothers founded the movie studio that produced the first talking picture (1881-1958)
Charles Eames
United States designer noted for an innovative series of chairs (1907-1978)
Charles Edouard Jeanneret
French architect (born in Switzerland) (1887-1965)
Charles Edward Berry
United States rock singer (born in 1931)
Charles Edward Ives
United States composer noted for his innovative use of polytonality (1874-1954)
Charles Evans Hughes
United States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1862-1948)
Charles Farrar Browne
United States writer of humorous tales of an itinerant showman (1834-1867)
Charles Follen McKim
United States neoclassical architect (1847-1909)
Charles Francis Hall
United States explorer who led three expeditions to the Arctic (1821-1871)
Charles Francois Gounod
French composer best remembered for his operas (1818-1893)
Charles Franklin Kettering
United States electrical engineer who made numerous automotive improvements (including the electric starter) (1876-1958)
Charles Frederick Menninger
United States psychiatrist who with his sons founded a famous psychiatric clinic in Topeka (1862-1953)
Charles Frederick Worth
French couturier (born in England) regarded as the founder of Parisian haute couture; noted for introducing the bustle (1825-1895)
Charles Goodyear
United States inventor of vulcanized rubber (1800-1860)
Charles Hard Townes
United States physicist who developed the laser and maser principles for producing high-intensity radiation (1915-)
Charles Hardin Holley
United States rock star (1936-1959)
Charles Henry Harrod
English merchant who took over a shop in London that was expanded by his son into a prestigious department store (1800-1885)
Charles Herbert Best
Canadian physiologist (born in the United States) who assisted F. G. Banting in research leading to the discovery of insulin (1899-1978)
Charles II
King of England and Scotland and Ireland during the Restoration (1630-1685)
Charles IX
King of France from 1560 to 1574 whose reign was dominated by his mother Catherine de Medicis (1550-1574)
Charles James Fox
English statesman who supported American independence and the French Revolution (1749-1806)
Charles John Huffam Dickens
English writer whose novels depicted and criticized social injustice (1812-1870)
Charles Joseph Clark
Canadian politician who served as prime minister (1939-)
Charles Kay Ogden
English psychologist who collaborated with I. A. Richards in designing Basic English (1889-1957)
Charles Lamb
English essayist (1775-1834)
Charles Laughton
United States film actor (born in England) (1899-1962)
Charles Liston
United States prizefighter who lost his world heavyweight championship to Cassius Clay in 1964 (1932-1970)
Charles Louis Napoleon Bonaparte
nephew of Napoleon I and emperor of the French from 1852 to 1871 (1808-1873)
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
English author; Charles Dodgson was an Oxford don of mathematics who is remembered for the children's stories he wrote under the pen name Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)
Charles Martin Hall
United States chemist who developed an economical method of producing aluminum from bauxite (1863-1914)
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
French statesman (1754-1838)
Charles Munroe Schulz
United States cartoonist whose comic strip included the beagle Snoopy (1922-2000)
Charles Pierre Baudelaire
a French poet noted for macabre imagery and evocative language (1821-1867)
Charles Proteus Steinmetz
United States electrical engineer and inventor (born in Germany) (1865-1923)
Charles Ringling
United States showman whose song-and-dance troop evolved into a circus (1863-1926)
Charles Robert Darwin
English natural scientist who formulated a theory of evolution by natural selection (1809-1882)
Charles Robert Redford
United States actor and filmmaker who starred with Paul Newman in several films (born in 1936)
Charles Sanders Peirce
United States philosopher and logician; pioneer of pragmatism (1839-1914)
Charles Stewart Parnell
Irish nationalist leader (1846-1891)
Charles Stuart
son of James I who was King of England and Scotland and Ireland; was deposed and executed by Oliver Cromwell (1600-1649)
Charles Taze Russell
United States religious leader who founded the sect that is now called Jehovah's Witnesses (1852-1916)
Charles the Bald
as Charles II he was Holy Roman Emperor and as Charles I he was king of France (823-877)
Charles the Great
king of the Franks and Holy Roman Emperor; conqueror of the Lombards and Saxons (742-814)
Charles Thomson Rees Wilson
Scottish physicist who invented the cloud chamber (1869-1959)
Charles VII
King of France who began his reign with most of northern France under English control; after the intervention of Jeanne d'Arc the French were able to defeat the English and end the Hundred Years' War (1403-1461)
Charles Wesley
English clergyman and brother of John Wesley who wrote many hymns (1707-1788)
Charles Wilkes
United States explorer of Antarctica (1798-1877)
Charles William Post
United States manufacturer of breakfast cereals and Postum (1854-1914)
Charlotte Anna Perkins Gilman
United States feminist (1860-1935)
Charlotte Bronte
English novelist; oldest of three Bronte sisters (1816-1855)
someone with an assured and ingratiating manner
(Greek mythology) the ferryman who brought the souls of the dead across the river Styx or the river Acheron to Hades
charter member
one of the original members when an organization was founded
chartered accountant
a British or Canadian accountant who is a member of a professional body that has a royal charter
a 19th century English reformer who advocated better social and economic conditions for working people
a stock market analyst who tries to predict market trends from graphs of recent prices of securities
a person who is being chased
a person who is pursuing and trying to overtake or capture
a member of a Jewish sect that observes a form of strict Orthodox Judaism
the mistress of a chateau or large country house
a man paid to drive a privately owned car
a woman chauffeur
a person with a prejudiced belief in the superiority of his or her own kind
an extreme bellicose nationalist
a seller of shoddy goods
a peddler of inferior goods
a miserly person
a Palestinian juvenile 10-15 years old who fights against the Israelis
a native or inhabitant of Chechnya
check girl
a female checker
one who checks the correctness of something
an attendant who checks coats or baggage
a spectator who shouts encouragement
someone who leads the cheers by spectators at a sporting event
an enthusiastic and vocal supporter
someone who sells cheese
a professional cook
a Hindu disciple of a swami
a scientist who specializes in chemistry
Egyptian Pharaoh of the 27th century BC who commissioned the Great Pyramid at Giza
a member of a rural Finnish people living in eastern Russia
a member of an Iroquoian people formerly living in the Appalachian Mountains but now chiefly in Oklahoma
a sweet innocent baby
chess master
a chess player of great skill
chess player
someone who plays the game of chess
Chester Alan Arthur
elected vice president and became 21st President of the United States when Garfield was assassinated (1830-1886)
Chester William Nimitz
United States admiral of the Pacific fleet during World War II who used aircraft carriers to destroy the Japanese navy (1885-1966)
Chevalier de Bayard
French soldier said to be fearless and chivalrous (1473-1524)
someone who chews (especially someone who chews tobacco)
a member of a North American Indian people living on the western plains (now living in Oklahoma and Montana)
Chiang Chung-cheng
Chinese military and political figure; in the Chinese civil war that followed World War II he was defeated by the Chinese communists and in 1949 was forced to withdraw to Taiwan where he served as president of Nationalist China until his death (1897-1975)
a person of Mexican descent
a member of the Bantu-speaking people of Malawi and eastern Zambia and northern Zimbabwe
someone who dresses in a trendy fashionable way
a member of the Muskhogean people formerly living in northern Mississippi
a person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy
Chief Constable
the head of the police force in a county (or similar area)
Chief Joseph
leader of the Nez Perce in their retreat from United States troops (1840-1904)
chief justice
the judge who presides over a supreme court
chief of staff
the senior officer of a service of the armed forces
chief of state
the chief public representative of a country who may also be the head of government
chief petty officer
a person with the senior noncommissioned naval rank
Chief Secretary
a member of the British Cabinet
the head of a tribe or clan
a person who is in charge
a member of a clan or tribe
child molester
a man who has sex (usually sodomy) with a boy as the passive partner
child prodigy
a prodigy whose talents are recognized at an early age
a young person of either sex
a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age
a native or inhabitant of Chile
a person who believes in the coming of the millennium (a time of great peace and prosperity)
a member of a Bantu people in southeastern Congo
a member of the Salishan people living in northwestern Washington
a member of an extinct North American Indian people formerly living in California
someone who cleans soot from chimneys
(ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent
a native or inhabitant of Communist China or of Nationalist China
a member of an important North American Indian people who controlled the mouth of the Columbia river; they were organized into settlements rather than tribes
a member of the Athapaskan people living in western Canada between Great Slave Lake and Hudson Bay
a member of an Algonquian people who lived west of Lake Superior
fortuneteller who predicts your future by the lines on your palms
a specialist in care for the feet
a therapist who practices chiropractic
a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud
a dismissive term for a girl who is immature or who lacks respect
Chloe Anthony Wofford
United States writer whose novels describe the lives of African-Americans (born in 1931)
a member of the Muskhogean people formerly living in Alabama
a boy who sings in a choir
an unfortunate person who is unable to perform effectively because of nervous tension or agitation
someone who kills by strangling
a person who chooses or selects out
(ancient Greece) leader of a group or festival; leader of a chorus
someone who creates new dances
a woman who dances in a chorus line
a singer in a choir
one who is the object of choice; who is given preference
any expected deliverer
Christiaan Eijkman
Dutch physician who discovered that beriberi is caused by a nutritional deficiency (1858-1930)
Christiaan Huygens
Dutch physicist who first formulated the wave theory of light (1629-1695)
a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination
Christian Dior
French couturier whose first collection in 1947 created a style that became known as the New Look (1905-1957)
Christian Friedrich Hebbel
German dramatist (1813-1863)
Christian Friedrich Schonbein
German chemist who discovered ozone and developed guncotton as a propellant in firearms (1799-1868)
Christian Johann Doppler
Austrian physicist famous for his discovery of the Doppler effect (1803-1853)
Christian Scientist
a member of the Protestant church founded in the United States by Mary Baker Eddy
Christine Marie Evert
United States tennis player who won women's singles titles in the United States and at Wimbledon (born in 1954)
Christoph Willibald von Gluck
German composer of more than 100 operas (1714-1787)
Christopher Carson
United States frontiersman who guided Fremont's expeditions in the 1840s and served as a Union general in the American Civil War (1809-1868)
Christopher Columbus
Italian navigator who discovered the New World in the service of Spain while looking for a route to China (1451-1506)
Christopher Fry
English dramatist noted for his comic verse dramas (born 1907)
Christopher Marlowe
English poet and playwright who introduced blank verse as a form of dramatic expression; was stabbed to death in a tavern brawl (1564-1593)
Christopher William Bradshaw Isherwood
United States writer (born in England) whose best known novels portray Berlin in the 1930's and who collaborated with W. H. Auden in writing plays in verse (1904-1986)
someone who writes chronicles
4th-century Chinese philosopher on whose teachings Lao-tse based Taoism
a member of an indigenous people living on the Chukchi Peninsula
a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
church member
a religious person who goes to church regularly
church officer
a church official
a clergyman or other person in religious orders
an officer in the Episcopal church who helps a parish priest with secular matters
a bad-tempered person
a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend
(Yiddish) a person characterized by chutzpa
a member of a people of Turkic speech living in the Volga region in eastern Russia
a guide who conducts and informs sightseers
Cicily Isabel Fairfield
British writer (born in Ireland) (1892-1983)
cigar smoker
a smoker of cigars
cigarette smoker
a smoker of cigarettes
a woman whose merits were not been recognized but who then achieves sudden success and recognition
a person of no influence
a member of the Sunni Muslim people living in northwestern Caucasia
(Greek mythology) a sorceress who detained Odysseus on her island and turned his men into swine
circus acrobat
an acrobat who performs acrobatic feats in a circus
member of an order of monks noted for austerity and a vow of silence
a native or naturalized member of a state or other political community
city boy
a city dweller with sophisticated manners and clothing
city editor
the newspaper editor in charge of editing local news
city father
an important municipal official
city man
a financier who works in one of the banks in the City of London
city manager
the head of a city government
civic leader
a leader in municipal affairs
civil authority
a person who exercises authority over civilian affairs
civil engineer
an engineer trained to design and construct and maintain public works (roads or bridges or harbors etc.)
civil libertarian
a libertarian who is actively concerned with the protection of civil liberties
civil rights activist
a leader of the political movement dedicated to securing equal opportunity for members of minority groups
civil servant
a public official who is a member of the civil service
a nonmilitary citizen
Claes Thure Oldenburg
United States sculptor (born in Sweden); a leader of the pop art movement who was noted for giant sculptures of common objects (born in 1929)
claim jumper
one who illegally occupies property to which another has a legal claim
someone who claims a benefit or right or title
someone who has the power of clairvoyance
clan member
a member of a clan
Clara Josephine Schumann
German pianist and composer of piano music; renowned for her interpretation of music, especially the music of her husband Robert Schumann (1819-1896)
Clare Booth Luce
United States playwright and public official (1902-1987)
Clarence Malcolm Lowry
English novelist (1909-1957)
Clarence Seward Darrow
United States lawyer famous for his defense of lost causes (1857-1938)
Clarence Shepard Day Jr.
United States writer best known for his autobiographical works (1874-1935)
a musician who plays the clarinet
class act
someone who shows impressive and stylish excellence
class fellow
an acquaintance that you go to school with
an artist who has created classic works
classical scholar
a student of ancient Greek and Latin
an artistic person who adheres to classicism
a person who creates classifications
Claude Achille Debussy
French composer who is said to have created Impressionism in music (1862-1918)
Claude Bernard
French physiologist noted for research on secretions of the alimentary canal and the glycogenic function of the liver (1813-1878)
Claude Elwood Shannon
United States electrical engineer who pioneered mathematical communication theory (1916-2001)
Claude Levi-Strauss
French cultural anthropologist who promoted structural analysis of social systems (born in 1908)
Claude Monet
French impressionist painter (1840-1926)
Claudio Monteverdi
Italian composer (1567-1643)
Claudius Ptolemaeus
Alexandrian astronomer (of the 2nd century) who proposed a geocentric system of astronomy that was undisputed until the late Renaissance
a person suffering from claustrophobia
someone whose occupation is cleaning
the operator of dry-cleaning establishment
ancient Greek philosopher who succeeded Zeno of Citium as the leader of the Stoic school (300-232 BC)
Clemence Sophia Harned Lozier
United States physician who in 1863 founded a medical school for women (1813-1888)
Clement Philibert Leo Delibes
French composer of operas (1836-1891)
Clement Richard Attlee
British statesman and leader of the Labour Party who instituted the welfare state in Britain (1883-1967)
beautiful and charismatic queen of Egypt; mistress of Julius Caesar and later of Mark Antony; killed herself to avoid capture by Octavian (69-30 BC)
a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
one who advocates clericalism
an employee who performs clerical work (e.g., keeps records or accounts)
a salesperson in a store
clever Dick
an intellectual who is ostentatiously and irritatingly knowledgeable
a person who seeks the advice of a lawyer
someone who pays for goods or services
cliff dweller
a member of the Anasazi people living in the southwestern United States who built rock or adobe dwellings on ledges in the sides of caves
Clifford Odets
United States playwright (1906-1963)
someone who is expert in climatology
someone who climbs as a sport; especially someone who climbs mountains
someone who ascends on foot
someone seeking social prominence by obsequious behavior
clinical psychologist
a therapist who deals with mental and emotional disorders
a practitioner (of medicine or psychology) who does clinical work instead of laboratory experiments
clip artist
a swindler who fleeces the victim
Clive Staples Lewis
English critic and novelist; author of theological works and of books for children (1898-1963)
someone whose occupation is making or repairing fur garments
a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support
clock watcher
a worker preoccupied with the arrival of quitting time
someone whose occupation is making or repairing clocks and watches
an awkward stupid person
clog dancer
someone who does clog dancing
a person who is almost identical to another
a person who closes something
(baseball) a relief pitcher who can protect a lead in the last inning or two of the game
closet queen
a negative term for a homosexual man who chooses not to reveal his sexual orientation
clothes designer
someone who designs clothing
a merchant who sells men's clothing
cloud seeder
a person who seeds clouds
Clovis I
king of the Franks who unified Gaul and established his capital at Paris and founded the Frankish monarchy; his name was rendered as Gallic `Louis' (466-511)
club member
someone who is a member of a club
clumsy person
a person with poor motor coordination
Clyde William Tombaugh
United States astronomer who discovered the planet Pluto (1906-1997)
one who refuses to serve in the armed forces on grounds of conscience
one of two or more beneficiaries of the same benefit
someone who is the first of two or more people to discover something
a female student at a coeducational college or university
one of two actors who are given equal status as stars in a play or film
(sports) someone in charge of training an athlete or a team
a person who gives private instruction (as in singing, acting, etc.)
