Arthur

noun Ar·thur \ ˈär-thər \

Definition of Arthur

: a legendary king of the Britons whose story is based on traditions of a sixth century military leader

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13th century

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Arthur

biographical name Ar·thur \ ˈär-thər \

Definition of Arthur

Chester Alan 1829–1886 21st president of the U.S. (1881–85)

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