Ar·​thur ˈär-thər How to pronounce Arthur (audio)
: a legendary king of the Britons whose story is based on traditions of a sixth century military leader

Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Arthur was in the 13th century

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“Arthur.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Biographical Definition


biographical name

Ar·​thur ˈär-thər How to pronounce Arthur (audio)
Chester Alan 1829–1886 vice president of the U.S. (1881); 21st president of the U.S. (1881–85)

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