a craftsman who makes the bodies of motor vehicles
a man who drives a coach (or carriage)
an assistant to a bishop
coal miner
someone who works in a coal mine
someone who delivers coal
someone who coasts
a resident of a coastal area
a member of a coastguard
a writer who collaborates with others in writing something
someone who tries to persuade by blandishment and coaxing
Australian term for a pal
a person who makes or repairs shoes
a member of a North American Indian people living in central Baja California
Apache leader of the resistance to United States troops in Arizona (1812-1874)
a native of the east end of London
a conceited dandy who is overly impressed by his own accomplishments
a person who performs fellatio
a member of a conspiracy
a member of a North American Indian people living around the mouth of the Colorado River
someone who pampers or spoils by excessive indulgence
a defendant who has been joined together with one or more other defendants in a single action
a person who designs and writes and tests computer programs
a secret agent who was one of the Navajos who devised and used a code based on their native language; the code was unbroken by the Japanese during World War II
used affectionately to refer to an eccentric but amusing old man
Coeur d'Alene
a member of an Amerindian people living in northern Idaho around Coeur d'Alene Lake
a person of nearly the same age as another
one of a group of founders
a subordinate who performs an important but routine function
cognitive neuroscientist
a cognitive scientist who studies the neurophysiological foundations of mental phenomena
cognitive scientist
a scientist who studies cognitive processes
an expert able to appreciate a field; especially in the fine arts
a man hairdresser
a woman hairdresser
coin collector
a collector and student of money (and coins in particular)
someone who is a source of new words or new expressions
a maker of counterfeit coins
a skilled worker who coins or stamps money
cold fish
an aloof unemotional person
Cole Albert Porter
United States composer and lyricist of musical comedies (1891-1946)
Coleman Hawkins
United States jazz saxophonist (1904-1969)
Colin luther Powell
United States general who was the first African American to serve as chief of staff; later served as Secretary of State under President George W. Bush (born 1937)
someone who collaborates with an enemy occupying force
someone who assists in a plot
an associate in an activity or endeavor or sphere of common interest
an associate that one works with
a person who is member of one's class or profession
a person who belongs to the political left
collector of internal revenue
someone who collects taxes for the government
an Irish girl
college boy
a student (or former student) at a college or university
college student
a student enrolled in a college or university
Collis Potter Huntington
United States railroad executive who built the western section of the first United States transcontinental railroad (1821-1900)
a native or inhabitant of Colombia
a commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines who ranks above a lieutenant colonel and below a brigadier general
Colonel Blimp
any elderly pompous reactionary ultranationalistic person (after the cartoon character created by Sir David Low)
a resident of a colony
a believer in colonialism
someone who helps to found a colony
a person who settles in a new colony or moves into new country
color bearer
the soldier who carries the standard of the unit in military parades or in battle
color guard
a ceremonial escort for the (regimental) colors
color sergeant
a sergeant in a color guard who carries one of the colors
color-blind person
a person unable to distinguish differences in hue
a native or resident of Colorado
a lyric soprano who specializes in coloratura vocal music
a painter able to achieve special effects with color
a native or inhabitant of the city of Colossae in ancient Phrygia
a journalist who writes editorials
a member of the Shoshonean people who formerly lived between Wyoming and the Mexican border but are now chiefly in Oklahoma
combat pilot
airplane pilot who fights in an action between two military forces
a person who separates and straightens the fibers of cotton or wool
an actor in a comedy
a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts
a female comedian
a female actor in a comedy
someone with a promising future
Comer Vann Woodward
United States historian (1908-1999)
comfort woman
a woman forced into prostitution for Japanese servicemen during World War II
a person who commiserates with someone who has had misfortune
command sergeant major
a noncommissioned officer serving as chief administrative officer of a headquarters unit of the Army
an officer in command of a military unit
someone in an official position of authority who can command or control others
a commissioned naval officer who ranks above a lieutenant commander and below a captain
commander in chief
the officer who holds the supreme command
a member of a military unit trained as shock troops for hit-and-run raids
an expert who observes and comments on something
a writer who reports and analyzes events of the day
commercial artist
an illustrator who is supported by advertising
a socialist who advocates communism
an official of the Communist Party who was assigned to teach party principles to a military unit
a uniformed doorman
commissioned military officer
a commissioned officer in the Army or Air Force or Marine Corps
commissioned naval officer
a commissioned officer in the navy
commissioned officer
a military officer holding a commission
a government administrator
a member of a commission
committee member
a member of a committee
a man who is a member of committee
a woman who is a member of a committee
a commissioned naval officer who ranks above a captain and below a rear admiral; the lowest grade of admiral
common man
a person who holds no title
common scold
someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault
a person entitled to receive Communion
a person who communicates with others
a member of the communist party
someone who travels regularly from home in a suburb to work in a city
one paid to accompany or assist or live with another
a traveler who accompanies you
company man
an employee whose first loyalty is to the company rather than to fellow workers
company operator
an operator who works for a company
comparative anatomist
anatomist who compares the anatomy of different animals
a person from your own country
a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
British term for someone who introduces television acts or cabarets etc
a person who compiles information (as for reference purposes)
a person who brings an action in a court of law
someone makes things complex
someone who composes music as a profession
one who sets written material into type
a negotiator willing to compromise
Comptroller General
a United States federal official who supervises expenditures and settles claims against the government
Comptroller of the Currency
a United States federal official who regulates the national banks
a person with a compulsive disposition; someone who feels compelled to do certain things
computational linguist
someone trained in computer science and linguistics who uses computers for natural language processing
computer expert
an authority on computers and computing
computer scientist
a scientist who specializes in the theory of computation and the design of computers
computer user
a person who uses computers for work or entertainment or communication or business
a fellow member of the Communist Party
Comte Donatien Alphonse Francois de Sade
French soldier and writer whose descriptions of sexual perversion gave rise to the term `sadism' (1740-1814)
Comtesse Du Barry
courtier and influential mistress of Louis XV who was guillotined during the French Revolution (1743-1793)
con artist
a swindler who exploits the confidence of his victim
a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison
someone who creates new things
someone who attends concerts
a person who plays the concertina
someone who holds or operates a concession
a collector and student of mollusc shells
a French caretaker of apartments or a hotel; lives on the premises and oversees people entering and leaving and handles mail and acts as janitor or porter
someone who tries to bring peace
a woman who cohabits with an important man
a trainer of athletes
the person who collects fares on a public conveyance
the person who leads a musical group
a woman conductor
a supporter of the Confederate States of America
Confederate soldier
a soldier in the Army of the Confederacy during the American Civil War
a member of a conference
a person on whom something is bestowed
someone who converses or confers (as in a conference)
a priest who hears confession and gives absolution
someone who confesses (discloses information damaging to themselves)
someone to whom private matters are confided
a female confidant
someone who conforms to established standards of conduct (especially in religious matters)
a believer in the teachings of Confucius
a debater who refutes or disproves by offering contrary evidence or argument
a native or inhabitant of the Republic of the Congo
a member of a congregation (especially that of a church or synagogue)
a member of the Congregational Church
a member of the United States House of Representatives
conjure man
a witch doctor who practices conjury
someone who performs magic tricks to amuse an audience
a native or resident of Connecticut
a supplier (especially of narcotics)
(usually plural) a person who is influential and to whom you are connected in some way (as by family or friendship)
a member of an Algonquian people formerly living in Maryland between Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac river; allies of the Nanticoke people
someone who is victorious by force of arms
an adventurer (especially one who led the Spanish conquest of Mexico and Peru in the 16th century)
Conrad Potter Aiken
United States writer (1889-1973)
someone who is drafted into military service
someone who works to protect the environment from destruction or pollution
a member of a Conservative Party
Conservative Jew
Jew who keeps some requirements of Mosaic law but adapts others to suit modern circumstances
a person who is reluctant to accept changes and new ideas
someone appointed by a court to assume responsibility for the interests of a minor or incompetent person
the custodian of a collection (as a museum or library)
the person to whom merchandise is delivered over
the person who delivers over or commits merchandise
the husband or wife of a reigning monarch
a lawman with less authority and jurisdiction than a sheriff
a police officer of the lowest rank
Constantin Brancusi
Romanian sculptor noted for abstractions of animal forms (1876-1957)
a member of a constituency; a citizen who is represented in a government by officials for whom he or she votes
an advocate of constitutional government
construction worker
a worker skilled in building offices or dwellings etc.
an artist of the school of constructivism
a diplomat appointed by a government to protect its commercial interests and help its citizens in a foreign country
a person who uses goods or services
a person with pulmonary tuberculosis
a person who is in a position to give you special assistance
an Italian farmer
Conte Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta
Italian physicist after whom the volt is named; studied electric currents and invented the voltaic pile (1745-1827)
a person devoted to the contemplative life
a person who participates in competitions
a person who dissents from some established policy
a winner (of a race or an election etc.) whose victory is contested
someone who contests an outcome (of a race or an election etc.)
an acrobat able to twist into unusual positions
a member of the guerrilla force that opposed a left-wing government in Nicaragua
someone who imports or exports without paying duties
someone (a person or firm) who contracts to build things
(law) a party to a contract
the bridge player in contract bridge who wins the bidding and can declare which suit is to be trumps
a woman singer having a contralto voice
a composer who specializes in counterpoint
an investor who deliberately decides to go against the prevailing wisdom of other investors
a writer whose work is published in a newspaper or magazine or as part of a book
someone who contributes (or promises to contribute) a sum of money
a person who makes plans
control freak
someone with a compulsive desire to exert control over situations and people
a person who directs and restrains
a person who disputes; who is good at or enjoys controversy
a person who is recovering from illness
the member of a group whose duty it is to convene meetings
someone who attends a convention
convergent thinker
a thinker who focuses on the problem as stated and tries to synthesize information and knowledge to achieve a solution
conversational partner
a person who takes part in a conversation
someone skilled at conversation
(medieval Spain and Portugal) a Jew or Moor who professed to convert to Christianity in order to avoid persecution or expulsion
a person who has been converted to another religious or political belief
a lawyer who specializes in the business of conveying properties
a person who conveys (carries or transmits)
a person who has been convicted of a criminal offense
someone who cooks food
the cook on a ranch or at a camp
(ethnic slur) an offensive name for an unskilled Asian laborer
an eccentric or undignified rustic
someone whose task is to see that work goes harmoniously
a joint partner (as in a business enterprise)
a relief pilot on an airplane
copper's nark
an informer or spy working for the police
someone who makes articles from copper
an Egyptian descended from the ancient Egyptians
a member of the Coptic Church
copy editor
an editor who prepares text for publication
someone employed to make written copies of documents and manuscripts
a person employed to write advertising or publicity copy
a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
Cordell Hull
United States diplomat who did the groundwork for creating the United Nations (1871-1955)
cordon bleu
a chef famous for his great skill
someone having the same religion as another person
the codefendant charged with adultery with the estranged spouse in a divorce proceeding
a resident of Corinth
a man devoted to the pursuit of pleasure
Cornelia Otis Skinner
United States actress noted for her one-woman shows (1901-1979)
Cornelius Jansenius
a Dutch Roman Catholic theologian (1585-1638)
Cornelius Vanderbilt
United States financier who accumulated great wealth from railroad and shipping businesses (1794-1877)
corner man
a man at one end of line of performers in a minstrel show; carries on humorous dialogue with the interlocutor
a defensive football player stationed outside the linebackers
a musician who plays the trumpet or cornet
a worker who husks corn
a native or resident of Nebraska
a man who is a native or inhabitant of Cornwall
a woman who is a native or resident of Cornwall
a public official who investigates by inquest any death not due to natural causes
a noncommissioned officer in the Army or Air Force or Marines
a supporter of corporatism
someone who communicates by means of letters
a journalist employed to provide news stories for newspapers or broadcast media
one of two or more signers of the same document (as a treaty or declaration)
a signer in addition to the principal signer (to verify the authenticity of the principal signature or to provide surety)
Cosimo the Elder
Italian financier and statesman and friend of the papal court (1389-1464)
cosmetic surgeon
a surgeon who beautifies the body (especially the face)
someone who sells or applies cosmetics
an expert in the use of cosmetics
a scientist knowledgeable about cosmography
an astronomer who studies the evolution and space-time relations of the universe
a sophisticated person who has travelled in many countries
a member of a Slavic people living in southern European Russia and Ukraine and adjacent parts of Asia and noted for their horsemanship and military skill; they formed an elite cavalry corps in czarist Russia
cost accountant
a specialist in the systematic recording and analysis of the costs incident to production
Costa Rican
a native or inhabitant of Costa Rica
a member of a North American Indian people living in coastal California between Monterey and San Francisco Bay
costume designer
someone who designs or supplies costumes (as for a play or masquerade)
one of two or more tenants holding title to the same property
cottage dweller
someone who lives in a cottage
a peasant farmer in the Scottish Highlands
a medieval English villein
couch potato
an idler who spends much time on a couch (usually watching television)
council member
a member of a council
a man who is a council member
a woman who is a council member
Counsel to the Crown
a barrister selected to serve as counsel to the British ruler
someone who gives advice about problems
someone who has supervisory duties at a summer camp
a nobleman (in various countries) having rank equal to a British earl
Count Alessandro di Cagliostro
Italian who was famous as a magician and alchemist (1743-1795)
Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin
German inventor who designed and built the first rigid motorized dirigible (1838-1917)
Count Lev Nikolayevitch Tolstoy
Russian author remembered for two great novels (1828-1910)
Count Maurice Maeterlinck
Belgian playwright (1862-1949)
Count Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf
German theologian (1700-1760)
count palatine
a count who exercised royal authority in his own domain
a person who counts things
someone who demonstrates in opposition to another demonstration
someone who makes copies illegally
someone who attends a counter (as in a diner)
a revolutionary whose aim is to reverse the changes introduced by an earlier revolution
a spy who works against enemy espionage
a male singer with a voice above that of a tenor
someone who attempts to prevent terrorism
female equivalent of a count or earl
country doctor
a doctor who practices in the country (rather than in a city) usually remote from a modern hospital
a man from your own country
a man who lives in the country and has country ways
a woman who lives in the country and has country ways
a woman from your own country
coureur de bois
a French Canadian trapper
a person who carries a message
a huntsman who hunts small animals with fast dogs that use sight rather than scent to follow their prey
an attendant at the court of a sovereign
the child of your aunt or uncle
cover girl
a very pretty girl who works as a photographer's model
a large unpleasant woman
a person who shows fear or timidity
someone who is reckless or irresponsible (especially in driving vehicles)
a performer who gives exhibitions of riding and roping and bulldogging
a woman cowboy
the helmsman of a ship's boat or a racing crew
a forest fire fighter who is sent to battle remote and severe forest fires (often for days at a time)
someone who smuggles illegal immigrants into the United States (usually across the Mexican border)
an accountant who has passed certain examinations and met all other statutory and licensing requirements of a United States state to be certified by that state
a quarrelsome grouch
crack shot
someone skilled in shooting
a programmer who cracks (gains unauthorized access to) computers, typically to do malicious things
a poor White person in the southern United States
someone excellent of their kind
a whimsically eccentric person
a thief who breaks open safes to steal valuable contents
a creator of great skill in the manual arts
a professional whose work is consistently of high quality
a climber of vertical rock faces
a teacher who is paid to cram students for examinations
a student who crams
someone who claims to be able to read your character from the shape of your skull
a gambler who throws dice in the game of craps
a gambler who plays the game of craps
someone who gets in (to a party) without an invitation or without paying
an abject coward
a person who crawls or creeps along the ground
someone deranged and possibly dangerous
creative thinker
an important intellectual
a person who grows or makes or invents things
a person who is controlled by others and is used to perform unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else
a human being; `wight' is an archaic term
credit analyst
an analyst who studies the financial statements and financial history of applicants for credit in order to evaluate their creditworthiness
a person to whom money is owed by a debtor; someone to whom an obligation exists
a member of an Algonquian people living in central Canada
any member of the Creek Confederacy (especially the Muskogee) formerly living in Georgia and Alabama but now chiefly in Oklahoma
someone unpleasantly strange or eccentric
a person descended from French ancestors in southern United States (especially Louisiana)
a person of European descent born in the West Indies or Latin America
a native or inhabitant of Crete
crew member
a member of a flight crew
a member of a work crew
any member of a ship's crew
an athlete who plays cricket
a peddler who shouts to advertise the goods he sells
(formerly) an official who made public announcements
a person who weeps
someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
a specialist in criminology
someone who tricks or coerces men into service as sailors or soldiers
a Spanish American of pure European stock (usually Spanish)
someone who is unable to walk normally because of an injury or disability to the legs or back
Cristobal Balenciaga
Spanish fashion designer known for his stark elegant designs (1895-1972)
someone who frequently finds fault or makes harsh and unfair judgments
anyone who expresses a reasoned judgment of something
a person who is professionally engaged in the analysis and interpretation of works of art
critter sitter
someone left in charge of pets while their owners are away from home
a member of the Slavic people living in Croatia
a very wealthy man
last king of Lydia (died in 546 BC)
an owner or tenant of a small farm in Great Britain
a person whose back is hunched because of abnormal curvature of the upper spine
small farmers and tenants
someone who adopts the dress or manner or sexual role of the opposite sex
someone who questions a witness carefully (especially about testimony given earlier)
a member of the House of Commons who does not vote regularly with either the government or the Opposition
crossing guard
someone who helps people (especially children) at a traffic crossing
a voter who is registered as a member of one political party but who votes in the primary of another party
someone who collects and pays bets at a gaming table
a member of the Siouan people formerly living in eastern Montana
crown prince
a male heir apparent to a throne
crown princess
a female heir apparent to a throne
crown princess
the wife of a crown prince
crowned head
a nation's ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right
a professional boxer who weighs between 169 and 175 pounds
a warrior who engages in a holy war
a disputant who advocates reform
decoder skilled in the analysis of codes and cryptograms
a specialist in crystallography
Cub Scout
a junior Boy Scout
an awkward and inexperienced youth
a male child (a familiar term of address to a boy)
a native or inhabitant of Cuba
an artist who adheres to the principles of cubism
a man whose wife committed adultery
a cavalryman equipped with a cuirass
someone who perpetrates wrongdoing
a member of a religious cult
a member of an unorthodox cult who generally lives outside of conventional society under the direction of a charismatic leader
cultural anthropologist
an anthropologist who studies such cultural phenomena as kinship systems
cultural attache
an attache who is a specialist in cultural matters
someone who postpones work (especially out of laziness or habitual carelessness)
the attendant (usually an officer of a nobleman's household) whose duty is to fill and serve cups of wine
a cowardly and despicable person
a Mexican woman who practices healing techniques inherited from the Mayans
a Mexican man who practices healing techniques inherited from the Mayans
a person authorized to conduct religious worship
a crusty irascible cantankerous old person full of stubborn ideas
a craftsman who curries leather for use
one having charge of buildings or grounds or animals
customer agent
a foreign purchaser who buys goods outright for resale
someone who plays practical jokes on others
a dealer in cutlery
a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places
someone whose work is cutting (as e.g. cutting cloth for garments)
someone who cuts or carves stone
someone who murders by cutting the victim's throat
a computer user who uses the internet; someone who explores cyberspace
a writer of science fiction set in a lawless subculture of an oppressive society dominated by computer technology
a programmer who breaks into computer systems in order to steal or change or destroy information as a form of cyber-terrorism
a performer on the cymbals
Anglo-Saxon poet (circa 9th century)
a member of a group of ancient Greek philosophers who advocated the doctrine that virtue is the only good and that the essence of virtue is self-control
someone who is critical of the motives of others
a native or inhabitant of Cyprus
Cyril Lodowic Burt
English psychologist whose studies of twins were later said to have used fabricated data (1883-1971)
Cyril Northcote Parkinson
British historian noted for ridicule of bureaucracies (1909-1993)
Cyrus Hall McCormick
United States inventor and manufacturer of a mechanical harvester (1809-1884)
Cyrus the Elder
king of Persia and founder of the Persian Empire (circa 600-529 BC)
Cyrus the Younger
Persian prince who was defeated in battle by his brother Artaxerxes II (424-401 BC)
a geneticist who specializes in the cellular components associated with heredity
a biologist who studies the structure and function of cells
a person having great power
Czar Alexander III
son of Alexander II who was czar of Russia (1845-1894)
Czar Nicholas I
czar of Russia from 1825 to 1855 who led Russia into the Crimean War (1796-1855)
a male monarch or emperor (especially of Russia prior to 1917)
the wife or widow of a czar
a native of inhabitant of the Czech Republic
a native or inhabitant of the former republic of Czechoslovakia
an official prosecutor for a judicial district
an amateur who engages in an activity without serious intentions and who pretends to have knowledge
a member of an armed gang of robbers
an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk
Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjold
Swedish diplomat who greatly extended the influence of the United Nations in peacekeeping matters (1905-1961)
dairy farmer
the owner or manager of a dairy
a woman who works in a dairy
a man who works in a dairy
a member of the Siouan people of the northern Mississippi valley; commonly called the Sioux
Dale Carnegie
United States educator famous for writing a book about how to win friends and influence people (1888-1955)
a person who lives in the dales of northern England
someone who wastes time
a native or inhabitant of Dalmatia
Dalton Trumbo
United States screenwriter who was blacklisted and imprisoned for refusing to cooperate with congressional investigations of communism in America (1905-1976)
a native or inhabitant of Damascus
Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie
prolific English writer of detective stories (1890-1976)
Dame Alice Ellen Terry
English actress (1847-1928)
Dame Barbara Hepworth
British sculptor (1902-1975)
Dame Daphne du Maurier
English writer of melodramatic novels (1907-1989)
Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell
English poet (1887-1964)
Dame Jean Iris Murdoch
British writer (born in Ireland) known primarily for her novels (1919-1999)
Dame Joan Sutherland
Australian operatic soprano (born in 1926)
Dame Kiri Janette Te Kanawa
New Zealand operatic soprano (born in 1944)
Dame Margot Fonteyn
English dancer who danced with Rudolf Nureyev (born in 1919)
Dame Myra Hess
English pianist (1890-1965)
Dame Sybil Thorndike
English actress (1882-1976)
a woman of refinement
the Greek courtier to Dionysius the Elder who (according to legend) was condemned to sit under a naked sword that was suspended by a hair in order to demonstrate to him that being a king was not the happy state Damocles had said it was (4th century BC)
a young unmarried woman
the friend of Phintias who pledged his life that Phintias would return (4th century BC)
Damon and Pythias
(Greek mythology) according to a Greek legend: when Pythias was sentenced to be executed Damon took his place to allow Pythias to get his affairs in order; when Pythias returned in time to save Damon the king was so impressed that he let them both live
dance master
a professional teacher of dancing
a performer who dances professionally
a person who participates in a social gathering arranged for dancing (as a ball)
dancing partner
one of a pair of people who dance together
a native or inhabitant of Denmark
a wise and upright judge
(Old Testament) a youth who was taken into the court of Nebuchadnezzar and given divine protection when thrown into a den of lions (6th century BC)
Daniel Bernoulli
Swiss physicist who contributed to hydrodynamics and mathematical physics (1700-1782)
Daniel Boone
an American pioneer and guide and explorer (1734-1820)
Daniel Chester French
United States sculptor who created the seated marble figure of Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. (1850-1931)
Daniel Defoe
English writer remembered particularly for his novel about Robinson Crusoe (1660-1731)
Daniel Garrison Brinton
United States anthropologist who was the first to attempt a systematic classification of Native American languages (1837-1899)
Daniel Hudson Burnham
United States architect who designed the first important skyscraper with a skeleton (1846-1912)
Daniel Jones
English phonetician (1881-1967)
Daniel Morgan
soldier in the American Revolution who defeated the British in the battle of Cowpens, South Carolina (1736-1802)
Daniel Ortega Saavedra
Nicaraguan statesman (born in 1945)
Daniel Patrick Moynihan
United States politician and educator (1927-2003)
Daniel Rutherford
British chemist who isolated nitrogen (1749-1819)
Daniel Webster
United States politician and orator (1782-1817)
a male ballet dancer who is the partner of a ballerina
Dante Alighieri
an Italian poet famous for writing the Divine Comedy that describes a journey through Hell and purgatory and paradise guided by Virgil and his idealized Beatrice (1265-1321)
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
English poet and painter who was a leader of the Pre-Raphaelites (1828-1882)
Danton True Young
United States baseball player and famous pitcher (1867-1955)
a native of ancient Troy
a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
Darius III
king of Persia who was defeated by Alexander the Great; his murder effectively ended the Persian Empire (died in 330 BC)
Darius Milhaud
French composer of works that combine jazz and polytonality and Brazilian music (1892-1974)
Darius the Great
king of Persia who expanded the Persian Empire and invaded Greece but was defeated at the battle of Marathon (550-486 BC)
dark horse
a political candidate who is not well known but could win unexpectedly
a special loved one
a person who mends by darning
Darryl Francis Zanuck
United States filmmaker whose works include the first full-length feature film with sound sequences (1902-1979)
dart player
someone who plays the game of darts
an advocate of Darwinism
a despicable coward
a participant in a date
an unskilled painter
a female human offspring
the wife of your son
formerly, the eldest son of the King of France and direct heir to the throne
(Old Testament) the 2nd king of the Israelites; as a young shepherd he fought Goliath (a giant Philistine warrior) and killed him by hitting him in the head with a stone flung from a sling; he united Israel with Jerusalem as its capital; many of the Psalms are attributed to David (circa 1000-962 BC)
David Alfaro Siqueiros
Mexican painter of murals depicting protest and revolution (1896-1974)
David Barnard Steinman
United States civil engineer noted for designing suspension bridges (including the George Washington Bridge) (1886-1960)
David Ben Gurion
Israeli statesman (born in Poland) and active Zionist who organized resistance against the British after World War II; prime minister of Israel (1886-1973)
David Crockett
United States frontiersman and Tennessee politician who died at the siege of the Alamo (1786-1836)
David Garrick
English actor and theater manager who was the foremost Shakespearean actor of his day (1717-1779)
David Glasgow Farragut
United States admiral who commanded Union ships during the American Civil War (1801-1870)
David Hartley
English philosopher who introduced the theory of the association of ideas (1705-1757)
David Herbert Lawrence
English novelist and poet and essayist whose work condemned industrial society and explored sexual relationships (1885-1930)
David Hilbert
German mathematician (1862-1943)
David Hubel
United States neuroscientist noted for his studies of the neural basis of vision (born in 1926)
David Hume
Scottish philosopher skeptical philosophy restricted human knowledge to that which can be perceived by the senses (1711-1776)
David John Moore Cornwell
English writer of novels of espionage (born in 1931)
David Lewelyn Wark Griffith
United States film maker who was the first to use flashbacks and fade-outs (1875-1948)
David Livingstone
Scottish missionary and explorer who discovered the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls (1813-1873)
David Mamet
United States playwright (born in 1947)
David Oliver Selznick
United States filmmaker noted for his film adaptations of popular novels (1902-1965)
David Ricardo
English economist who argued that the laws of supply and demand should operate in a free market (1772-1823)
David Riesman Jr.
