from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Arnold, Benedict 1741-1801. American Revolutionary general and traitor whose plan to surrender West Point to the British for 20,000 pounds was foiled when his accomplice John André was captured (1780). Arnold fled to New York and then to England (1781).
  • Arnold, Matthew 1822-1888. British poet and critic whose poems, such as "Dover Beach” (1867), express moral and religious doubts. His Culture and Anarchy (1869) is a polemic against Victorian materialism.
  • Arnold, Thomas 1795-1842. British educator and historian who as headmaster of Rugby School (1827-1842) introduced classes in mathematics, modern languages, and modern history into the classical curriculum.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A botanical plant name author abbreviation for botanist Ferdinand Christian Gustav Arnold (1829-1901).
  • proper n. A male given name brought to England by Normans.
  • proper n. A patronymic surname.
  • proper n. Any of a number of places in the English-speaking world.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. English poet and literary critic (1822-1888)
  • n. United States general and traitor in the American Revolution; in 1780 his plan to surrender West Point to the British was foiled (1741-1801)


French saint's name from Germanic arn ("eagle") + wald ("ruler") . (Wiktionary)



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