: a legendary king of Britain and hero of Shakespeare's tragedy King Lear

Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Lear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lear. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

Biographical Definition


biographical name

Edward 1812–1888 English painter and nonsense poet

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