United States sociologist (1909-2002)
David Rittenhouse
United States astronomer said to have built the first telescope made in America; also the first director of the United States Mint (1732-1796)
David Roland Smith
United States sculptor (1906-1965)
David Sarnoff
United States businessman who pioneered in radio and television broadcasting (1891-1971)
someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind
day boarder
a schoolchild at a boarding school who has meals at school but sleeps at home
day laborer
a laborer who works by the day; for daily wages
a day boarder who is a boy
someone who indulges in idle or absentminded daydreaming
a day boarder who is a girl
a cleric ranking just below a priest in Christian churches; one of the Holy Orders
a woman deacon
dead person
someone who is no longer alive
deadbeat dad
a father who willfully defaults on his obligation to provide financial support for his offspring
someone who fails to meet a financial obligation
a dead shot
a nonenterprising person who is not paying his way
deaf person
a person with a severe auditory impairment
deaf-and-dumb person
a deaf person who is unable to speak
the person who distributes the playing cards in a card game
a seller of illicit goods
the major party to a financial transaction at a stock exchange; buys and sells for his own account
an administrator in charge of a division of a university or college
(Roman Catholic Church) the head of the College of Cardinals
Dean Gooderham Acheson
United States statesman who promoted the Marshall Plan and helped establish NATO (1893-1971)
a man who is the senior member of a group
a sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child)
a young woman making her debut into society
a person who lowers the quality or character or value (as by adding cheaper metal to coins)
a dissolute person; usually a man who is morally unrestrained
someone who assaults others sexually
a person who owes a creditor; someone who has the obligation of paying a debt
a person who has fallen into a decadent state (morally or artistically)
Decimus Junius Juvenalis
Roman satirist who denounced the vice and folly of Roman society during the reign of the emperor Domitian (60-140)
a reader capable of reading and interpreting illegible or obscure text
the kind of intellectual who converts messages from a code to plain text
Emperor of Rome who was proclaimed emperor against his will; his reign was notable for his severe persecution of Christians (201-251)
a member of a ship's crew who performs manual labor
a person who specializes in interior decoration
someone who decorates
a beguiler who leads someone into danger (usually as part of a plot)
deep-sea diver
a diver in the deeper parts of the sea
deer hunter
hunter of deer
someone who violates a trust by taking (money) for his own use
a contestant who forfeits a match
someone who fails to make a required appearance in court
someone who is resigned to defeat without offering positive suggestions
a person who defecates
a person who abandons their duty (as on a military post)
a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused
a person who cares for persons or property
a fighter who holds out against attack
defense attorney
the lawyer representing the defendant
defense contractor
a contractor concerned with the development and manufacture of systems of defense
a person or organization that causes pollution of the environment
a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
an embodiment of the qualities of a god
someone skilled at informal chitchat
a person who believes that God created the universe and then abandoned it
a member of an Algonquian people formerly living in New Jersey and New York and parts of Delaware and Pennsylvania
a native or resident of Delaware
a person who delays; to put off until later or cause to be late
a person appointed or elected to represent others
a woman who is considered to be dangerously seductive
(Old Testament) the Philistine mistress of Samson who betrayed him by cutting off his hair and so deprived him of his strength
a young offender
a person who gives up or transfers money or goods
someone employed to make deliveries
a person who rescues you from harm or danger
a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular passions and prejudices
a person who makes demands
Demetrius Poliorcetes
son of Antigonus Cyclops and king of Macedonia; he and his father were defeated at the battle of Ipsus (337-283 BC)
a female prostitute
an advocate of democratic principles
a member of the Democratic Party
Greek philosopher who developed an atomistic theory of matter (460-370 BC)
a scientist who studies the growth and density of populations and their vital statistics
someone extremely diligent or skillful
a cruel wicked and inhuman person
someone who acts as if possessed by a demon
a teacher or teacher's assistant who demonstrates the principles that are being taught
someone who participates in a public display of group feeling
someone who demonstrates an article to a prospective buyer
Athenian statesman and orator (circa 385-322 BC)
den mother
a woman who supervises a den of Cub Scouts
den mother
someone who plays the role of a den mother
one who denies
Denis Diderot
French philosopher who was a leading figure of the Enlightenment in France; principal editor of an encyclopedia that disseminated the scientific and philosophical knowledge of the time (1713-1784)
a person who inhabits a particular place
Denmark Vesey
United States freed slave and insurrectionist in South Carolina who was involved in planning an uprising of slaves and was hanged (1767-1822)
Dennis Gabor
British physicist (born in Hungary) noted for his work on holography (1900-1979)
dental assistant
an assistant to a dentist
dental hygienist
someone trained to provide preventive dental service (cleaning teeth or taking x-rays)
dental practitioner
a person qualified to practice dentistry
dental surgeon
a dentist qualified to perform surgical procedures
dental technician
someone who makes dental appliances (bridges and dentures)
someone who leaves
department head
the head of a department
a person who relies on another person for support (especially financial support)
a person who testifies or gives a deposition
a person who is expelled from home or country by authority
a person who has deposited money in a bank or similar institution
one who disparages or belittles the worth of something
someone suffering psychological depression
a member of the lower chamber of a legislative assembly (such as in France)
someone authorized to exercise the powers of sheriff in emergencies
an assistant with power to act when his superior is absent
a person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others
a person without a home, job, or property
a doctor who specializes in the physiology and pathology of the skin
an ascetic Muslim monk; a member of an order noted for devotional exercises involving bodily movements
a person considered as descended from some ancestor
someone who descends
Desiderius Erasmus
Dutch humanist and theologian who was the leading Renaissance scholar of northern Europe; although his criticisms of the Roman Catholic Church led to the Reformation, he opposed violence and condemned Martin Luther (1466-1536)
designated driver
the member of a party who is designated to refrain from alcohol and so is sober when it is time to drive home
designated hitter
a ballplayer who is designated to bat in place of the pitcher
someone who specializes in graphic design
a person who specializes in interior design
a person who devises plots or intrigues
desk clerk
a hotel receptionist
desk officer
a military officer who is not assigned to active duty
desk sergeant
the police sergeant on duty in a police station
Desmond Tutu
South African prelate and leader of the antiapartheid struggle (born in 1931)
a bold outlaw (especially on the American frontier)
a person who is frightened and in need of help
someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war)
the ultimate agency regarded as predetermining the course of events (often personified as a woman)
a person who destroys or ruins or lays waste to
some held in custody
an investigator engaged or employed in obtaining information not easily available to the public
a police officer who investigates crimes
anyone who submits to the belief that they are powerless to change their destiny
deus ex machina
any active agent who appears unexpectedly to solve an insoluble difficulty
someone who develops real estate (especially someone who prepares a site for residential or commercial use)
an ideological defector from the party line (especially from orthodox communism)
devil worshiper
someone who worships devils
devil's advocate
someone who takes the worse side just for the sake of argument
a rowdy or mischievous person (usually a young man)
someone to whom property (especially realty) is devised by will
someone who devises real property in a will
someone who eats greedily or voraciously
DeWitt Clinton
United States politician who as governor of New York supported the project to build the Erie Canal (1769-1828)
any member of a Siouan people speaking one of the Dhegiha languages
someone who has diabetes
a doctor who specializes in medical diagnosis
a logician skilled in dialectic
someone who keeps a diary or journal
a person with any of the various forms of dichromacy
Dick Turpin
English highwayman (1706-1739)
someone who is a detective
a speaker who dictates to a secretary or a recording machine
a ruler who is unconstrained by law
(Roman mythology) a princess of Tyre who was the founder and queen of Carthage; Virgil tells of her suicide when she was abandoned by Aeneas
Diego Rivera
socialist Mexican painter of murals (1886-1957)
Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez
Spanish painter (1599-1660)
a member of a North American Indian people of southern California
one who adheres to traditional views
someone who makes dies
a person who diets
a specialist in the study of diet and nutrition
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
German Lutheran theologian and pastor whose works concern Christianity in the modern world; an active opponent of Nazism, he was arrested and sent to Buchenwald and later executed (1906-1945)
a person who (or that which) differentiates
a laborer who digs
a stupid incompetent person
a person eating a meal (especially in a restaurant)
a silly empty-headed person
dining companion
someone you dine with
dining-room attendant
someone employed to provide service in a dining room
Dino Paul Crocetti
United States singer (1917-1995)
a bishop having jurisdiction over a diocese
an ancient Greek philosopher and Cynic who rejected social conventions (circa 400-325 BC)
Dionysius the Elder
the tyrant of Syracuse who fought the Carthaginians (430-367 BC)
Greek mathematician who was the first to try to develop an algebraic notation (3rd century)
a person who deals tactfully with others
an official engaged in international negotiations
medical specialist whose competence has been certified by a diploma granted by an appropriate professional group
diplomatic minister
a diplomat representing one government to another; ranks below ambassador
member of a board of directors
Director of Central Intelligence
the head of the United States Intelligence Community and director of the Central Intelligence Agency
director of research
a supervisor in a research center
the person who directs the making of a film
someone who controls resources and expenditures
someone who supervises the actors and directs the action in the production of a show
dirt ball
a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect
dirty old man
a middle-aged man with lecherous inclinations
disagreeable person
a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
disagreeable woman
a woman who is an unpleasant person
someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes
someone who spends money to purchase goods or services
someone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms
someone who is the first to observe something
a participant in a formal discussion
diseased person
a person suffering from an illness
a person who removes tangles; someone who takes something out of a tangled state
someone who washes dishes
disinfestation officer
a workman employed to destroy or drive away vermin
dispatch rider
a messenger who carries military dispatches (usually on a motorcycle)
employee of a transportation company who controls the departures of vehicles according to weather conditions and in the interest of efficient service
the official who signals the beginning of a race or competition
a person who dispenses
disreputable person
someone lacking public esteem
a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives
someone who spreads the news
someone who distills alcoholic liquors
a painter who introduces distortions
someone who markets merchandise
district manager
a manager who supervises the sales activity for a district
a troubler who interrupts or interferes with peace and quiet; someone who causes disorder and commotion
ditch digger
a laborer who digs ditches
a distinguished female operatic singer; a female operatic star
someone who works underwater
someone who dives (into water)
divergent thinker
a thinker who moves away from the problem as stated and often has novel ideas and solutions
someone who commits sabotage or deliberately causes wrecks
a person who separates something into parts or groups
a taxonomist who classifies organisms into many groups on the basis of relatively minor characteristics
someone who claims to discover hidden knowledge with the aid of supernatural powers
divorce lawyer
a lawyer specializing in actions for divorce or annulment
divorced man
a man who is divorced from (or separated from) his wife
a divorced woman or a woman who is separated from her husband
dizygotic twin
either of two twins who developed from two separate fertilized eggs
a person who announces and plays popular recorded music
a native or inhabitant of Djibouti
Dmitri Dmitrievich Shostakovich
Russian composer best known for his fifteen symphonies (1906-1975)
Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleyev
Russian chemist who developed a periodic table of the chemical elements and predicted the discovery of several new elements (1834-1907)
someone devoted to the promotion of human welfare and to social reforms
a teacher at some universities
dock worker
a laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port
Doctor of the Church
(Roman Catholic Church) a title conferred on 33 saints who distinguished themselves through the orthodoxy of their theological teaching
a stubborn person of arbitrary or arrogant opinions
one who dodders from old age and weakness
a shifty deceptive person
someone whose style is out of fashion
informal term for a man
dog catcher
an employee of a municipal pound who is hired to round up stray dogs and cats
dog in the manger
someone who prevents you from enjoying something that they themselves have no need for
a dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman
formerly the chief magistrate in the republics of Venice and Genoa
a fighter pilot who engages in an aerial dogfights
a worker who has to do all the unpleasant or boring jobs that no one else wants to do
an adult with a long narrow head
a person who is not very bright
Domenikos Theotocopoulos
Spanish painter (born in Greece) remembered for his religious works characterized by elongated human forms and dramatic use of color (1541-1614)
domestic partner
a person (not necessarily a spouse) with whom you cohabit and share a long-term sexual relationship
domestic prelate
(Roman Catholic Church) a priest who is an honorary member of the papal household
a servant who is paid to perform menial tasks around the household
a dominating woman (especially one who plays that role in a sadomasochistic sexual relationship)
a clergyman; especially a settled minister or parson
Domingo de Guzman
(Roman Catholic Church) Spanish priest who founded an order whose members became known as Dominicans or Black Friars (circa 1170-1221)
a native or inhabitant of the Dominican Republic
a Spanish gentleman or nobleman
Don Juan
any successful womanizer (after the legendary profligate Spanish nobleman)
Don Juan
a legendary Spanish nobleman and philanderer who became the hero of many poems and plays and operas
Don Luchino Visconti Conte di Modrone
Italian filmmaker (1906-1976)
Don Quixote
any impractical idealist (after Cervantes' hero)
a person who responds `I don't know' in a public opinion poll
the head of an organized crime family
teacher at a university or college (especially at Cambridge or Oxford)
Donald Arthur Glaser
United States physicist who invented the bubble chamber to study subatomic particles (born in 1926)
Donald Barthelme
United States author of sometimes surrealistic stories (1931-1989)
Donald Robert Perry Marquis
humorist who wrote about the imaginary life of cockroaches (1878-1937)
an adherent of Donatism
Donato d'Agnolo Bramante
great Italian architect of the High Renaissance in Italy (1444-1514)
Donato di Betto Bardi
Florentine sculptor famous for his lifelike sculptures (1386-1466)
an Italian woman of rank
(medicine) someone who gives blood or tissue or an organ to be used in another person (the host)
door guard
someone who guards an entrance
the lowest of the minor Holy Orders in the unreformed Western Church but now suppressed by the Roman Catholic Church
an official stationed at the entrance of a courtroom or legislative chamber
a person who is physically weak and ineffectual
a member of one of four linguistic divisions of the prehistoric Greeks
Doris May Lessing
English author of novels and short stories who grew up in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) (born in 1919)
a dull stupid fatuous person
Dorothea Lange
United States photographer remembered for her portraits of rural workers during the Depression (1895-1965)
Dorothea Lynde Dix
United States social reformer who pioneered in the reform of prisons and in the treatment of the mentally ill; superintended women army nurses during the American Civil War (1802-1887)
Dorothy Leigh Sayers
English writer of detective fiction (1893-1957)
Dorothy Mary Crowfoot Hodgkin
English chemist (born in Egypt) who used crystallography to study the structure of organic compounds (1910-1994)
Dorothy Rothschild Parker
United States writer noted for her sharp wit (1893-1967)
someone who sleeps in any convenient place
an oldster in his dotage; someone whose age has impaired his intellect
double agent
a spy who works for two mutually antagonistic countries
double dipper
someone who draws two incomes from the government (usually by combining a salary and a pension)
someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor)
a stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts
someone who habitually doubts accepted beliefs
doubting Thomas
someone who demands physical evidence in order to be convinced (especially when this demand is out of place)
an American infantryman in World War I
Douglas Elton Fairbanks
United States film actor noted for his swashbuckling roles (1883-1939)
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
United States film actor; son of Douglas Elton Fairbanks, (1909-2000)
Douglas MacArthur
United States general who served as chief of staff and commanded Allied forces in the South Pacific during World War II; he accepted the surrender of Japan (1880-1964)
Douglas Moore
United States composer of works noted for their use of the American vernacular (1893-1969)
someone who prefers negotiations to armed conflict in the conduct of foreign relations
a widow holding property received from her deceased husband
Down Easter
a native or resident of Maine
a person who is destitute
someone who uses a divining rod to find underground water
a woman who is the senior member of a group
a person forced to flee from home or country
a licensed medical practitioner
a person who holds Ph.D. degree (or the equivalent) from an academic institution
Athenian lawmaker whose code of laws prescribed death for almost every offense (circa 7th century BC)
draft dodger
someone who is drafted and illegally refuses to serve
a writer of a draft
a skilled worker who draws plans of buildings or machines
an artist skilled at drawing
someone who pulls or tugs or drags in an effort to move something
an interpreter and guide in the Near East; in the Ottoman Empire in the 18th and 19th centuries a translator of European languages for the Turkish and Arab authorities and most dragomans were Greek (many reached high positions in the government)
a fiercely vigilant and unpleasant woman
a member of a European military unit formerly composed of heavily armed cavalrymen
drama critic
a critic of theatrical performances
someone who writes plays
a dealer in fabrics and sewing materials (and sometimes in clothing and drygoods)
a member of one of the aboriginal inhabitants of India
the person (or bank) who is expected to pay a check or draft when it is presented for payment
the person who writes a check or draft instructing the drawee to pay someone else
someone who speaks with a drawl
someone who is dreaming
a person who escapes into a world of fantasy
someone guided more by ideals than by practical considerations
Dred Scott
United States slave who sued for liberty after living in a non-slave state; caused the Supreme Court to declare the Missouri Compromise unconstitutional (1795?-1858)
a person who dresses in a particular way
dressmaker's model
someone who models dresses
someone who makes or mends dresses
a basketball player who is dribbling the ball to advance it
a person who dribbles
drill instructor
a noncommissioned officer who instructs recruits in military marching and discipline
a person who drinks liquids
a person who drinks alcoholic beverages (especially to excess)
someone whose talk is trivial drivel
the operator of a motor vehicle
a golfer who hits the golf ball with a driver
someone who drives animals that pull a vehicle
a football kicker who drops the ball and kicks it just as it reaches the ground
someone who quits school before graduation
someone who withdraws from a social group or environment
someone who drives a herd
a laborer who is obliged to do menial work
one who works hard at boring tasks
drug baron
a person who controls an organization dealing in illegal drugs
drug dealer
an unlicensed dealer in illegal drugs
a pre-Christian priest among the Celts of ancient Gaul and Britain and Ireland
drum major
the leader of a marching band or drum corps
drum majorette
a female drum major
drum majorette
a female baton twirler who accompanies a marching band
a fervent and even militant proponent of something
someone who plays a drum
someone who is intoxicated
a chronic drinker
someone arrested on the charge of being drunk and disorderly
an adherent of an esoteric monotheistic religious sect living in the relative security of the mountains of Syria and Lebanon who believes that Al-hakim was an incarnation of God
dry nurse
a nurse who cares for but does not suckle an infant
a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
an adherent of dualism
a resident of Dublin
Duc d'Elchingen
French marshal in the Napoleonic Wars (1769-1815)
the wife of a duke or a woman holding ducal title in her own right
Duchess of Ferrara
Italian noblewoman and patron of the arts (1480-1519)
Duchesse de Valentinois
French noblewoman who was the mistress of Henry II; she had more influence over him than did his wife Catherine de Medicis (1499-1566)
duck hunter
hunter of ducks
someone who is unsuccessful
Dudley Stuart John Moore
English actor and comedian who appeared on television and in films (born in 1935)
a person who fights duels
a woman chaperon
an incompetent or clumsy person
Dugald Stewart
Scottish philosopher and follower of Thomas Reid (1753-1828)
a British peer of the highest rank
a nobleman (in various countries) of high rank
Duke of Edinburgh
Englishman and husband of Elizabeth II (born 1921)
Duke of Lancaster
the fourth son of Edward III who was the effective ruler of England during the close of his father's reign and during the minority of Richard II; his son was Henry Bolingbroke (1340-1399)
Duke of Windsor
King of England and Ireland in 1936; his marriage to Wallis Warfield Simpson created a constitutional crisis leading to his abdication (1894-1972)
a woman who is a man's sweetheart
a person who does not talk
Duncan James Corrow Grant
Scottish painter; cousin of Lytton Strachey and member of the Bloomsbury Group (1885-1978)
an adherent of Baptistic doctrines (who practice baptism by immersion)
a basketball player who is able to make dunk shots
an eater who dips food into a liquid before eating it
a person who is tricked or swindled
Dustin Hoffman
versatile United States film actor (born in 1937)
someone employed to collect and dispose of refuse
Dutch uncle
a counselor who admonishes frankly and sternly
a person who is markedly small
an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious
Dwight David Eisenhower
United States general who supervised the invasion of Normandy and the defeat of Nazi Germany; 34th President of the United States (1890-1961)
Dwight Filley Davis
United States tennis player who donated the Davis Cup for international team tennis competition (1879-1945)
Dwight Lyman Moody
United States evangelist (1837-1899)
someone whose job is to dye cloth
Dylan Marlais Thomas
Welsh poet (1914-1953)
a person who uses dynamite in a revolutionary cause
a hereditary ruler
a person who has dyslexia
a person suffering from indigestion
E. G. Marshall
United States actor (1914-1998)
King of England who was renounced by Northumbria in favor of his brother Edgar (died in 959)
Eagle Scout
a Boy Scout who has earned many merit badges
Eamon de Valera
Irish statesman (born in the United States); as president of the Irish Free State he was responsible for the new constitution of 1937 that created the state of Eire (1882-1975)
ear doctor
a physician who specializes in the ear and its diseases
a British peer ranking below a marquess and above a viscount
Earl Marshal
an officer of the English peerage who organizes royal processions and other ceremonies
Earl of Leicester
an English nobleman who led the baronial rebellion against Henry III (1208-1265)
Earl of Warwick
English statesman; during the War of the Roses he fought first for the house of York and secured the throne for Edward IV and then changed sides to fight for the house of Lancaster and secured the throne for Henry VI (1428-1471)
Earl Warren
United States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1891-1974)
early bird
a person who gets up very early in the morning
early bird
a person who arrives early before others do
someone who earn wages in return for their labor
an inhabitant of the earth
East German
a native or inhabitant of the former republic of East Germany
East Indian
a native or inhabitant of the East Indies
a resident of the east side of Manhattan in New York City
Eastern Sioux
a member of the eastern branch of the Sioux
an inhabitant of an eastern area; especially of the U.S.
