Meaning of Taylor

Tay•lor

Pronunciation: (tā'lur), [key]
— n.
  1. 1906–90, English historian.
  2. (James Bayard), 1825–78, U.S. poet, novelist, and travel writer.
  3. 1685–1731, English mathematician.
  4. born 1933, U.S. jazz pianist and composer.
  5. 1864–1940, U.S. naval architect.
  6. 1644?–1729, American physician, clergyman, and poet; born in England.
  7. (“Father Taylor”), 1793–1871, U.S. Methodist clergyman.
  8. 1856–1915, U.S. inventor.
  9. 1613–67, English prelate and theological writer.
  10. 1784–1854, U.S. politician: Speaker of the House 1820–21, 1825–27.
  11. 1885–1966, U.S. composer, music critic, and author.
  12. 1901–87, U.S. army general and diplomat: chief of staff 1955–59; chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff 1962–64.
  13. 1874–1959, U.S. lawyer, industrialist, and diplomat.
  14. born 1930, U.S. dancer and choreographer.
  15. 1917–94, U.S. short-story writer, novelist, and playwright.
  16. born 1912, U.S. biographer, humorist, and newspaperman.
  17. 1817–80, English playwright and editor.
  18. (“Old Rough and Ready”), 1784–1850, 12th president of the U.S. 1849–50: major general during the Mexican War and commander of the army of the Rio Grande 1846.
  19. a city in SE Michigan. 77,568.
  20. a town in central Texas. 10,619.
  21. a male or female given name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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