from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Scott, Dred 1795?-1858. American slave who sued for his liberty after spending four years with his master in a territory where slavery had been banned by the Missouri Compromise. The resulting decision by the U.S. Supreme Court (1857) declared the Missouri Compromise unconstitutional because a slave could not be taken from a master without due process of law.
- Scott, Robert Falcon 1868-1912. British explorer who reached the South Pole (January 1912) only to find that Roald Amundsen had discovered the spot one month before.
- Scott, Sir Walter 1771-1832. British writer of ballads and historical novels, a genre he developed. His works include Waverley (1814) and Ivanhoe (1819).
- Scott, Winfield 1786-1866. American general. A hero of the War of 1812, he captured Veracruz, defeated Santa Anna, and captured Chapultepec during the Mexican War (1846-1848).
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- proper n. An English ethnic surname for someone with Scottish ancestry.
- proper n. A male given name transferred from the surname.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete spelling of Scot.
- n. An obsolete spelling of scot.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. English explorer who reached the South Pole just a month after Amundsen; he and his party died on the return journey (1868-1912)
- n. 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)
- n. award-winning United States film actor (1928-1999)
- n. United States general who was a hero of the War of 1812 and who defeated Santa Anna in the Mexican War (1786-1866)
- n. British author of historical novels and ballads (1771-1832)
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