easy mark
a defenseless victim
someone who consumes food for nourishment
a secret listener to private conversations
a person with an unusual or odd personality
a performer who provides erotic entertainment by undressing to music
someone who selects according to the eclectic method
a biologist who studies the relation between organisms and their environment
an economist who uses statistical and mathematical methods
economic expert
an expert in the science of economics
economic libertarian
a libertarian who advocates maximizing individual rights and minimizing the role of the state
a frugal person who limits spending and avoids waste
a person with a thin body
a native or inhabitant of Ecuador
Eddy Merckx
Belgian racing cyclist who won the Tour de France five times (born in 1945)
the younger brother of Edwy who became king of Northumbria when it renounced Edwy; on Edwy's death he succeeded to the throne of England (944-975)
Edgar Albert Guest
United States journalist (born in England) noted for his syndicated homey verse (1881-1959)
Edgar Allan Poe
United States writer and poet (1809-1849)
Edgar Douglas Adrian
English physiologist who conducted research into the function of neurons; 1st baron of Cambridge (1889-1997)
Edgar Lee Masters
United States poet (1869-1950)
Edgar Rice Burroughs
United States novelist and author of the Tarzan stories (1875-1950)
Edgar Varese
United States composer (born in France) whose music combines dissonance with complex rhythms and the use of electronic techniques (1883-1965)
Edgard Lawrence Doctorow
United States novelist (born in 1931)
a person who puts finishing edges on a garment
Edith Giovanna Gassion
French cabaret singer (1915-1963)
Edith Louisa Cavell
English nurse who remained in Brussels after the German occupation in order to help Allied prisoners escape; was caught and executed by the Germans (1865-1915)
Edith Newbold Jones Wharton
United States novelist (1862-1937)
a person responsible for the editorial aspects of publication; the person who determines the final content of a text (especially of a newspaper or magazine)
Edmond Hoyle
English writer on card games (1672-1769)
Edmond Louis Antoine Huot de Goncourt
French writer who collaborated with his brother Jules de Goncourt on many books and who in his will established the Prix Goncourt (1822-1896)
Edmond Rostand
French dramatist and poet whose play immortalized Cyrano de Bergerac (1868-1918)
Edmund Burke
British statesman famous for his oratory; pleaded the cause of the American colonists in British Parliament and defended the parliamentary system (1729-1797)
Edmund Cartwright
English clergyman who invented the power loom (1743-1823)
Edmund Charles Edouard Genet
French diplomat who in 1793 tried to draw the United States into the war between France and England (1763-1834)
Edmund Halley
English astronomer who used Newton's laws of motion to predict the period of a comet (1656-1742)
Edmund Husserl
German philosopher who developed phenomenology (1859-1938)
Edmund I
king of the English who succeeded Athelstan; he drove out the Danes and made peace with Scotland (921-946)
Edmund Ironside
king of the English who led resistance to Canute but was defeated and forced to divide the kingdom with Canute (980-1016)
Edmund John Millington Synge
Irish poet and playwright whose plays are based on rural Irish life (1871-1909)
Edmund Kean
English actor noted for his portrayals of Shakespeare's great tragic characters (1789-1833)
Edmund Malone
English scholar remembered for his chronology of Shakespeare's plays and his editions of Shakespeare and Dryden (1741-1812)
Edmund Spenser
English poet who wrote an allegorical romance celebrating Elizabeth I in the Spenserian stanza (1552-1599)
Edmund Wilson
United States literary critic (1895-1972)
Edna Ferber
United States novelist; author of several popular novels (1887-1968)
Edna O'Brien
Irish writer (born in 1932)
Edna Saint Vincent Millay
United States poet (1892-1950)
a member of a west African people living in the tropical forest region of southern Nigeria
Edouard Manet
French painter whose work influenced the impressionists (1832-1883)
Edsel Bryant Ford
son of Henry Ford (1893-1943)
Eduard Buchner
German organic chemist who studied alcoholic fermentation and discovered zymase (1860-1917)
a learner who is enrolled in an educational institution
a specialist in the theory of education
someone who educates young people
Edvard Hagerup Grieg
Norwegian composer whose work was often inspired by Norwegian folk music (1843-1907)
Edvard Munch
Norwegian painter (1863-1944)
Edward Antony Richard Louis
third son of Elizabeth II (born in 1964)
Edward Bouverie Pusey
English theologian who (with John Henry Newman and John Keble) founded the Oxford movement (1800-1882)
Edward Calvin Kendall
United States biochemist who discovered cortisone (1886-1972)
Edward Douglas White Jr.
United States jurist appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1910 by President Taft; noted for his work on antitrust legislation (1845-1921)
Edward Durell Stone
United States architect (1902-1978)
Edward Estlin Cummings
United States writer noted for his typographically eccentric poetry (1894-1962)
Edward Everett Hale
prolific United States writer (1822-1909)
Edward Fitzgerald
English poet remembered primarily for his free translation of the poetry of Omar Khayyam (1809-1883)
Edward Franklin Albeen
United States dramatist (1928-)
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton
English writer of historical romances (1803-1873)
Edward Gibbon
English historian best known for his history of the Roman Empire (1737-1794)
Edward Goldenberg Robinson
United States film actor noted for playing gangster roles (1893-1973)
Edward Henry Harriman
United States railway tycoon (1848-1909)
Edward I
King of England from 1272 to 1307; conquered Wales (1239-1307)
Edward II
King of England from 1307 to 1327 and son of Edward I; was defeated at Bannockburn by the Scots led by Robert the Bruce; was deposed and died in prison (1284-1327)
Edward III
son of Edward II and King of England from 1327-1377; his claim to the French throne provoked the Hundred Years' War; his reign was marked by an epidemic of the Black Plague and by the emergence of the House of Commons as the powerful arm of British Parliament (1312-1377)
Edward IV
King of England from 1461 to 1470 and from 1471 to 1483; was dethroned in 1470 but regained the throne in 1471 by his victory at the battle of Tewkesbury (1442-1483)
Edward James Hughes
English poet (born in 1930)
Edward James Muggeridge
United States motion-picture pioneer remembered for his pictures of running horses taken with a series of still cameras (born in England) (1830-1904)
Edward Jean Steichen
United States photographer who pioneered artistic photography (1879-1973)
Edward Jenner
English physician who pioneered vaccination; Jenner inoculated people with small amounts of cowpox to prevent them from getting smallpox (1749-1823)
Edward Kennedy Ellington
United States jazz composer and piano player and bandleader (1899-1974)
Edward Lawrie Tatum
United States biochemist who discovered how genes act by regulating definite chemical events (1909-1975)
Edward Lear
British artist and writer of nonsense verse (1812-1888)
Edward Lee Thorndike
United States educational psychologist (1874-1949)
Edward MacDowell
United States composer best remembered as a composer of works for the piano (1860-1908)
Edward Osborne Wilson
United States entomologist who has generalized from social insects to other animals including humans (born in 1929)
Edward Roscoe Murrow
United States broadcast journalist remembered for his reports from London during World War II (1908-1965)
Edward Sapir
anthropologist and linguist; studied languages of North American Indians (1884-1939)
Edward Teller
United States physicist (born in Hungary) who worked on the first atom bomb and the first hydrogen bomb (1908-2003)
Edward Thatch
an English pirate who operated in the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coast of North America (died in 1718)
Edward the Elder
king of Wessex whose military success against the Danes made it possible for his son Athelstan to become the first king of all England (870-924)
Edward V
King of England who was crowned at the age of 13 on the death of his father Edward IV but was immediately confined to the Tower of London where he and his younger brother were murdered (1470-1483)
Edward Vernon Rickenbacker
the most decorated United States combat pilot in World War I (1890-1973)
Edward VI
King of England and Ireland from 1547 to 1553; son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour; died of tuberculosis (1537-1553)
Edward Vincent Sullivan
United States host on a well known television variety show (1902-1974)
Edward Weston
United States photographer(1886-1958)
Edward Williams Morley
United States chemist and physicist who collaborated with Michelson in the Michelson-Morley experiment (1838-1923)
Edward Winslow
English colonial administrator who traveled to America on the Mayflower and served as the first governor of the Plymouth Colony (1595-1655)
Edward Wyllis Scripps
United States newspaper publisher who founded an important press association; half-brother of James Edmund Scripps (1854-1926)
Edward Young
English poet (1683-1765)
someone belonging to (or as if belonging to) the era of Edward VII
king of Northumbria who was converted to Christianity (585-633)
Edwin Arlington Robinson
United States poet; author of narrative verse (1869-1935)
Edwin DuBois Hayward
United States writer (1885-1940)
Edwin Herbert Land
United States inventor who incorporated Polaroid film into lenses and invented the one step photographic process (1909-1991)
Edwin Powell Hubble
United States astronomer who discovered that (as the universe expands) the speed with which nebulae recede increases with their distance from the observer (1889-1953)
Eero Saarinen
United States architect (born in Finland) (1910-1961)
one who brings about a result or event; one who accomplishes a purpose
a former Turkish term of respect; especially for government officials
efficiency engineer
an expert in increasing the efficient use of machines and personnel
Efrem Zimbalist
United States violinist (born in Russia) (1889-1985)
a person who believes in the equality of all people
king of Wessex whose military victories made Wessex the most powerful kingdom in England (died in 839)
an intellectual; a very studious and academic person
a self-centered person with little regard for others
a conceited and self-centered person
an abnormally egotistical person
a native or inhabitant of Egypt
an archeologist who specializes in Egyptology
Eileen Farrell
United States operatic soprano noted for the clarity and power of her voice (1920-2002)
someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality
a speaker who utters a sudden exclamation
a man who ejaculates semen
a person who ousts or supplants someone else
El Libertador
Venezuelan statesman who led the revolt of South American colonies against Spanish rule; founded Bolivia in 1825 (1783-1830)
El Nino
the Christ child
a member of an ancient warlike people living in Elam east of Babylonia as early as 3000 BC
any of various church officers
elder hand
the card player on the dealer's left
elder statesman
an elderly statesman whose advice is sought be government leaders
elder statesman
any influential person whose advice is highly respected
a person who is older than you are
the offspring who came first in the order of birth
Eleanor Gwynne
English comedienne and mistress of Charles II (1650-1687)
Eleanor of Aquitaine
queen of France as the wife of Louis VII; that marriage was annulled in 1152 and she then married Henry II and became Queen of England (1122-1204)
elected official
official who won the office in a free election
any of the German princes who were entitled to vote in the election of new emperor of the Holy Roman Empire
a citizen who has a legal right to vote
electrical engineer
a person trained in practical applications of the theory of electricity
a person who installs or repairs electrical or telephone lines
an executioner who uses electricity to kill the condemned person
someone skilled in the use of electricity to remove moles or warts or hair roots
a plater who uses electrolysis
someone who specializes in the treatment of disease by electricity
the author of a mournful poem lamenting the dead
Eleonora Duse
Italian actress best known for her performances in tragic roles (1858-1924)
elevator boy
a man employed to operate an elevator
elevator girl
a girl employed to operate an elevator
elevator operator
an operator of an elevator
Eli Whitney
United States inventor of the mechanical cotton gin (1765-1825)
Elia Kazanjoglous
United States stage and screen director (born in Turkey) and believer in method acting (1909-2003)
Elias Canetti
English writer born in Germany (1905-1994)
Elias Howe
United States inventor who built early sewing machines and won suits for patent infringement against other manufacturers (including Isaac M. Singer) (1819-1867)
Eliel Saarinen
Finnish architect and city planner who moved to the United States in 1923; father of Eero Saarinen (1873-1950)
Eliezer Wiesel
United States writer (born in Romania) who survived Nazi concentration camps and is dedicated to keeping alive the memory of the Holocaust (born in 1928)
Elihu Thomson
United States electrical engineer (born in England) who in 1892 formed a company with Thomas Edison (1853-1937)
Elihu Yale
English philanthropist who made contributions to a college in Connecticut that was renamed in his honor (1649-1721)
a Hebrew prophet in the Old Testament who opposed the worship of idols; he was persecuted for rebuking Ahab and Jezebel (king and queen of Israel); he was taken up to heaven in a chariot of fire (circa 9th century BC)
Elijah Muhammad
leader of Black Muslims who campaigned for independence for Black Americans (1897-1975)
Elinor Morton Hoyt Wylie
United States poet (1885-1928)
Elisha Graves Otis
United States inventor who manufactured the first elevator with a safety device (1811-1861)
someone who believes in rule by an elite group
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
English poet best remembered for love sonnets written to her husband Robert Browning (1806-1861)
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
United States suffragist and feminist; called for reform of the practices that perpetuated sexual inequality (1815-1902)
Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson Gaskell
English writer who is remembered for her biography of Charlotte Bronte (1810-1865)
Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman
muckraking United States journalist who exposed bad conditions in mental institutions (1867-1922)
Elizabeth I
Queen of England from 1558 to 1603; daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn; she succeeded Mary I (who was a Catholic) and restored Protestantism to England; during her reign Mary Queen of Scots was executed and the Spanish Armada was defeated; her reign was marked by prosperity and literary genius (1533-1603)
Elizabeth II
daughter of George VI who became the Queen of England and Northern Ireland in 1952 on the death of her father (1926-)
Elizabeth Merriwether Gilmer
United States journalist who wrote a syndicated column of advice to the lovelorn (1870-1951)
Elizabeth Palmer Peabody
educator who founded the first kindergarten in the United States (1804-1894)
Elizabeth Sanderson Haldane
Scottish writer and sister of Richard Haldane and John Haldane (1862-1937)
Elizabeth Taylor
United States film actress (born in England) who was a childhood star; as an adult she often co-starred with Richard Burton (born in 1932)
a person who lived during the reign of Elizabeth I
Ella Fitzgerald
United States scat singer (1917-1996)
Ellen Price Wood
English writer of novels about murders and thefts and forgeries (1814-1887)
Elmer Ambrose Sperry
United States engineer and inventor of the gyrocompass (1860-1930)
Elmer Leopold Rice
United States playwright (1892-1967)
Elmore John Leonard
United States writer of thrillers (born in 1925)
a public speaker trained in voice production and gesture and delivery
Elsa Schiaparelli
fashion designer born in Italy who was noted for her use of synthetic materials and brilliant colors (1896-1973)
Elvis Aron Presley
United States rock singer whose many hit records and flamboyant style greatly influenced American popular music (1935-1977)
Elwyn Brooks White
United States writer noted for his humorous essays (1899-1985)
Ely Culbertson
United States authority on contract bridge whose books helped to popularize the game (1891-1955)
someone who frees others from bondage
Emanuel Swedenborg
Swedish theologian (1688-1772)
a mortician who treats corpses with preservatives
someone who ornaments with needlework
a woman embroiderer
a physician who specializes in embryology
a person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers)
a professor or minister who is retired from assigned duties
someone who leaves one country to settle in another
Emil Hermann Fischer
German chemist noted for work on synthetic sugars and the purines (1852-1919)
Emil Klaus Julius Fuchs
British physicist who was born in Germany and fled Nazi persecution; in the 1940s he passed secret information to the USSR about the development of the atom bomb in the United States (1911-1988)
Emile Coue
French psychotherapist who claimed that if one imagined one was getting better, one would get better (1857-1926)
Emile Durkheim
French sociologist and first professor of sociology at the Sorbonne (1858-1917)
Emile Gaboriau
French writer considered by some to be a founder of the detective novel (1832-1873)
Emile Zola
French novelist and critic; defender of Dreyfus (1840-1902)
Emiliano Zapata
Mexican revolutionary who led a revolt for agrarian reforms (1879-1919)
Emilie Charlotte le Breton
British actress and mistress of the prince who later became Edward VII (1853-1929)
Emily Dickinson
United States poet noted for her mystical and unrhymed poems (1830-1886)
Emily Jane Bronte
English novelist; one of three Bronte sisters (1818-1848)
Emily Price Post
United States female author who wrote a book and a syndicated newspaper column on etiquette (1872-1960)
eminence grise
(French) a person who exercises power or influence in certain areas without holding an official position
someone sent on a mission to represent the interests of someone else
Emma Goldman
United States anarchist (born in Russia) who opposed conscription; was deported to the Soviet Union in 1919 (1869-1940)
Emma Hart Willard
United States educator who was an early campaigner for higher education for women (1787-1870)
Emmett Kelly
United States circus clown (1898-1979)
Emmy Noether
German mathematician (1882-1935)
emotional person
a person subject to strong states of emotion
Greek philosopher who taught that all matter is composed of particles of fire and water and air and earth (fifth century BC)
the male ruler of an empire
Emperor Francis II
the last Holy Roman Emperor (1768-1835)
Emperor of Rome
sovereign of the Roman Empire
a philosopher who subscribes to empiricism
a person who is qualified and ready to work
a worker who is hired to perform a job
a person or firm that employs workers
employment agent
someone who runs an employment agency
a woman emperor or the wife of an emperor
empty nester
a parent whose children have grown up and left home
one related on the mother's side
a sorcerer or magician
a female sorcerer or magician
someone who enters by force in order to conquer
a person who compiles information for encyclopedias
(football) the person who plays at one end of the line of scrimmage
end man
a man at one end of a row of people
end user
the ultimate user for which something is intended
physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the endocrine system
a dentist specializing in diseases of the dental pulp and nerve
a heavy person with a soft and rounded body
a person who transfers his ownership interest in something by signing a check or negotiable security
someone who expresses strong approval
Enea Silvio Piccolomini
Italian pope from 1458 to 1464 who is remembered for his unsuccessful attempt to lead a crusade against the Turks (1405-1464)
a personal enemy
an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force)
enfant terrible
a person whose unconventional behavior embarrasses others
one whose job it is to execute unpleasant tasks for a superior
Engelbert Humperdinck
German composer of six operas and other incidental music (1854-1921)
engine driver
the operator of a railway locomotive
English Hippocrates
English physician (1624-1689)
English person
a native or inhabitant of England
English professor
someone who teaches English
a man who is a native or inhabitant of England
a woman who is a native or inhabitant of England
a printmaker who prints from an engraved printing plate
a skilled worker who can inscribe designs or writing onto a surface by carving or etching
a person who delights in having or using or experiencing something
enlisted man
a male enlisted person in the armed forces
enlisted officer
a military officer appointed from enlisted personnel
enlisted person
a serviceman who ranks below a commissioned officer
enlisted woman
a female enlisted person in the armed forces
any new member or supporter (as in the armed forces)
a specialist in wine making
someone who appreciates wine
Enrico Caruso
outstanding Italian operatic tenor (1873-1921)
Enrico Fermi
Italian nuclear physicist (in the United States after 1939) who worked on artificial radioactivity caused by neutron bombardment and who headed the group that in 1942 produced the first controlled nuclear reaction (1901-1954)
a person who enrolls in (or is enrolled in) a class or course of study
a person who holds a commissioned rank in the United States Navy or the United States Coast Guard; below lieutenant junior grade
ENT man
a specialist in the disorders of the ear or nose or throat
