Definitions

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

  • A trademark used for a type of pottery made by Josiah Wedgwood and his successors.
  • Wedgwood, Josiah 1730-1795. British potter who improved the materials and processes of pottery. The wares from his factory (founded 1759) are among the finest examples of British earthenware and neoclassical vases.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An English habitational surname from a place in Staffordshire.
  • proper n. Josiah Wedgwood, English potter.
  • proper n. The ceramic ware with white embossed cameos made by this potter, and the company that bears his name.

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

  • n. English potter (1730-1795)
  • n. a type of pottery made by Josiah Wedgwood and his successors; typically has a classical decoration in white on a blue background

Etymologies

Old English wice ("wych elm") + wudu ("wood"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Wedgwood is spelled without a second T as every flea market afficianado knows. vondrakker Says:

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  • Another problem noted by Wedgwood is that these tribunals have not yet shown the efficiency to handle large numbers of the accused.

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  • As a speaker, Sir John Wedgwood is much in demand and has appeared several times on the Brains Trust of the B. B.C.'s television program and has broadcast in Germany, Britain, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and the United States.

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  • Maybe it’s just because I’m in Wedgwood so I have QFC or Metro two of my other options, but I feel like their prices on the same items (dairy, organic produce) are cheaper.

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  • Wedgwood is now corrected (and I learned something I didn’t know … now wondering why they don’t have a second E …); thanks, Walt!

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  • 'Wedgwood' rose (2009) produces pale pink flowers all summer and has exceptional disease resistance, 'Leah Tutu' (2009) is a golden shrub rose, which rarely gets sick, and rose of the year 2011, the apricot-pink 'Joie de Vivre', laughs in the face of black spot and rust.

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  • Experience-based strategies could establish the heat of the kiln during for and during firing, and tools such as Wedgwood's pyrometer added further control for the process. 41

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  • Exhibits will include creative works that have won awards both nationally and internationally, as well as designs commissioned by major organisations such as Wedgwood, Breakthrough Breast Cancer and River Island.

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  • Chinasearch are the specialists in recycled previously owned and discontinued china, pottery, glassware and cutlery and they hold in stock fabulous antique, vintage, retro and contemporary patterns by well known brands such as Wedgwood, Villeroy & Boch, Marks & Spencer and Royal Doulton, to name a few.

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  • Some mortars and pestles such as Wedgwood himself made were also manufactured, so what wonder that he was disturbed at the thought of losing the monopoly?

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