Elphinstone

biographical name (1)
El·​phin·​stone | \ ˈel-fən-ˌstōn How to pronounce Elphinstone (audio) , chiefly British -stən\

Definition of Elphinstone

 (Entry 1 of 2)

Mount*stu*art \ mau̇nt-​ˈst(y)ü-​ərt How to pronounce mau̇nt-ˈst(y)ü-ərt (audio)\ 1779–1859 British statesman in India

Elphinstone

biographical name (2)

Definition of Elphinstone (Entry 2 of 2)

William 1431–1514 Scottish bishop and statesman

Comments on Elphinstone

What made you want to look up Elphinstone? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a wrong name or inappropriate designation

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Summer 2019 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a-bowl-of-peach-sorbet-with-cut-peaches-next-to-it
  • Which is a synonym of desideratum?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!