someone who organizes a business venture and assumes the risk for it
a person who tries to please or amuse
a person having a strong liking for something
an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity
one who enters a competition
someone who enters
any new participant in some activity
a diplomat having less authority than an ambassador
a person who is trained in or engaged in enzymology
the governor or prefect of an eparchy in ancient Greece
a bishop or metropolitan in charge of an eparchy in the Eastern Church
a resident of the ancient Greek city of Ephesus
Greek philosopher who was a Stoic (circa 50-130)
Greek philosopher who believed that the world is a random combination of atoms and that pleasure is the highest good (341-270 BC)
a medical scientist who studies the transmission and control of epidemic diseases
an inferior imitator of some distinguished writer, artist, or musician
a person who has epilepsy
a member of the Episcopal church
a specialist in epistemology
a personal attendant of the British royal family
an official charged with the care of the horses of princes or nobles
a man skilled in equitation
a respondent who avoids giving a clear direct answer
someone who exterminates (especially someone whose occupation is the extermination of troublesome rodents and insects)
Greek mathematician and astronomer who estimated the circumference of the earth and the distances to the Moon and sun (276-194 BC)
a Christian recluse
Eric Arthur Blair
imaginative British writer concerned with social justice (1903-1950)
Erica Jong
United States writer (born in 1942)
Erich Mendelsohn
German architect who migrated to Palestine in 1937 (1887-1953)
Erich von Stroheim
United States film actor (born in Austria) (1885-1957)
a member of an Iroquoian people formerly living on the south shore of Lake Erie in northern Ohio and northwest Pennsylvania and western New York
Erik Adolf von Willebrand
Finnish physician who first described vascular hemophilia (1870-1949)
Erik Alfred Leslie Satie
French composer noted for his experimentalism and rejection of Romanticism (1866-1925)
Erik Axel Karlfeldt
Swedish poet whose works incorporate Swedish customs and folklore (1864-1931)
a native or inhabitant of Eritrea
Erle Stanley Gardner
writer of detective novels featuring Perry Mason (1889-1970)
Ernest Bevin
British labor leader and statesman who played an important role in diplomacy after World War II (1884-1951)
Ernest Bloch
United States composer (born in Switzerland) who composed symphonies and chamber music and choral music and a piano sonata and an opera (1880-1959)
Ernest Hemingway
an American writer of fiction who won the Nobel prize for literature in 1954 (1899-1961)
Ernest Orlando Lawrence
United States physicist who developed the cyclotron (1901-1958)
Ernest Solvay
Belgian chemist who developed the Solvay process and built factories exploiting it (1838-1922)
Ernest Thomas Sinton Walton
Irish physicist who (with Sir John Cockcroft in 1931) first split an atom (1903-1995)
Ernestine Schumann-Heink
United States operatic contralto (1861-1936)
Ernesto Guevara
an Argentine revolutionary leader who was Fidel Castro's chief lieutenant in the Cuban revolution; active in other Latin American countries; was captured and executed by the Bolivian army (1928-1967)
Ernst Cassirer
German philosopher concerned with concept formation in the human mind and with symbolic forms in human culture generally (1874-1945)
Ernst Heinrich Haeckel
German biologist and philosopher; advocated Darwinism and formulated the theory of recapitulation; was an exponent of materialistic monism (1834-1919)
Ernst Heinrich Weber
German physiologist who studied sensory responses to stimuli and is considered the father of psychophysics (1795-1878)
Ernst Lubitsch
German filmmaker of sophisticated comedies (1892-1947)
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
German expressionist painter (1880-1938)
Ernst Mach
Austrian physicist and philosopher who introduced the Mach number and who founded logical positivism (1838-1916)
Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann
German writer of fantastic tales (1776-1822)
Ernst Werner von Siemens
German electrical engineer (1816-1892)
an erotic person
errand boy
a boy who earns money by running errands
Erskine Preston Caldwell
United States author remembered for novels about poverty and degeneration (1903-1987)
Erwin Panofsky
art historian (1892-1968)
Erwin Rommel
German field marshal noted for brilliant generalship in North Africa during World War II (1891-1944)
Erwin Schrodinger
Austrian physicist who discovered the wave equation (1887-1961)
(Old Testament) the eldest son of Isaac who would have inherited the covenant that God made with Abraham and that Abraham passed on to Isaac; he traded his birthright to his twin brother Jacob for a mess of pottage
someone who gains access by the use of ladders
escape expert
an entertainer who is expert in the art of escaping
someone who escapes
a theologian who specializes in eschatology
an attendant who is employed to accompany someone
Esme Stuart Lennox Robinson
Irish playwright and theater manager in Dublin (1886-1958)
espionage agent
someone employed to spy on another country or business competitor
a member of a people inhabiting the Arctic (northern Canada or Greenland or Alaska or eastern Siberia); the Algonquians called them Eskimo (`eaters of raw flesh') but they call themselves the Inuit (`the people')
a title of respect for a member of the English gentry ranking just below a knight; placed after the name
(Middle Ages) an attendant and shield bearer to a knight; a candidate for knighthood
a writer of literary works
a member of a North American Indian people living on the California coast near Monterey
a member of an ascetic Jewish sect around the time of Jesus
estate agent
a person who is authorized to act as an agent for the sale of land
(Old Testament) a beautiful Jewess chosen by the king of Persia to be his queen; she stopped a plot to massacre all the Jews in Persia (an event celebrated by Jews as the feast of Purim)
Esther Hobart McQuigg Slack Morris
United States suffragist in Wyoming (1814-1902)
someone who etches
Ethan Allen
a soldier of the American Revolution whose troops helped capture Fort Ticonderoga from the British (1738-1789)
Ethel Barrymore
United States actress; daughter of Maurice Barrymore and Georgiana Barrymore (1879-1959)
Ethel Merman
United States singer who appeared in several musical comedies (1909-1984)
Ethel Waters
United States actress and singer (1896-1977)
Anglo-Saxon king of Kent who was converted to Christianity by Saint Augustine; codified English law (552-616)
Ethelred I
king of Wessex and Kent and elder brother of Alfred; Alfred joined Ethelred's battle against the invading Danes and succeeded him on his death (died in 871)
Ethelred the Unready
king of the English who succeeded to the throne after his half-brother Edward the Martyr was murdered; he struggled unsuccessfully against the invading Danes (969-1016)
a philosopher who specializes in ethics
a native or inhabitant of Ethiopia
the ruler of a province (as in the Roman Empire and Byzantine Empire) or certain religious rulers with secular authority
a person who is a member of an ethnic group
an anthropologist who does ethnography
an anthropologist who studies ethnology
a zoologist who studies the behavior of animals in their natural habitats
Etienne-Louis Arthur Fallot
French physician who described cardiac anomalies including Fallot's tetralogy (1850-1911)
a student enrolled in (or graduated from) Eton College
a native or inhabitant of ancient Etruria; the Etruscans influenced the Romans (who had suppressed them by about 200 BC)
a lexicographer who specializes in etymology
Greek geometer (3rd century BC)
Eudora Welty
United States writer about rural southern life (1909-2001)
Eugene Curran Kelly
United States dancer who performed in many musical films (1912-1996)
Eugene Gladstone O'Neill
United States playwright (1888-1953)
Eugene Ionesco
French dramatist (born in Romania) who was a leading exponent of the theater of the absurd (1912-1994)
Eugene Luther Vidal
United States writer (born in 1925)
Eugene Ormandy
United States conductor (born in Hungary) (1899-1985)
Eugene Paul Wigner
United States physicist (born in Hungary) noted for his work on the structure of the atom and its nucleus (1902-1995)
Eugene Sue
French writer whose novels described the sordid side of city life (1804-1857)
Eugene Victor Debs
United States labor organizer who ran for President as a socialist (1855-1926)
Eugenio Pacelli
pope who maintained neutrality during World War II and was later criticized for not aiding the Jews who were persecuted by Hitler (1876-1958)
an orator who delivers eulogies or panegyrics
a person of mixed European and African descent
a person of mixed European and Asian descent
one of the greatest tragic dramatists of ancient Greece (480-406 BC)
a native or inhabitant of Europe
Eusebius of Caesarea
Christian bishop of Caesarea in Palestine; a church historian and a leading early Christian exegete (circa 270-340)
Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus
(Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian Church whose major work was his translation of the Scriptures from Hebrew and Greek into Latin (which became the Vulgate); a saint and Doctor of the Church (347-420)
Eva Braun
the German mistress of Adolf Hitler (1910-1945)
Eva Le Gallienne
United States actress (born in England) (1899-1991)
a person who has been evacuated from a dangerous place
an authority who is able to estimate worth or quality
(when capitalized) any of the spiritual leaders who are assumed to be authors of the Gospels in the New Testament: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John
a preacher of the Christian gospel
Evangelista Torricelli
Italian physicist who invented the mercury barometer (1608-1647)
Evariste Galois
French mathematician who described the conditions for solving polynomial equations; was killed in a duel at the age of 21 (1811-1832)
(Old Testament) Adam's wife in Judeo-Christian mythology: the first woman and mother of the human race; God created Eve from Adam's rib and placed Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden
Evelyn Arthur Saint John Waugh
English author of satirical novels (1903-1966)
event planner
someone who plans social events as a profession (usually for government or corporate officials)
the ordinary person
a person who sins (without repenting)
a person who believes in organic evolution
a member of a people living in southern Benin and Togo and southeastern Ghana
a member of the people inhabiting an area of northern Mongolia and eastern Siberia
a man who was formerly a certain woman's husband
a woman who was formerly a particular man's wife
a man who is no longer a woman's boyfriend
a former gambler
a former mayor
a former president
a person who has served in the armed forces
a person who was formerly a spouse
someone who is tested (as by an intelligence test or an academic examination)
an investigator who observes carefully
someone who administers a test to determine your qualifications
a viceroy who governed a large province in the Roman Empire
a bishop in eastern Christendom who holds a place below a patriarch but above a metropolitan
a bishop in one of several Eastern Orthodox Churches in North America
a workman who excavates for foundations of buildings or for quarrying
a title used to address dignitaries (such as ambassadors or governors); usually preceded by `Your' or `His' or `Her'
one whose business is to exchange the money of one country for that of another country
a thinker who considers carefully and thoroughly
a tourist who is visiting sights of interest
a person who pardons or forgives or excuses a fault or offense
a performer (usually of musical works)
an official who inflicts capital punishment in pursuit of a warrant
executive officer
the officer second in command
executive secretary
a secretary having administrative duties and responsibilities
executive vice president
a vice president holding executive power
a person responsible for the administration of a business
a person appointed by a testator to carry out the terms of the will
a woman executor
a person skilled in exegesis (especially of religious texts)
someone who organizes an exhibit for others to see
someone with a compulsive desire to expose the genitals
someone who deliberately behaves in such a way as to attract attention
a person who is voluntarily absent from home or country
existential philosopher
a philosopher who emphasizes freedom of choice and personal responsibility but who regards human existence in a hostile universe as unexplainable
a dentist specializing in the extraction of teeth
someone who practices exorcism
a person who spits (ejects saliva or phlegm from the mouth)
a research worker who conducts experiments
a person who enjoys testing innovative ideas
a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
expert witness
a witness who has knowledge not normally possessed by the average person concerning the topic that he is to testify about
a person who uses something or someone selfishly or unethically
someone who expounds and interprets or explains
a businessperson who transports goods abroad (for sale)
a person who explains
an artist who is an adherent of expressionism
a nonresident doctor or medical student; connected with a hospital but not living there
someone who communicates high praise
a minor actor in crowd scenes
(psychology) a person concerned more with practical realities than with inner thoughts and feelings
extreme right-winger
an extreme conservative; an opponent of progress or liberalism
a person who holds extreme views
eye doctor
a medical doctor specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the eye
a strikingly beautiful woman
eyeglass wearer
a person who wears spectacles in order to see better
a member of the Caddo people of northeastern Texas
a spectator who can describe what happened
a Hebrew prophet of the 6th century BC who was exiled to Babylon in 587 BC
a Jewish priest and scribe sent by the Persian king to restore Jewish law and worship in Jerusalem
Ezra Cornell
United States businessman who unified the telegraph system in the United States and who in 1865 (with Andrew D. White) founded Cornell University (1807-1874)
Ezra Loomis Pound
United States writer who lived in Europe; strongly influenced the development of modern literature (1885-1972)
a member of the Fabian Society in Britain
someone who tells lies
a person who tells or invents fables
a part of a person that is used to refer to a person
someone who makes progress easier
factory worker
a workman in a mill or factory
a servant employed to do a variety of jobs
a person who subscribes to a variety of fads
offensive term for a homosexual man
Fahd ibn Abdel Aziz al-Saud
king of Saudi Arabia from 1982 to 2005 (1923-2005)
a person with a record of failing; someone who loses consistently
fair game
a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence
fairy godmother
a generous benefactor
Faisal ibn Abdel Aziz al-Saud
king of Saudi Arabia from 1964 to 1975 (1906-1975)
a person who makes deceitful pretenses
a Muslim or Hindu mendicant monk who is regarded as a holy man
a Spanish member of General Franco's political party
a person who breeds and trains hawks and who follows the sport of falconry
a person who falls
a person who fells trees
false witness
a person who deliberately gives false testimony
someone who falsifies
a person attached to the household of a high official (as a pope or bishop) who renders service in return for support
family doctor
a general practitioner who treats all the family members
family man
a man whose family is of major importance in his life
a person having kinship with another or others
a close attendant (as to a scholar)
an enthusiastic devotee of sports
a person motivated by irrational enthusiasm (as for a cause)
fancy man
someone who procures customers for whores (in England they call a pimp a ponce)
fancy man
a woman's lover
fancy woman
an adulterous woman; a woman who has an ongoing extramarital sexual relationship with a man
Fannie Merritt Farmer
an expert on cooking whose cookbook has undergone many editions (1857-1915)
a creator of fantasies
someone who predicts the future
a paying (taxi) passenger
farm boy
a boy who has grown up on a farm
farm girl
a girl who has grown up on a farm
farm worker
a hired hand on a farm
a person who operates a farm
a woman working on a farm
Farouk I
king of Egypt who in 1952 was ousted by a military coup d'etat (1920-1965)
a person who shoes horses
a person of Iranian descent
an adherent of fascism or other authoritarian views
an Italian fascist under Mussolini
fashion arbiter
someone who popularizes a new fashion
fashion consultant
someone who advises you about fashionable clothing
fashion model
a woman who wears clothes to display fashions
a person who fastens or makes fast
fat cat
a wealthy and privileged person
`Father' is a term of address for priests in some churches (especially the Roman Catholic Church or the Orthodox Catholic Church); `Padre' is frequently used in the military
a person who holds an important or distinguished position in some organization
Father Christmas
the legendary patron saint of children; an imaginary being who is thought to bring presents to children at Christmas
father figure
a man who takes over all the functions of the real father
Father of Radio
United States electrical engineer who in 1907 patented the first triode vacuum tube, which made it possible to detect and amplify radio waves (1873-1961)
Father of the Church
(Christianity) any of about 70 theologians in the period from the 2nd to the 7th century whose writing established and confirmed official church doctrine; in the Roman Catholic Church some were later declared saints and became Doctor of the Church; the best known Latin Church Fathers are Ambrose, Augustine, Gregory the Great, and Jerome; those who wrote in Greek include Athanasius, Basil, Gregory Nazianzen, and John Chrysostom
Father of the Submarine
American inventor who in 1775 designed a man-propelled submarine that was ineffectual but subsequently earned him recognition as a submarine pioneer (1742-1824)
the founder of a family
a man (often a powerful or influential man) who arouses emotions usually felt for your real father and with whom you identify psychologically
the father of your spouse
youngest daughter of the prophet Mohammed and wife of the fourth calif Ali; revered especially by Shiite Muslims (606-632)
Fausto Paolo Sozzini
Italian theologian who argued against Trinitarianism (1539-1604)
a member of a group of French painters who followed fauvism
favorite son
a United States politician favored mainly in his or her home state
a competitor thought likely to win
FBI agent
a special law-enforcement agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
a professional boxer who weighs between 123 and 126 pounds
weighs 126-139 pounds
an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 126 pounds
any federal law-enforcement officer
Federal soldier
a member of the Union Army during the American Civil War
an advocate of federalism
a member of a former political party in the United States that favored a strong centralized federal government
Federico Fellini
Italian filmmaker (1920-1993)
Felix Klein
German mathematician who created the Klein bottle (1849-1925)
an agricultural laborer in Arab countries
a member of a pastoral and nomadic people of western Africa; they are traditionally cattle herders of Muslim faith
a member of a learned society
fellow member
one of the persons who compose a social group (especially individuals who have joined and participate in a group organization)
fellow traveler
a communist sympathizer (but not a member of the Communist Party)
a person who kills himself intentionally
female aristocrat
a woman who is an aristocrat
female child
a youthful female person
female monarch
a female sovereign ruler
female offspring
a child who is female
female parent
a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother)
female sibling
a person's sister
a person who belongs to the sex that can have babies
a supporter of feminism
a dealer in stolen property
a person who won't take sides in a controversy
someone skilled at fencing
a neutral or uncommitted person (especially in politics)
Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky
Russian novelist who wrote of human suffering with humor and psychological insight (1821-1881)
feral man
a person who is not socialized
Ferdinand de Saussure
Swiss linguist and expert in historical linguistics whose lectures laid the foundations for synchronic linguistics (1857-1913)
Ferdinand I
Holy Roman Emperor and king of Hungary and Bohemia (1503-1564)
Ferdinand II
Holy Roman Emperor and king of Bohemia and Hungary who waged war against Protestant forces (1578-1637)
Ferdinand III
Holy Roman Emperor and king of Hungary and Bohemia who signed the Peace of Westphalia ending the Thirty Years' War (1608-1657)
Ferdinand Joseph La Menthe Morton
United States jazz musician who moved from ragtime to New Orleans jazz (1885-1941)
Ferdinand Julius Cohn
German botanist who is generally recognized as founding bacteriology when he recognized bacteria as plants
Ferdinand Magellan
Portuguese navigator in the service of Spain; he commanded an expedition that was the first to circumnavigate the world (1480-1521)
Ferdinand the Catholic
the king of Castile and Aragon who ruled jointly with his wife Isabella; his marriage to Isabella I in 1469 marked the beginning of the modern state of Spain and their capture of Granada from the Moors in 1492 united Spain as one country; they instituted the Spanish Inquisition in 1478 and supported the expedition of Christopher Columbus in 1492 (1452-1516)
Ferdinand the Great
king of Castile and Leon who achieved control of the Moorish kings of Saragossa and Seville and Toledo (1016-1065)
Ferdinand Victor Eugene Delacroix
French romantic painter (1798-1863)
