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Edmund Burke


British statesman famous for his oratory; pleaded the cause of the American colonists in British Parliament and defended the parliamentary system (born: 1729 – died: 1797)


person noun (people)

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family name (first recorded 1066), from Anglo-Norman pronunciation of Old...
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Edmund Burke
(Born: 12 January 1729, Dublin, Ireland – Died: 9 July 1797(1797-07-09), Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain)

an Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist and philosopher, who, after moving to England, served for many years in the House of Commons of Great Britain as a member of the Whig party. He's mainly remembered for his support of the cause of... (43 of 16792 words, 9 images)

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Edmund Burke (disambiguation)
(1729 – 1797)

Irish politician and philosopher. Edmund Burke may also refer to: Edmond de Burgh (or de Burke) (1298-1338), Irish knight | Edmund Bourke (1761-1821), Danish statesman | Edmund Burke (congressman) (1809-1882), U.S. Representative for New Hampshire | ... (33 of 188 words, 17 definitions)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

Edmund Burke [British philosopher and statesman]
(Born: January about 12 [January 1, Old Style], 1729, Dublin, Ireland – Died: July 9, 1797, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England)

British statesman, parliamentary orator, and political thinker prominent in public life from 1765 to about 1795 and important in the history of ... (22 of 264 words, 3 images)


Collins Dictionary:

burke | Burke | Edmund Burke [sense-specific] | Robert O'Hara Burke [sense-specific] | William Burke [sense-specific]

to murder in such a way as to leave no marks on the body, usually by suffocation | to get rid of, silence, or suppress | 1729-97, British Whig ... (27 of 382 words, 5 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)


American Heritage Dictionary:

burke | burked [past tense] | burking [present participle] | burkes [3rd-person singular present] | Burke | Edmund Burke | Martha Jane Burke

To suppress or extinguish quietly; stifle | To avoid; disregard | To execute (someone) by suffocation so as to leave the body intact and suitable for ... (24 of 145 words, 5 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)


Random House Dictionary:

burke | burked [past tense] | burking [present participle] | Burke | Bille Burke [sense-specific] | Mary William Ethelbert Appleton Burke [sense-specific] | Billie Burke [sense-specific] | Mary William Ethelbert Appleton [sense-specific] | Burke, Bille [sense-specific] | ...

to murder, as by suffocation, so as to leave no or few marks of violence. | to suppress or get rid of by some indirect maneuver. | "Burke" : "Billie ... (28 of 69 words, 5 definitions, pronunciations)


Oxford Dictionary:

Edmund Burke | Burke, Edmund

(1729-1797) , British man of letters and Whig politician. Burke wrote on the issues of political emancipation and moderation, notably with respect to ... (23 of 49 words, pronunciation)


Columbia Encyclopedia:

Burke, Edmund | Edmund Burke
(Born: 1729 – Died: 1797)

British political writer and statesman, born: Dublin, Ireland. (8 of 14 words)


New World Dictionary:

burke | burked [past tense] | burking [present participle] | Burke

[obsolete] to murder by suffocating so as to leave the body unmarked and fit to be sold for dissection | to get rid of quietly; evade or suppress, as ... (28 of 60 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)




A topographical surname for someone who lived in a fortified place. | One of various places in the United States. (19 of 21 words, 2 definitions)



Burke | Burkean [adjective, related] | Burkian [adjective, related]

Edmund 1729-1797 British statesman and orator (6 of 18 words, pronunciations)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

statesman [countable] | statesmen [plural] | statesmanlike [adjective, related] | statesmanship [noun, uncountable, related]

an experienced political leader that many people respect (8 of 44 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)


Cambridge Dictionary:

statesman [approving] | statesmanship [noun, derived]

an experienced politician, especially one who is respected for making good judgments (12 of 22 words, pronunciations)


Encarta Dictionary:

statesman | statesmen [plural] | statesmanlike [adjective, derived] | statesmanship [noun, derived]

a senior politician, especially a man, who plays an important role in government or international affairs | a senior politician, especially a man, who ... (23 of 60 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

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Etymology references

Online Etymology:


Origin: family name (first recorded 1066), from Anglo-Norman pronunciation of Old English burgh. Not common in England itself, but it took root in ... (22 of 96 etymology words)

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Origin: Anglo-Norman pronunciation of burgh.


Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

burke | Burke

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Burke"


the Free Dictionary:


Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Burke"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Burke"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "Burke" by speech synthesizer


Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:


Audio: North American pronunciation of "Burke"

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