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Sir William Henry Beveridge


British economist (born in India) whose report on social insurance provided the basis for most of the social legislation on which the welfare state in the United Kingdom is based (born: 1879 – died: 1963)


person noun (people)

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Columbia Encyclopedia:

Beveridge, William Henry | William Henry Beveridge | Beveridge, William | Sir William Henry Beveridge | William Beveridge | Beveridge, Sir William Henry
(Born: 1879 – Died: 1963)

British economist, born: India, grad. Oxford, 1902. His fame as an authority on social problems was gained through investigations and writings in ... (22 of 185 words)


Random House Dictionary:

Beveridge | Albert Beveridge [sense-specific] | Albert Jeremiah Beveridge [sense-specific] | Beveridge, Albert [sense-specific] | Beveridge, Albert Jeremiah [sense-specific] | William Henry Beveridge [sense-specific] | Beveridge, William [sense-specific] | Beveridge, William Henry [sense-specific] | Sir William Henry Beveridge [sense-specific] | ...

"Albert Jeremiah Beveridge": 1862-1927, United States senator and historian. | "Sir William Henry Beveridge": 1879-1963, English economist. (16 of 23 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)



William Beveridge | William Henry Beveridge, 1st Baron Beveridge
(Born: 5 March 1879, Rangpur, India (now Bangladesh) – Died: 16 March 1963(1963-03-16) (aged 84), Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.)

a British economist and social reformer. He's best known for his 1942 report Social Insurance and Allied Services which served as the basis for the post-World War II welfare state put in place by the Labour government elected in 1945. Lord Beveridge, ... (42 of 2473 words, 4 images)

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Oxford Dictionary:

William Henry Beveridge | Beveridge, William Henry

1st Baron (1879-1963), British economist and social reformer, born in India. He was chairman of the committee which prepared the Beveridge Report, ... (22 of 49 words, pronunciation)



William Henry Beveridge | Beveridge | 1st Baron Beveridge of Tuggal | William Henry Beveridge, 1st Baron Beveridge of Tuggal
(Born: 1879 – Died: 1963)

England economist (2 of 18 words, pronunciation)

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Collins Dictionary:


William Henry, 1st Baron Beveridge. 1879-1963, British economist, whose "Report on Social Insurance and Allied Services" (1942) formed the basis of ... (21 of 381 words, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)



economist | economists [plural] | œconomist [archaic, sense-specific] | economiser [synonym, sense-specific] | economizer [synonym, sense-specific] | miser [synonym, sense-specific]

An expert in economics, especially one who studies economic data and extracts higher-level information or proposes theories. | One concerned with political economy. | [obsolete] One who manages a household. | [obsolete] One who economizes, or manages ... (34 of 52 words, 4 definitions)


Macmillan British Dictionary:

economist [countable] | economists [plural]

an expert in economics, especially one who advises a government department, business, or organization | someone who studies or teaches economics (20 of 45 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)


Cambridge Dictionary:


a person who studies or has a special knowledge of economics (11 of 16 words, pronunciations)


New World Dictionary:


a specialist in economics | [archaic] an economical or thrifty person (10 of 14 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)


American Heritage Dictionary:


A specialist in economics. | [archaic] An economical person. (8 of 11 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)


Encarta Dictionary:

economist | economists [plural]

a student or expert in the field of economics (9 of 22 words, pronunciation)

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Audio: British English pronunciation of "Beveridge"


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