Ferenc Molnar
Hungarian playwright (1878-1952)
Fernand Leger
French painter who was an early cubist (1881-1955)
a man who operates a ferry
one who engages in fetishism (especially of a sexual nature)
feudal lord
a man of rank in the ancient regime
a person holding a fief; a person who owes allegiance and service to a feudal lord
a man who is engaged to be married
an unskilled person who tries to fix or mend
someone who manipulates in a nervous or unconscious manner
a musician who plays the violin
Fidel Castro Ruz
Cuban socialist leader who overthrew a dictator in 1959 and established a Marxist socialist state in Cuba (born in 1927)
a person who holds assets in trust for a beneficiary
field general
(football) the person who plays quarterback
field judge
a football official
field marshal
an officer holding the highest rank in the army
a member of the baseball team that is in the field instead of at bat
a member of the cricket team that is fielding rather than batting
a researcher who works in the field
fifth columnist
a member of a clandestine subversive organization who tries to help a potential invader
fighter pilot
a military or naval pilot of fighter planes
Fighting Joe Hooker
United States general in the Union Army who was defeated at Chancellorsville by Robert E. Lee (1814-1879)
a well-known or notable person
a person used as a cover for some questionable activity
a native or inhabitant of Fiji
file clerk
a clerk who is employed to maintain the files of an organization
a party who files a notice with a law court
a legislator who gives long speeches in an effort to delay or obstruct legislation that he (or she) opposes
a parent who murders his own son or daughter
a native or inhabitant of the Philippines
Filippino Lippi
Italian painter and son of Fra Filippo Lippi (1457-1504)
Filippo Brunelleschi
Florentine architect who was the first great architect of the Italian Renaissance (1377-1446)
a young female
film maker
a producer of motion pictures
film star
a star who plays leading roles in the cinema
film writer
someone who writes screenplays
a deceiver who uses crafty misleading methods
a contestant who reaches the final stages of a competition
finance minister
the minister responsible for state finances
financial analyst
an analyst who studies the financial performance of corporations
financial officer
an officer charged with receiving and disbursing funds
a person skilled in large scale financial transactions
someone who comes upon something after searching
fingerprint expert
a specialist in identifying fingerprints
a worker who performs the last step in a manufacturing process
a painter who applies a finishing coat
a racing driver who finishes a race
a native or inhabitant of Finland
fire chief
the head of a fire department
fire fighter
a member of a fire department who tries to extinguish fires
fire marshall
an official who is responsible for the prevention and investigation of fires
fire walker
someone who walks barefoot on burning coals
fire warden
an official who is responsible for managing and protecting an area of forest
fire watcher
(during World War II in Britain) someone whose duty was to watch for fires caused by bombs dropped from the air
a performer who pretends to swallow fire
a belligerent grouch
someone who deliberately foments trouble
a pitcher who does not start the game
a laborer who tends fires (as on a coal-fired train or steamship)
First Baron Kelvin
British physicist who invented the Kelvin scale of temperature and pioneered undersea telegraphy (1824-1907)
First Baron Marks of Broughton
English businessman who created a retail chain (1888-1964)
First Baron Passfield
English sociologist and economist and a central member of the Fabian Society (1859-1947)
First Baron Rutherford of Nelson
British physicist (born in New Zealand) who discovered the atomic nucleus and proposed a nuclear model of the atom (1871-1937)
first baseman
(baseball) the person who plays first base
First Duke of Marlborough
English general considered one of the greatest generals in history (1650-1722)
First Duke of Wellington
British general and statesman; he defeated Napoleon at Waterloo; subsequently served as Prime Minister (1769-1852)
First Earl Kitchener of Khartoum
British field marshal (1850-1916)
First Earl of Beaconsfield
British statesman who as Prime Minister bought controlling interest in the Suez Canal and made Queen Victoria the empress of India (1804-1881)
First Earl of Chatham
English statesman who brought the Seven Years' War to an end (1708-1778)
First Earl of Orford
Englishman and Whig statesman who (under George I) was effectively the first British prime minister (1676-1745)
first lady
the wife of a chief executive
first lady
the leading woman in an art or profession
First Lord of the Treasury
the British cabinet minister responsible for economic strategy
First Marquess Cornwallis
commander of the British forces in the American War of Independence; was defeated by American and French troops at Yorktown (1738-1805)
first mate
the officer below the master on a commercial ship
first offender
someone convicted for the first time
first sergeant
a sergeant in the Army above the rank of staff sergeant and below master sergeant
First Viscount Haldane of Cloan
Scottish statesman and brother of Elizabeth and John Haldane (1856-1928)
First Viscount Nuffield
British industrialist who manufactured automobiles and created a philanthropic foundation (1877-1963)
someone habitually a spectator at the openings of theatrical productions
one who is first-rate
someone whose occupation is catching fish
someone who sells fish
someone who fits a garment to a particular person
five-star admiral
an admiral of the highest rank
someone who intervenes with authorities for a person in trouble (usually using underhand or illegal methods for a fee)
a skilled worker who mends or repairs things
a regular patron
a slick spokesperson who can turn any criticism to the advantage of their employer
flag captain
the captain of a flagship
flag officer
a senior naval officer above the rank of captain
a person who whips himself as a religious penance
a person who is whipped or whips himself for sexual gratification
a priest who served a particular deity in ancient Rome
a soldier who is a member of a detachment assigned to guard the flanks of a military formation
a back stationed wide of the scrimmage line; used as a pass receiver
a young woman in the 1920s who flaunted her unconventional conduct and dress
flash in the pan
someone who enjoys transient success but then fails
a policeman who patrols a given region
an associate who shares an apartment with you
someone who plays the flute
Flavius Claudius Julianus
Roman Emperor and nephew of Constantine; he restored paganism as the official religion of the Roman Empire and destroyed Christian temples but his decision was reversed after his death (331?-363)
Flavius Valerius Constantinus
Emperor of Rome who stopped the persecution of Christians and in 324 made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire; in 330 he moved his capital from Rome to Byzantium and renamed it Constantinople (280-337)
someone who flees from an uncongenial situation
a native of Flanders or a Flemish-speaking Belgian
a female fool
someone who travels by air
flight attendant
an attendant on an airplane
flight engineer
the flight crewman responsible for mechanical operation while in flight
flight surgeon
a medical officer specializing in aviation medicine
a swimmer who floats in the water
a voter who votes illegally at different polling places in the same election
an employee who is reassigned from job to job as needed
floating voter
a voter who has no allegiance to any political party and whose unpredictable decisions can swing the outcome of an election one way or the other
a torturer who flogs or scourges (especially an official whose duty is to whip offenders)
floor leader
the legislator who organizes his party's strategy
an employee of a retail store who supervises sales personnel and helps with customer problems
a prostitute who attracts customers by walking the streets
Florence Nightingale
English nurse remembered for her work during the Crimean War (1820-1910)
a native or resident of Florence, Italy
Florenz Ziegfeld
United States theatrical producer noted for a series of extravagant revues known as the Ziegfeld Follies (1869-1932)
a native or resident of Florida
someone who grows and deals in flowers
someone who jeers or mocks or treats something with contempt or calls out in derision
flower child
someone who rejects the established culture; advocates extreme liberalism in politics and lifestyle
flower girl
a young girl who carries flowers in a (wedding) procession
flower girl
a woman who sells flowers in the street
Floyd Bennett
United States aviator who (with Richard E. Byrd) piloted the first flight over the North Pole (1890-1928)
a male servant (especially a footman)
a person of unquestioning obedience
a debtor who flees to avoid paying
an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 112 pounds
weighs no more than 115 pounds
an officer holding the rank of major or lieutenant colonel or colonel
folk dancer
someone who does folk dances
folk poet
a folk writer who composes in verse
folk singer
a singer of folk songs
folk writer
a writer of folktales
a person who accepts the leadership of another
someone who travels behind or pursues another
a molester who touches the intimate parts of the victim
a lover who gently fondles and caresses the loved one
food faddist
a person who adheres briefly to different diets
food manufacturer
a person who manufactures food products
a professional clown employed to entertain a king or nobleman in the Middle Ages
a person who lacks good judgment
a member of a surveillance team who works on foot or rides as a passenger
foot soldier
fights on foot with small arms
foot soldier
an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
football coach
a coach of football players
football hero
a football player who has achieved a reputation for success
football official
an official who enforces the rules at a football game
football player
an athlete who plays American football
a person who travels by foot
a man employed as a servant in a large establishment (as a palace) to run errands and do chores
a highwayman who robs on foot
someone who hunts for food and provisions
a person from whom you are descended
one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority
Ford Hermann Hueffer
English writer and editor (1873-1939)
someone who makes predictions of the future (usually on the basis of special knowledge)
person from an earlier time who contributed to the tradition shared by some group
foreign agent
a spy for a foreign country
foreign correspondent
a journalist who sends news reports and commentary from a foreign country for publication or broadcast
foreign minister
a government minister for foreign relations
someone who is excluded from or is not a member of a group
a woman who is foreperson of a jury
a man who is foreperson of a jury
a woman ancestor
the presiding member of the jury and the one who speaks on their behalf
a person who goes before or announces the coming of another
a woman in charge of a group of workers
someone who operates a forge
forgetful person
a flighty and disorganized person
fortune hunter
a person who seeks wealth through marriage
fortune teller
a person who foretells your personal future
a miner who took part in the California gold rush in 1849
the person who plays the position of forward in certain games, such as basketball, soccer, or hockey
forward passer
(football) a ball carrier who tries to gain ground by throwing a forward pass
a specialist in paleontology
foster brother
your foster brother is a male who is not a son of your parents but who is raised by your parents
foster child
a child who is raised by foster parents
foster daughter
someone who is raised as a daughter although not related by birth
foster father
a man who is a foster parent
foster mother
a woman who is a foster parent and raises another's child
foster parent
a person who acts as parent and guardian for a child in place of the child's natural parents but without legally adopting the child
foster sister
your foster sister is a female who is not a daughter of your parents but who is raised by your parents
foster son
someone who is raised as a son although not related by birth
a nurse who raises another woman's child as her own
a worker who makes metal castings
Founding Father
a member of the Constitutional Convention that drafted the United States Constitution in 1787
a woman founder
four-minute man
someone who has run the mile in less that 4 minutes
Fourth Earl of Chesterfield
suave and witty English statesman remembered mostly for letters to his son (1694-1773)
Fourth Earl of Orford
English writer and historian; son of Sir Robert Walpole (1717-1797)
someone who hunts wild birds for food
a member of an Algonquian people formerly living west of Lake Michigan along the Fox River
fox hunter
a mounted hunter who follows the hounds in pursuit of a fox
Fra Filippo Lippi
Italian painter whose works show a three-dimensional style (1406-1469)
someone who writes a new law or plan
someone who makes frames (as for pictures)
a sharpshooter (in the French army)
Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett
United States writer (born in England) remembered for her novels for children (1849-1924)
Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard
United States advocate of temperance and women's suffrage (1839-1898)
Frances Wright
United States early feminist (born in Scotland) (1795-1852)
Francesco della Rovere
Italian pope from 1471 to 1484 who consented to the establishment of the Spanish Inquisition and built the Sistine Chapel (1414-1484)
Francesco Petrarca
an Italian poet famous for love lyrics (1304-1374)
Francis Albert Sinatra
United States singer and film actor (1915-1998)
Francis Beaumont
English dramatist who collaborated with John Fletcher (1584-1616)
Francis Edgar Stanley
United States inventor who built a steam-powered automobile (1849-1918)
Francis Everett Townsend
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)
Francis Ferdinand
archduke of Austria and heir apparent to Francis Joseph I; his assassination at Sarajevo triggered the outbreak of World War I (1863-1914)
Francis Ford Coppola
United States filmmaker (born in 1939)
Francis Henry Compton Crick
English biochemist who (with Watson in 1953) helped discover the helical structure of DNA (1916-2004)
Francis Hopkinson
American Revolutionary leader and patriot; a signer of the Declaration of Independence (1737-1791)
Francis Joseph I
emperor of Austria and king of Hungary; was defeated by Napoleon III at the battle of Magenta (1830-1916)
Francis Peyton Rous
United States pathologist who discovered viruses that cause tumors (1879-1970)
Francis Poulenc
French pianist and composer (1899-1963)
Francis Richard Stockton
United States writer (1834-1902)
Francis Scott Key
United States lawyer and poet who wrote a poem after witnessing the British attack on Baltimore during the War of 1812; the poem was later set to music and entitled `The Star-Spangled Banner' (1779-1843)
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald
United States author whose novels characterized the Jazz Age in the United States (1896-1940)
Francis Turner Palgrave
English poet (1824-1897)
Francisco Fernandez de Cordova
Spanish explorer who discovered Yucatan (1475-1526)
Francisco Franco
Spanish general whose armies took control of Spain in 1939 and who ruled as a dictator until his death (1892-1975)
Francisco Jimenez de Cisneros
prelate who was the confessor of Isabella I and who was later appointed Grand Inquisitor (1436-1517)
Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes
Spanish painter well known for his portraits and for his satires (1746-1828)
Francisco Pizarro
Spanish conquistador who conquered the Incas in what is now Peru and founded the city of Lima (1475-1541)
Francisco Villa
Mexican revolutionary leader (1877-1923)
an American who was born in France or whose ancestors were French
Francois Auguste Rene Rodin
French sculptor noted for his renderings of the human form (1840-1917)
Francois Charles Mauriac
French novelist who wrote about the conflict between desire and religious belief (1885-1970)
Francois Couperin
French composer of music for organ and a member of a family of distinguished organists (1668-1733)
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
French writer of moralistic maxims (1613-1680)
Francois Duvalier
oppressive Haitian dictator (1907-1971)
Francois Jacob
French biochemist who (with Jacques Monod) studied regulatory processes in cells (born in 1920)
Francois Mansart
French architect who introduced the mansard roof (1598-1666)
Francois Marie Charles Fourier
French sociologist and reformer who hoped to achieve universal harmony by reorganizing society (1772-1837)
Francois Maurice Marie Mitterrand
French statesman and president of France from 1981 to 1985 (1916-1996)
Francois Rabelais
author of satirical attacks on medieval scholasticism (1494-1553)
Francois Rene Chateaubriand
French statesman and writer; considered a precursor of the romantic movement in France (1768-1848)
Francois Truffaut
French filmmaker (1932-1984)
Francois Villon
French poet (flourished around 1460)
Francois-Marie Arouet
French writer who was the embodiment of 18th century Enlightenment (1694-1778)
Francoise-Athenais de Rochechouart
French noblewoman who was mistress to Louis XIV until he became attracted to Madame de Maintenon (1641-1707)
an admirer of France and everything French
a person who hates France and everything French
a member of the ancient Germanic peoples who spread from the Rhine into the Roman Empire in the 4th century
Frank Capra
United States film maker (1897-1991)
Frank Cooper
United States film actor noted for his portrayals of strong silent heroes (1901-1961)
Frank Lloyd Wright
influential United States architect (1869-1959)
Frank Morrison Spillane
United States writer of popular detective novels (born in 1918)
Frank Philip Stella
United States minimalist painter (born in 1936)
Frank Winfield Woolworth
United States businessman who opened a shop in 1879 selling low-priced goods and built it into a national chain of stores (1852-1919)
a landowner (14th and 15th centuries) who was free but not of noble birth
Frans Hals
Dutch portrait and genre painter who endowed his portraits with vitality and humor (1580?-1666)
Franz Joseph Haydn
prolific Austrian composer who influenced the classical form of the symphony (1732-1809)
Franz Joseph Kline
United States abstract expressionist painter (1910-1962)
Franz Kafka
Czech novelist who wrote in German about a nightmarish world of isolated and troubled individuals (1883-1924)
Franz Lehar
Hungarian composer of light operas (1870-1948)
Franz Liszt
Hungarian composer and piano virtuoso (1811-1886)
Franz Seraph Peter Schubert
Austrian composer known for his compositions for voice and piano (1797-1828)
Franz Werfel
United States writer (1890-1945)
a person who murders their brother or sister
Fred Astaire
United States dancer and cinema actor noted for his original and graceful tap dancing (1899-1987)
Fred Zinnemann
United States filmmaker (born in Austria) (1907-1997)
Frederic Auguste Bartholdi
French sculptor best known for creating the Statue of Liberty now in New York harbor
Frederic Francois Chopin
French composer (born in Poland) and pianist of the romantic school (1810-1849)
Frederic William Goudy
United States printer noted for designing typefaces (1865-1947)
Frederic William Maitland
English historian noted for his works on the history of English law (1850-1906)
Frederick Barbarossa
Holy Roman Emperor from 1152 to 1190; conceded supremacy to the pope; drowned leading the Third Crusade (1123-1190)
Frederick Carleton Lewis
United States athlete who won gold medals at the Olympics for his skill in sprinting and jumping (born in 1961)
Frederick Childe Hassam
United States painter noted for brilliant colors and bold brushwork (1859-1935)
Frederick Delius
English composer of orchestral works (1862-1934)
Frederick Douglass
United States abolitionist who escaped from slavery and became an influential writer and lecturer in the North (1817-1895)
Frederick I
son of Frederick William who in 1701 became the first king of Prussia (1657-1713)
Frederick Jackson Turner
United States historian who stressed the role of the western frontier in American history (1861-1951)
Frederick James Furnivall
English philologist who first proposed the Oxford English Dictionary (1825-1910)
Frederick Law Olmsted
United States landscape architect primarily responsible for the design of Central Park in New York City (1822-1903)
Frederick Loewe
United States composer (born in Austria) who collaborated with Lerner on several musicals (1901-1987)
Frederick Moore Vinson
United States jurist who served as chief justice of the Supreme Court (1890-1953)
Frederick Sanger
English biochemist who determined the sequence of amino acids in insulin and who invented a technique to determine the genetic sequence of an organism (born in 1918)
Frederick Soddy
English chemist whose work on radioactive disintegration led to the discovery of isotopes (1877-1956)
Frederick the Great
king of Prussia from 1740 to 1786; brought Prussia military prestige by winning the War of the Austrian Succession and the Seven Years' War (1712-1786)
Frederick William
the Elector of Brandenburg who rebuilt his domain after its destruction during the Thirty Years' War (1620-1688)
Frederick William I
son of Frederick I who became king of Prussia in 1713; reformed and strengthened the Prussian army (1688-1740)
Frederick William II
king of Prussia who became involved in a costly war with France (1744-1797)
Frederick William III
king of Prussia who became involved in the Napoleonic Wars (1770-1840)
Frederick William IV
king of Prussia who violently suppressed democratic movements (1795-1865)
