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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

George \George\ (j[^o]rj), prop. n. [F. George, or Georges, a proper name, fr. Gr. gewrgo's husbandman, laborer; ge'a, gh^, the earth + 'e'rgein to work; akin to E. work. See {Work}.]

1. A figure of St. George (the patron saint of England) on horseback, appended to the collar of the Order of the Garter. See {Garter}.

2. A kind of brown loaf. [Obs.] --Dryden.

3. Any coin having an image of Saint George. [Brit. slang] [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

George

noun

1: Christian martyr; patron saint of England; hero of the legend of Saint George and the Dragon in which he slew a dragon and saved a princess (?-303) [syn: {George}, {Saint George}, {St. George}]

2: King of Great Britain and Ireland and emperor of India from 1936 to 1947; he succeeded Edward VIII (1895-1952) [syn: {George}, {George VI}]

3: 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) [syn: {George}, {George V}]

4: 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) [syn: {George}, {George IV}]

5: 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) [syn: {George}, {George III}]

6: King of Great Britain and Elector of Hanover from 1727 to 1760 (1683-1760) [syn: {George}, {George II}]

7: Elector of Hanover and the first Hanoverian King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1714 to 1727 (1660-1727) [syn: {George}, {George I}]


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