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noun (1)

Geor·​gian ˈjȯr-jən How to pronounce Georgian (audio)
: a native or inhabitant of Georgia in the Caucasus
: the language of the Georgian people


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adjective (1)

: of, relating to, or constituting Georgia in the Caucasus, the Georgians, or the Georgian language


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noun (2)

: a native or resident of the state of Georgia


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adjective (2)

: of, relating to, or characteristic of the state of Georgia or its people


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adjective (3)

: of, relating to, or characteristic of the reigns of the first four Georges of Great Britain
: of, relating to, or characteristic of the reign of George V of Great Britain


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noun (3)

: one belonging to either of the Georgian periods
especially : a poet of the second decade of the 20th century
: Georgian taste or style especially in architecture

Examples of Georgian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
The hotel's Belgravia location is a desirable address, with Georgian estate terraces, crescents and squares, situated between Knightsbridge and Victoria. Stacey Wreathall, Travel + Leisure, 6 Apr. 2024 Sha Battle is a native Georgian and multifaceted entrepreneur who has worked for the likes of Coca Cola, Exxon, and Price Waterhouse Coopers. Rayna Reid Rayford, Essence, 1 Apr. 2024 However, one bright moment in what has been a horrendous 10 months for the club could be the contract extension of Georgian winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia. Emmet Gates, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 Opening: August 2020 Price: TBD The Mayfair Townhouse, London, United Kingdom This elegant and modern interpretation of a Georgian property offers 173 guest rooms and suites that blend old and new. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 18 Mar. 2024 Bath, England, home to The Royal Crescent, is known for its distinctive architecture, with rows of Georgian terraced houses lining the streets. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 15 Mar. 2024 In The Likeness, for instance, French was pitting moneyed college students living in a colossal Georgian house against a crumbling village. Hillary Kelly, The Atlantic, 11 Mar. 2024 The cafe belongs to a Georgian couple, who despite the immediate danger, refuse to evacuate. Venya Brykalin, Vogue, 4 Mar. 2024 Ancient winemaking, however, is more akin to a modern Georgian method, according to the researchers: Dolia are similar to qvevri, large clay vessels that Georgians bury underground to ferment wine. Julia Binswanger, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 Mar. 2024
Some of the country's most notable landmarks, such as the Georgian National Museum, the Opera & Ballet Theater, and the Parliament of Georgia, occupy swaths of Rustaveli Avenue. Lauren Mowery, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2024 The shift is felt also in the transition from Georgian to Turkish folk music. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 Feb. 2024 With old-timey bikes and older-timey bellhops out front in natty uniforms, a sparkling coat of paint, and a new owner, the Georgian is the buzziest property in town. Jason Sheeler, Condé Nast Traveler, 14 Feb. 2024 And that’s true far beyond the leather banquettes and billiard-green walls of Sea Island’s Georgian Rooms restaurant. Adam Erace, Fortune, 28 Jan. 2024 After an extensive transformation, the Georgian Hotel’s (1415 Ocean Ave., Art Deco-style turquoise exterior shines again. Kathy A. McDonald, Variety, 31 Oct. 2023 The crew included 20 Ukrainians, three Filipinos and one Georgian. TIME, 16 Jan. 2024 Boasting an all-new cinematic format, Off Script With The Hollywood Reporter was filmed on location in The Georgian Room at The Georgian Hotel, the iconic Hollywood hangout in Santa Monica. Thr Staff, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Jan. 2024 Suddenly Ran Off To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video A man named Dave, who works for John Deere, wore Ukrainian and Georgian Legion patches. Antonia Hitchens, The New Yorker, 8 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective (1)

1607, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1741, in the meaning defined above

Adjective (2)

1762, in the meaning defined above

Adjective (3)

circa 1855, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (3)

1901, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Georgian was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Georgian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


: of, relating to, or characteristic of the reigns of the first four British kings named George
Georgian architecture
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