Frederico Garcia Lorca
Spanish poet and dramatist who was shot dead by Franco's soldiers soon after the start of the Spanish Civil War (1898-1936)
free agent
(sports) a professional athlete who is free to sign a contract to play for any team
free agent
someone acting freely or even irresponsibly
free lance
a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them
free trader
an advocate of unrestricted international trade
someone who gratifies physical appetites (especially for food and drink) with more than the usual freedom
a person who has been freed from slavery
freedom fighter
a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
freedom rider
one of an interracial group of civil rights activists who rode buses through parts of the South in order to protest racial segregation
the owner of a freehold
someone who takes advantage of the generosity of others
a person who is not a serf or a slave
a member of a widespread secret fraternal order pledged to mutual assistance and brotherly love
a person who rejects religion
freight agent
an employee of a freight carrier who directs the receipt and delivery of goods
French Canadian
a Canadian descended from early French settlers and whose native language is French
French person
a person of French nationality
French teacher
someone who teaches French
a regular customer
a first-year undergraduate
a person who follows the basic theories or practices of Sigmund Freud
a male member of a religious order that originally relied solely on alms
Fridtjof Nansen
Norwegian explorer of the Arctic and director of the League of Nations relief program for refugees of World War I (1861-1930)
Friedrich Anton Mesmer
Austrian physician who tried to treat diseases with a form of hypnotism (1734-1815)
Friedrich August Kekule von Stradonitz
German chemist remembered for his discovery of the ring structure of benzene (1829-1896)
Friedrich August von Hayek
English economist (born in Austria) noted for work on the optimum allocation of resources (1899-1992)
Friedrich August Wolf
German classical scholar who claimed that the Iliad and Odyssey were composed by several authors (1759-1824)
Friedrich Engels
socialist who wrote the Communist Manifesto with Karl Marx in 1848 (1820-1895)
Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock
German poet (1724-1803)
Friedrich Krupp
German industrialist who manufactured steel in Essen (1787-1826)
Friedrich Max Muller
British philologist (born in Germany) who specialized in Sanskrit (1823-1900)
Friedrich Wilhelm August Froebel
German educator who founded the kindergarten system (1782-1852)
Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel
German mathematician and astronomer who made accurate measurements of stellar distances and who predicted the existence on an 8th planet (1784-1846)
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
influential German philosopher remembered for his concept of the superman and for his rejection of Christian values; considered, along with Kierkegaard, to be a founder of existentialism (1844-1900)
a person you know well and regard with affection and trust
Fritz Albert Lipmann
United States biochemist (born in Germany) noted for his studies of metabolic processes (1899-1986)
Fritz Haber
German chemist noted for the synthetic production of ammonia from the nitrogen in air (1868-1934)
Fritz Kreisler
United States violinist (born in Austria) (1875-1962)
Fritz W. Meissner
German physicist (1882-1974)
a member of the House of Commons who is a minister in the government or who holds an official position in an opposition party
a woman who lives on the frontier
someone who masturbates by rubbing against another person (as in a crowd)
fruit grower
someone who grows fruit commercially
a person who sells fruit
fry cook
a cook who specializes in fried foods
a stupid despised man
a conservative who is old-fashioned or dull in attitude or appearance
someone who is sought by law officers; someone trying to elude justice
a leader and organizer and spokesman (especially a political leader)
full general
a general officer of the highest rank
full professor
a professor of the highest rank
(football) the running back who plays the fullback position on the offensive team
a workman who fulls (cleans and thickens) freshly woven cloth for a living
someone whose job is to fumigate
an acrobat who performs on a tightrope or slack rope
functional illiterate
a person with some ability to read and write but not enough for daily practical needs
an adherent of functionalism
a worker who holds or is invested with an office
a supporter of fundamentalism
an adherent of fundamentalist principles
someone who solicits financial contributions
funeral director
one whose business is the management of funerals
(formerly) a British infantryman armed with a light flintlock musket
thinks about unfortunate things that might happen
a theologian who believes that the Scripture prophecies of the Apocalypse (the Book of Revelation) will be fulfilled in the future
a native or inhabitant of Gabon
Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit
German physicist who invented the mercury thermometer and developed the scale of temperature that bears his name (1686-1736)
Gabriel Lippmann
French physicist who developed the first color photographic process (1845-1921)
Gabriele Fallopius
Italian anatomist who first described the Fallopian tubes (1523-1562)
a member of an agricultural people in southeastern India
a restless seeker after amusement or social companionship
a person who delights in designing or building or using gadgets
a Gaelic-speaking Celt in Ireland or Scotland or the Isle of Man
Gaetan Vestris
Italian dancing-master for Louis XVI who was considered the greatest dancer of his day; he was the first to discard the mask in mime (1729-1808)
Gaetano Donizetti
Italian composer of operas (1797-1848)
an electrician responsible for lighting on a movie or tv set
someone who writes comic material for public performers
a comedian who uses gags
a person who gains (gains an advantage or gains profits)
a person who gains weight
Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletian
Roman Emperor who when faced with military problems decided in 286 to divide the Roman Empire between himself in the east and Maximian in the west; he initiated the last persecution of the Christians in 303 (245-313)
Gaius Caesar
Roman Emperor who succeeded Tiberius and whose uncontrolled passions resulted in manifest insanity; noted for his cruelty and tyranny; was assassinated (12-41)
Gaius Cassius Longinus
prime mover in the conspiracy against Julius Caesar (died in 42 BC)
Gaius Flaminius
Roman statesman and general who built the Flaminian Way; died when he was defeated by Hannibal (died 217 BC)
Gaius Julius Caesar
conqueror of Gaul and master of Italy (100-44 BC)
Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus
Roman statesman who established the Roman Empire and became emperor in 27 BC; defeated Mark Antony and Cleopatra in 31 BC at Actium (63 BC - AD 14)
Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus
Roman writer and nephew of Pliny the Elder; author of books of letters that commented on affairs of the day (62-113)
Gaius Plinius Secundus
Roman author of an encyclopedic natural history; died while observing the eruption of Vesuvius (23-79)
Gaius Valerius Catullus
Roman lyric poet remembered for his love poems to an aristocratic Roman woman (84-54 BC)
alliterative term for girl (or woman)
a native or inhabitant of Galatia in Asia Minor (especially a member of a people believed to have been Gauls who conquered Galatia in the 3rd century BC)
Greek anatomist whose theories formed the basis of European medicine until the Renaissance (circa 130-200)
an inhabitant of Galilee (an epithet of Jesus Christ)
Galileo Galilei
Italian astronomer and mathematician who was the first to use a telescope to study the stars; demonstrated that different weights descend at the same rate; perfected the refracting telescope that enabled him to make many discoveries (1564-1642)
Galina Sergeevna Ulanova
Russian ballet dancer (1910-1998)
a man who attends or escorts a woman
galley slave
a slave condemned to row in a galley
gallows bird
a person who deserves to be hanged
a disreputable or clumsy man
a skilled worker who coats iron or steel with zinc
a leader who stimulates and excites people to action
Gamal Abdel Nasser
Egyptian statesman who nationalized the Suez Canal (1918-1970)
a native or inhabitant of Gambia
a musician who performs upon the viola da gamba
a person who wagers money on the outcome of games or sporting events
someone who risks loss or injury in the hope of gain or excitement
game warden
a person employed to take care of game and wildlife
someone who is a very fierce fighter
the teacher in charge of games at a school
(sometimes offensive) a homeless boy who has been abandoned and roams the streets
a girl of impish appeal
a homeless girl who roams the streets
gandy dancer
a laborer in a railroad maintenance gang
(Yiddish) a thief or dishonest person or scoundrel (often used as a general term of abuse)
the foreman of a work gang
(Black English) a member of a youth gang
gangster's moll
the girlfriend of a gangster
a criminal who is a member of gang
a criminal who has been jailed repeatedly
someone who guards prisoners
Garden Stater
a native of resident of New Jersey
someone employed to work in a garden
someone who takes care of a garden
garment cutter
someone who cuts cloth etc. to measure in making garments
garment worker
a person who makes garments
a wage earner who is served with a garnishment
Gary Weinstein
Azerbaijani chess master who became world champion in 1985 by defeating Anatoli Karpov (born in 1963)
gas fitter
a workman who installs and repairs gas fixtures and appliances
a boring person who talks a great deal about uninteresting topics
someone employed by a gas company
(New Testament) one of the three sages from the east who came bearing gifts for the infant Jesus
Gaston Lachaise
United States sculptor (born in France) noted for his large nude figures (1882-1935)
a physician who specializes in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract
someone who controls access to something
a person who gathers
a cowboy of the South American pampas
a person of French descent
a Celt of ancient Gaul
Gautama Siddhartha
founder of Buddhism (c 563-483 BC)
a spectator who stares stupidly without intelligent awareness
gay woman
a female homosexual
someone who is sexually attracted to persons of the same sex
a journalist who writes for a gazette
Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher
Prussian general who is remembered for his leadership in the wars against Napoleon (1742-1819)
a carnival performer who does disgusting acts
a man who is (usually) old and/or eccentric
a Japanese woman trained to entertain men with conversation and singing and dancing
gem cutter
one who cuts and shapes precious stones
a person who is as brilliant and precious as a piece of jewelry
(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Gemini
a French policeman
Gene Sarazen
United States golfer who was first to win all four major golf tournaments (1902-1999)
an expert in genealogy
general agent
an agent who sells insurance
general agent
someone authorized to transact every kind of business for the principal
general manager
the highest ranking manager
general officer
officers in the Army or Air Force or Marines above the rank of colonel
the head of a religious order or congregation
a biologist who specializes in genetics
a natural father or mother
a native or resident of Genoa
genre painter
a painter of scenes from everyday life
king of the Vandals who seized Roman lands and invaded North Africa and sacked Rome (428-477)
informal abbreviation of `gentleman'
a Christian
a person who is not a member of one's own religion; used in this sense by Mormons and Hindus
a person who does not acknowledge your god
a man of refinement
Gentleman Johnny
British general in the American Revolution who captured Fort Ticonderoga but lost the battle of Saratoga in 1777 (1722-1792)
a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer
one of 40 gentlemen who attend the British sovereign on state occasions
Geoffrey Chaucer
English poet remembered as author of the Canterbury Tales (1340-1400)
Geoffrey of Monmouth
Welsh chronicler who wrote an account of the kings of Britain which is now believed to contain little historical fact but it is a source of the Arthurian legend (circa 1100-1154)
an expert on geography
a specialist in geology
one who practices geomancy
a mathematician specializing in geometry
geometry teacher
someone who teaches geometry
a geologist who uses physical principles to study the properties of the earth
a native of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Georg Friedrich Bernhard Riemann
pioneer of non-Euclidean geometry (1826-1866)
Georg Meissner
German anatomist (1829-1905)
Georg Philipp Telemann
German baroque composer (1681-1767)
Georg Simon Ohm
German physicist who formulated Ohm's law (1787-1854)
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
German philosopher whose three stage process of dialectical reasoning was adopted by Karl Marx (1770-1831)
Georg Wilhelm Steller
German naturalist (1709-1746)
George Armstrong Custer
United States general who was killed along with all his command by the Sioux at the Battle of Little Bighorn (1839-1876)
George Balanchine
United States dancer and choreographer (born in Russia) noted for his abstract and formal works (1904-1983)
George Bernard Shaw
British playwright (born in Ireland); founder of the Fabian Society (1856-1950)
George Boole
English mathematician; creator of Boolean algebra (1815-1864)
George Bryan Brummell
English dandy who was a fashion leader during the Regency (1778-1840)
George C. Scott
award-winning United States film actor (1928-1999)
George Catlett Marshall
United States general and statesman who as Secretary of State organized the European Recovery Program (1880-1959)
George Charles Hevesy de Hevesy
Hungarian chemist who studied radioisotopes and was one of the discoverers of the element hafnium (1885-1966)
George Dibdin-Pitt
a British playwright who created the fictional character Sweeney Todd (1799-1855)
George Eastman
United States inventor of a dry-plate process of developing photographic film and of flexible film (his firm introduced roll film) and of the box camera and of a process for color photography (1854-1932)
George Edward Moore
English philosopher (1873-1958)
George Edward Pickett
American Confederate general known for leading a disastrous charge at Gettysburg (1825-1875)
George Ellery Hale
United States astronomer who discovered that sunspots are associated with strong magnetic fields (1868-1938)
George Fox
English religious leader who founded the Society of Friends (1624-1691)
George Frederick Handel
a prolific British baroque composer (born in Germany) remembered best for his oratorio Messiah (1685-1759)
George Frost Kennan
United States diplomat who recommended a policy of containment in dealing with Soviet aggression (1904-2005)
George Gamow
United States physicist (born in Russia) who was a proponent of the big-bang theory and who did research in radioactivity and suggested the triplet code for DNA (1904-1968)
George Gershwin
United States composer who incorporated jazz into classical forms and composed scores for musical comedies (1898-1937)
George Gilbert Aime Murphy
British classical scholar (born in Australia) who advocated the League of Nations and the United Nations (1866-1957)
George Gordon Meade
United States general in charge of the Union troops at the Battle of Gettysburg (1815-1872)
George Guess
Cherokee who created a notation for writing the Cherokee language (1770-1843)
George Harrison
English rock star; lead guitarist of the Beatles (1943-2001)
George Herbert Hitchings
United States biochemist noted for developing drugs to treat leukemia and gout (1905-1998)
George Herbert Mead
United States philosopher of pragmatism (1863-1931)
George Herbert Walker Bush
vice president under Reagan and 41st President of the United States (born in 1924)
George Herman Ruth
United States professional baseball player famous for hitting home runs (1895-1948)
George Hubert Wilkins
Australian who was the first to explore the Arctic by airplane (1888-1958)
George Huntington
United States physician who first described Huntington's chorea
George I
Elector of Hanover and the first Hanoverian King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1714 to 1727 (1660-1727)
George II
King of Great Britain and Elector of Hanover from 1727 to 1760 (1683-1760)
George III
King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1760 to 1820; the American colonies were lost during his reign; he became insane in 1811 and his son (later George IV) acted as regent until 1820 (1738-1820)
George IV
King of Great Britain and Ireland and Hanover from 1820 to 1830; his attempt to divorce his estranged wife undermined the prestige of the Crown (1762-1830)
George Louis Palmella Busson du Maurier
English writer and illustrator; grandfather of Daphne du Maurier (1834-1896)
George Lucas
United States screenwriter and filmmaker (born in 1944)
George Macaulay Trevelyan
English historian and son of Sir George Otto Trevelyan whose works include a social history of England and a biography of Garibaldi (1876-1962)
George Mason
American Revolutionary leader from Virginia whose objections led to the drafting of the Bill of Rights (1725-1792)
George Meany
United States labor leader who was the first president of the AFL-CIO (1894-1980)
George Meredith
English novelist and poet (1828-1909)
George Michael Cohan
United States songwriter and playwright famous for his patriotic songs (1878-1942)
George Orson Welles
United States actor and filmmaker (1915-1985)
George Percy Aldridge Grainger
United States composer (born in Australia) who lived in London and collected English folk songs (1882-1961)
George Segal
United States sculptor (born in 1924)
George Simon Kaufman
United States playwright who collaborated with many other writers including Moss Hart (1889-1961)
George Stephenson
English railway pioneer who built the first passenger railway in 1825 (1781-1848)
George Stevens
United States filmmaker (1905-1975)
George Szell
United States conductor (born in Hungary) (1897-1970)
George V
King of Great Britain and Ireland and emperor of India from 1910 to 1936; gave up his German title in 1917 during World War I (1865-1936)
George Vancouver
English navigator remembered for his exploration of the Pacific coast of North America (1757-1798)
George VI
King of Great Britain and Ireland and emperor of India from 1936 to 1947; he succeeded Edward VIII (1895-1952)
George Washington Carver
United States botanist and agricultural chemist who developed many uses for peanuts and soy beans and sweet potatoes (1864-1943)
George Washington Goethals
United States army officer and engineer who supervised the construction of the Panama Canal (1858-1928)
George Wells Beadle
United States biologist who discovered how hereditary characteristics are transmitted by genes (1903-1989)
George Westinghouse
United States inventor and manufacturer (1846-1914)
George William Russell
Irish writer whose pen name was A.E. (1867-1935)
Georges Bizet
French composer best known for his operas (1838-1875)
Georges Braque
French painter who led the cubist movement (1882-1963)
Georges de La Tour
French painter of religious works (1593-1652)
Georges Enesco
Romanian violinist and composer (1881-1955)
Georges Eugene Benjamin Clemenceau
French statesman who played a key role in negotiating the Treaty of Versailles (1841-1929)
Georges Gilles de la Tourette
French neurologist (1857-1904)
Georges Henri Lemaitre
Belgian cosmologist who proposed the big-bang theory of the origin of the universe (1894-1966)
Georges Jacques Danton
French revolutionary leader who stormed the Paris bastille and who supported the execution of Louis XVI but was guillotined by Robespierre for his opposition to the Reign of Terror (1759-1794)
Georges Joseph Christian Simenon
French writer (born in Belgium) best known for his detective novels featuring Inspector Maigret (1903-1989)
Georges Leopold Chretien Frederic Dagobert Cuvier
French naturalist known as the father of comparative anatomy (1769-1832)
Georges Pierre Seurat
French painter who developed pointillism (1859-1891)
Georgi Konstantinovich Zhukov
Soviet general who during World War II directed the counteroffensive at Stalingrad and relieved Leningrad and captured Berlin (1896-1974)
Georgia Okeeffe
United States painter (1887-1986)
a native or resident of the American state of Georgia
a native or inhabitant of Georgia in Asia
Georgiana Emma Barrymore
United States actress; daughter of John Drew and wife of Maurice Barrymore; mother of Ethel Barrymore and John Barrymore and Lionel Barrymore (1854-1893)
Gerald Rudolph Ford
38th President of the United States; appointed vice president and succeeded Nixon when Nixon resigned (1913-2006)
Gerard Depardieu
French film actor (born in 1948)
Gerard Manley Hopkins
English poet (1844-1889)
Gerard Peter Kuiper
United States astronomer (born in the Netherlands) who studied the solar system and suggested in 1951 that there is a belt of comet-like debris at the edge of the solar system (1905-1973)
Gerardus Mercator
Flemish geographer who lived in Germany; he invented the Mercator projection of maps of the globe (1512-1594)
Gerhard Herzberg
Canadian physicist (born in Germany) noted for contributions to understanding the structure of molecules (born in 1904)
a specialist in gerontology
a person of German nationality
German American
an American who was born in Germany or whose ancestors were German
German Nazi
a German member of Adolf Hitler's political party
a specialist in the study of Germanic language or culture or literature
Apache chieftain who raided the white settlers in the Southwest as resistance to being confined to a reservation (1829-1909)
Gertrude Caroline Ederle
