Gul·​li·​ver ˈgə-lə-vər How to pronounce Gulliver (audio)
: an Englishman in Jonathan Swift's satire Gulliver's Travels who makes voyages to the imaginary lands of the Lilliputians, Brobdingnagians, Laputans, and Houyhnhnms

Examples of Gulliver in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Survivors include his sons, Gulliver, also a stunt performer (X-Men: Origins, Suicide Squad); Leroy, a grip and stunt performer, too; Adrian; and Jeremy. Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Mar. 2024 In recent years, notable non-doms have included former HSBC Holdings Plc Chief Executive Officer Stuart Gulliver and onetime Conservative Party Deputy Chairman Michael Ashcroft. Ben Stupples, Fortune Europe, 6 Mar. 2024 The Slow Horses star — who is father to sons Alfie, Gulliver, and Charlie and step-son William — explained that he was cast as Harry Potter’s godfather Sirius Black after becoming a single father., 14 Dec. 2023 The Trump administration resumed untying Gulliver, exiting the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in 2019. John R. Bolton, National Review, 25 Jan. 2024 Brown, a 6-1, 178-pound freshman from Miami Gulliver Prep, saw action in three games this season but did not record any statistics. Chris Hays, Orlando Sentinel, 9 Jan. 2024 Oldman’s son Gulliver published an open letter defending his father. Zack Sharf, Variety, 15 Dec. 2023 Also displayed is his final UVA jersey and a few awards, including two recognizing him for his work at Gulliver in advanced ceramics. Melissa Noel, Essence, 10 Nov. 2023 Inspired by influences as varied as Gulliver's Travels and Miyazaki's trip to Welsh mining towns, Castle in the Sky is Ghibli's first masterpiece. Matt Kamen, WIRED, 7 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1726, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Gulliver was in 1726

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“Gulliver.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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