United States swimmer who in 1926 became the first woman to swim the English Channel (1906-2003)
Gertrude Lawrence
English actress (1898-1952)
Gertrude Stein
experimental expatriate United States writer (1874-1946)
Getulio Dornelles Vargas
Brazilian statesman who ruled Brazil as a virtual dictator (1883-1954)
a native or inhabitant of Ghana
the visible disembodied soul of a dead person
a writer who gives the credit of authorship to someone else
Giacomo della Chiesa
pope who founded the Vatican service for prisoners of war during World War I (1854-1922)
Giacomo Puccini
Italian operatic composer noted for the dramatic realism of his operas (1858-1924)
Giambattista Marino
Italian poet (1569-1625)
Gian Carlo Menotti
United States composer (born in Italy) of operas (born in 1911)
Gianbattista Bodoni
Italian printer who designed the Bodoni font (1740-1813)
Gianni Versace
Italian fashion designer (1946-1997)
a very large person; impressive in size or qualities
a native or inhabitant of Gibraltar
Gibson girl
the idealized American girl of the 1890s as pictured by C. D. Gibson
Gideon Algernon Mantell
English geologist remembered as the first person to recognize that dinosaurs were reptiles (1790-1852)
a person who laughs nervously
a man who has sex with and is supported by a woman
Gilbert Charles Stuart
United States painter best known for his portraits of George Washington (1755-1828)
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
conservative English writer of the Roman Catholic persuasion; in addition to volumes of criticism and polemics he wrote detective novels featuring Father Brown (1874-1936)
someone whose occupation is to apply an overlay of gold or gilt
Giles Lytton Strachey
English biographer and leading member of the Bloomsbury Group (1880-1932)
a legendary Sumerian king who was the hero of an epic collection of mythic stories
a young male attendant on a Scottish Highlander chief
Giloacchino Antonio Rossini
Italian composer remembered for his operas (1792-1868)
Giordano Bruno
Italian philosopher who used Copernican principles to develop a pantheistic monistic philosophy; condemned for heresy by the Inquisition and burned at the stake (1548-1600)
Giorgio de Chirico
Italian painter (born in Greece) whose deep shadows and barren landscapes strongly influenced the surrealists (1888-1978)
Giorgio Vasari
Italian painter and art historian (1511-1574)
Giosue Carducci
Italian poet considered the national poet of modern Italy (1835-1907)
Giotto di Bondone
Florentine painter who gave up the stiff Byzantine style and developed a more naturalistic style; considered the greatest Italian painter prior to the Renaissance (1267-1337)
Giovanni Angelo Braschi
Italian pope from 1775 to 1799 who served during the French Revolution; Napoleon attacked the Papal States and in 1797 Pius VI was taken to France where he died (1717-1799)
Giovanni Battista Cibo
Italian pope from 1484 to 1492 who was known as a nepotist and was attacked by Savonarola for his worldliness (1432-1492)
Giovanni Battista Montini
Italian pope from 1963 to 1978 who eased restrictions on fasting and on interfaith marriages (1897-1978)
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Italian painter (1696-1770)
Giovanni Boccaccio
Italian poet (born in France) (1313-1375)
Giovanni Cabato
Italian explorer who led the English expedition in 1497 that discovered the mainland of North America and explored the coast from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland (ca. 1450-1498)
Giovanni Cimabue
painter of the Florentine school; anticipated the move from Byzantine to naturalistic art (1240-1302)
Giovanni da Verrazzano
Florentine navigator who explored the eastern coast of North America (circa 1485-1528)
Giovanni de'Medici
son of Lorenzo de'Medici and pope from 1513 to 1521 who excommunicated Martin Luther and who in 1521 bestowed on Henry VIII the title of Defender of the Faith (1475-1521)
Giovanni Francesco Albani
Italian pope from 1700 to 1721 who condemned Jansenist ideas on papal infallibility
Giovanni Jacopo Casanova de Seingalt
an Italian adventurer who wrote vivid accounts of his sexual encounters (1725-1798)
Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini
Italian sculptor and architect of the baroque period in Italy; designed many churches and chapels and tombs and fountains (1598-1680)
Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti
Italian pope from 1846 to 1878 who in 1854 declared the dogma of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Italian composer (1526-1594)
Giovanni Vincenzo Pecci
Italian pope from 1878 to 1903 who was interested in the advancement of learning and who opened the Vatican secret archives to all scholars
Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli
Italian astronomer who first noted lines (which he called canals) on the surface of Mars (1835-1910)
a person who resembles a Gypsy in leading an unconventional, nomadic way of life
a laborer who moves from place to place as demanded by employment
a friendly informal reference to a grown woman
girl Friday
a female assistant who has a range of duties
Girl Scout
a girl who is a member of the Girl Scouts
girl wonder
an extremely talented young female person
a girl or young woman with whom a man is romantically involved
any female friend
Girolamo Savonarola
Italian religious and political reformer; a Dominican friar in Florence who preached against sin and corruption and gained a large following; he expelled the Medici from Florence but was later excommunicated and executed for criticizing the Pope (1452-1498)
a member of the moderate republican party that was in power during the French Revolution; the Girondists were overthrown by their more radical rivals the Jacobins
a Spanish female Gypsy
a Spanish male Gypsy
Giulio de' Medici
Italian pope from 1523 to 1534 who broke with Henry VIII of England after Henry VIII divorced Catherine of Aragon and married Anne Boleyn (1478-1534)
Giulio Natta
Italian chemist noted for work on polymers (1903-1979)
Giuseppe Garibaldi
Italian patriot whose conquest of Sicily and Naples led to the formation of the Italian state (1807-1882)
Giuseppe Mazzini
Italian nationalist whose writings spurred the movement for a unified and independent Italy (1805-1872)
Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto
pope who condemned religious modernism; he was canonized in 1954 because of his interest in the poor (1835-1914)
someone who devotes himself completely
(ancient Rome) a professional combatant or a captive who entertained the public by engaging in mortal combat
a professional boxer
glass cutter
someone who cuts or grinds designs on glass
glass cutter
someone who cuts flat glass to size
someone skilled in blowing bottles from molten glass
someone who makes glass
an inhabitant of Glasgow
someone who gathers something in small pieces (e.g. information) slowly and carefully
someone who picks up grain left in the field by the harvesters
Glenda Jackson
English film actress who later became a member of British Parliament (born in 1936)
Glenn Hammond Curtiss
United States industrialist and aviation pioneer (1878-1930)
Glenn Theodore Seaborg
United States chemist who was one of the discoverers of plutonium (1912-1999)
someone who travels widely and often
gloomy Gus
someone with a habitually sullen or gloomy expression
Gloria May Josephine Svensson
United States actress in many silent films (1899-1983)
Gloria Steinem
United States feminist (born in 1934)
a scholiast who writes glosses or glossaries
a person who is devoted to eating and drinking to excess
Gnaeus Julius Agricola
Roman general who was governor of Britain and extended Roman rule north to the Firth of Forth (37-93)
Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus
Roman general and statesman who quarrelled with Caesar and fled to Egypt where he was murdered (106-48 BC)
an advocate of Gnosticism
a negotiator who acts as a link between parties
the soccer or hockey player assigned to protect the goal
goat herder
a person who tends a flock of goats
a hasty eater who swallows large mouthfuls
a man of such superior qualities that he seems like a deity to other people
an infant who is sponsored by an adult (the godparent) at baptism
a female godchild
someone having a relation analogous to that of a male sponsor to his godchild
any man who serves as a sponsor for a child at baptism
any woman who serves as a sponsor for a child at baptism
a person who sponsors someone (the godchild) at baptism
a male godchild
an employee whose duties include running errands
a zealously energetic person (especially a salesman)
gold digger
a woman who associates with or marries a rich man in order to get valuables from him through gifts or a divorce settlement
gold digger
a miner who digs or pans for gold in a gold field
Golda Meir
Israeli statesman (born in Russia) (1898-1978)
an artisan who beats gold into gold leaf
a soldier who performs his duties without proper care or effort
an idle worthless person
golden ager
an elderly person
golden boy
a man who is unusually successful at an early age
an artisan who makes jewelry and other objects out of gold
golf player
someone who plays the game of golf
golf pro
someone who earns a living by playing or teaching golf
golf widow
a wife who is left alone much of the time because her husband is playing golf
a wandering scholar in medieval Europe; famed for intemperance and riotous behavior and the composition of satirical and ribald Latin songs
(Old Testament) a giant Philistine warrior who was slain by David with a slingshot
a member of a formerly tribal people in south central India
a (Venetian) boatman who propels a gondola
a person in desperate straits; someone doomed
a practitioner of the affected elegant style of the Spanish poet Gongora
good egg
(old-fashioned slang) a good person
good guy
any person who is on your side
good ol' boy
a white male Southerner with an unpretentious convivial manner and conservative or intolerant attitudes and a strong sense of fellowship with and loyalty to other members of his peer group
good person
a person who is good to other people
good Samaritan
a person who voluntarily offers help or sympathy in times of trouble
good speller
someone who spells words
a person who behaves extremely well in order to please a superior
an aggressive and violent young criminal
legendary king of ancient Phrygia who was said to be responsible for the Gordian knot
Gordon Howe
Canadian hockey player who holds the record for playing the most games (born 1928)
someone who eats food rapidly and greedily
gossip columnist
a journalist who writes a column of gossip about celebrities
a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others
one of the Teutonic people who invaded the Roman Empire in the 3rd to 5th centuries
a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement
Gothic romancer
a writer of Gothic romances
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz
German philosopher and mathematician who thought of the universe as consisting of independent monads and who devised a system of the calculus independent of Newton (1646-1716)
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
German playwright and leader of the Enlightenment (1729-1781)
Gottlieb Daimler
German engineer and automobile manufacturer who produced the first high-speed internal combustion engine (1834-1900)
an attacker who gouges out the antagonist's eye
Gouverneur Morris
United States statesman who led the committee that produced the final draft of the United States Constitution (1752-1816)
a woman entrusted with the care and supervision of a child (especially in a private home)
government agent
a representative or official of a government or administrative department of a government
government minister
a person appointed to a high office in the government
the head of a state government
governor general
a governor of high rank
a physician who is not a specialist but treats all illnesses
an unpleasant person who grabs inconsiderately
Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen
United States comedienne remembered as the confused but imperturbable partner of her husband, George Burns (1906-1964)
grad student
a student who continues studies after graduation
a judge who assigns grades to something
graduate nurse
someone who has completed the course of study (including hospital practice) at a nurses training school
an admirer of Greece and everything Greek
grain merchant
a merchant who deals in food grains
a linguist who specializes in the study of grammar and syntax
the father of your father or mother
the mother of your father or mother
grand dragon
a high ranking person in the Ku Klux Klan
grand duchess
the wife of a grand duke or a woman holding that rank in her own right
grand duke
a prince who rules a territory
Grand Inquisitor
director of the court of Inquisition (especially in Spain and Portugal)
Grand Lama
chief lama and once ruler of Tibet
grand mufti
the chief mufti of a district
grand Turk
the ruler of a Muslim country (especially of the former Ottoman Empire)
an aunt of your father or mother
a child of your son or daughter
a female grandchild
grande dame
a middle-aged or elderly woman who is stylish and highly respected
a nobleman of highest rank in Spain or Portugal
a player of exceptional or world class skill in chess or bridge
a son of your niece or nephew
a daughter of your niece or nephew
a parent of your father or mother
a male grandchild
someone who performs with an eye to the applause from spectators in the grandstand
an uncle of your father or mother
an old woman
Grant Wood
United States painter noted for works based on life in the Midwest (1892-1942)
a recipient of a grant
a person who grants or gives something
a person who makes a grant in legal form
Granville Stanley Hall
United States child psychologist whose theories of child psychology strongly influenced educational psychology (1844-1924)
graphic artist
an artist who designs and makes prints
a specialist in inferring character from handwriting
combatant who tries to throw opponent to the ground
a police informer who implicates many people
a person who earns a living by digging graves
someone who steals valuables from graves or crypts
a pregnant woman
gravida I
(obstetrics) a woman who is pregnant for the first time
gravida II
a woman who is pregnant for the second time
gravida III
a woman who is pregnant for the third time
a rancher who grazes cattle or sheep for market
(ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Mexican descent
a person who has achieved distinction and honor in some field
great grandchild
a child of your grandson or granddaughter
great granddaughter
a daughter of your grandson or granddaughter
great grandfather
a father of your grandparent
great grandmother
a mother of your grandparent
great grandparent
a parent of your grandparent
great grandson
a son of your grandson or granddaughter
Great Russian
a member of the chief stock of Russian people living in European Russia; used to distinguish ethnic Russians from other peoples incorporated into Russia
great white hope
someone (or something) expected to achieve great success in a given field
a native or resident of Greece
Greek Catholic
a member of the Greek Orthodox Church
an environmentalist who belongs to the Green Party
Green Beret
a soldier who is a member of the United States Army Special Forces
a grocer who sells fresh fruits and vegetables
someone responsible for the maintenance of a golf course
a person who greets
Gregory Goodwin Pincus
United States sexual physiologist whose hunch that progesterone could block ovulation led to the development of the oral contraceptive pill (1903-1967)
Gregory John Norman
Australian golfer (born in 1955)
Gregory the Great
(Roman Catholic Church) an Italian pope distinguished for his spiritual and temporal leadership; a saint and Doctor of the Church (540?-604)
Gregory VII
the Italian pope who fought to establish the supremacy of the pope over the Roman Catholic Church and the supremacy of the church over the state (1020-1085)
grenade thrower
an infantryman equipped with grenades
a native or inhabitant of Grenada
Greta Louisa Gustafsson
United States film actress (born in Sweden) known for her reclusiveness (1905-1990)
Grey Friar
a Roman Catholic friar wearing the grey habit of the Franciscan order
a person who is feeling grief (as grieving over someone who has died)
Grigori Aleksandrovich Potemkin
a Russian officer and politician who was a favorite of Catherine II and in 1762 helped her to seize power; when she visited the Crimea in 1787 he gave the order for sham villages to be built (1739-1791)
Grigori Efimovich Rasputin
Siberian peasant monk who was religious advisor in the court of Nicholas II; was assassinated by Russian noblemen who feared that his debauchery would weaken the monarchy (1872-1916)
a Latin American (disparaging) term for foreigners (especially Americans and Englishmen)
a person who grins
a storyteller in West Africa; perpetuates the oral traditions of a family or village
worker who moves the camera around while a film or television show is being made
a person who groans
a retail merchant who sells foodstuffs (and some household supplies)
grocery boy
a delivery boy for groceries
someone employed in a stable to take care of the horses
a male attendant of the bridegroom at a wedding
Gros Ventre
a member of the Sioux people formerly inhabiting an area along the Missouri river in western North Dakota
someone who helps to open up a new line of research or technology or art
someone who maintains the grounds (of an estate or park or athletic field)
in Elizabethan theater: a playgoer in the cheap standing section
group captain
a commissioned officer (especially one in the Royal Air Force) equivalent in rank to a colonel in the army
an enthusiastic young fan (especially a young woman who follows rock groups around)
a speaker whose voice sounds like a growl
an unskilled or low-ranking soldier or other worker
a person who grunts
a member of the South American people living in Paraguay and Bolivia
one who provides a warrant or guarantee to another
the person who plays that position on a football team
a person who keeps watch over something or someone
the person who plays the position of guard on a basketball team
guard of honor
an escort for a distinguished guest or for the casket at a military funeral
a soldier who is a member of a unit called `the guard' or `guards'
a native or inhabitant of Guatemala
a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
a person who guesses
a customer of a hotel or restaurant etc.
guest of honor
the person in whose honor a gathering is held
guest worker
a person with temporary permission to work in another country
a visitor to whom hospitality is extended
Guglielmo Marconi
Italian electrical engineer who invented wireless telegraphy and in 1901 transmitted radio signals across the Atlantic Ocean (1874-1937)
Guibert of Ravenna
Italian antipope from 1080 to 1100 who was installed as pope by the Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV who consistently opposed efforts at papal reform (died in 1100)
someone who shows the way by leading or advising
someone who can find paths through unexplored territory
someone employed to conduct others
guiding light
a celebrity who is an inspiration to others
Guillaume de Grimoard
French pope from 1362 to 1370 who tried to reestablish the papacy in Rome but in 1367 returned to Avignon hoping to end the war between France and England; canonized in 1870 (1310-1370)
(ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Italian descent
a native or inhabitant of Guinea
Guiseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi
Italian operatic composer (1813-1901)
Guiseppe Guarneri
Italian violin maker and grandson of Andrea Guarneri (1687?-1745)
guitar player
a musician who plays the guitar
a member of the people of Gujarat
a drinker who swallows large amounts greedily
a professional killer who uses a gun
a person who shoots a gun (as regards their ability)
gunnery sergeant
a noncommissioned officer ranking above a staff sergeant in the marines
someone who makes or repairs guns
Gunter Wilhelm Grass
German writer of novels and poetry and plays (born 1927)
a member of Hindu people descended from brahmins and Rajputs who live in Nepal
a member of the Nepalese force that has been part of the British army for 200 years; known for fierceness in combat
a Hindu or Buddhist religious leader and spiritual teacher
a recognized leader in some field or of some movement
each of the first ten leaders of the Sikh religion
Guru Nanak
Indian religious leader who founded Sikhism in dissent from the caste system of Hinduism; he taught that all men had a right to search for knowledge of God and that spiritual liberation could be attained by meditating on the name of God (1469-1538)
Gustav Klimt
Austrian painter influenced by art nouveau (1862-1918)
Gustav Ludwig Hertz
German physicist who with James Franck proved the existence of the stationary energy states postulated by Bohr (1887-1975)
Gustav Mahler
Austrian composer and conductor (1860-1911)
Gustav Robert Kirchhoff
German physicist who with Bunsen pioneered spectrum analysis and formulated two laws governing electric networks (1824-1887)
Gustav Theodor Fechner
German physicist who founded psychophysics; derived Fechner's law on the basis of early work by E. H. Weber (1801-1887)
Gustave Courbet
French painter noted for his realistic depiction of everyday scenes (1819-1877)
Gustave Flaubert
French writer of novels and short stories (1821-1880)
Gustavus Adolphus
king of Sweden whose victories in battle made Sweden a European power; his domestic reforms made Sweden a modern state; in 1630 he intervened on the Protestant side of the Thirty Years' War and was killed in the battle of Lutzen (1594-1632)
Gustavus Franklin Swift
United States meat-packer who began the use of refrigerated railroad cars (1839-1903)
Gustavus I
king of Sweden who established Lutheranism as the state religion (1496-1560)