Admiral Byrd

noun
explorer and United States naval officer; led expeditions to explore Antarctica (1888-1957)
Instance Hypernyms: ↑explorer, ↑adventurer, ↑naval officer

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  • Byrd, Richard E. — ▪ American explorer Introduction in full  Richard Evelyn Byrd   born Oct. 25, 1888, Winchester, Va., U.S. died March 11, 1957, Boston       U.S. naval officer, pioneer aviator, and polar explorer best known for his explorations of Antarctica… …   Universalium

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  • Byrd — I. biographical name Richard Evelyn 1888 1957 American admiral & polar explorer II. biographical name William 1543 1623 English composer …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Byrd — /berrd/, n. 1. Richard Evelyn, 1888 1957, rear admiral in U.S. Navy: polar explorer. 2. Robert C(arlyle), born 1917, U.S. politician: senator since 1959. 3. William, c1540 1623, English composer and organist. * * * …   Universalium

  • Byrd — [[t]bɜrd[/t]] n. 1) big Richard Evelyn, 1888–1957, rear admiral in the U.S. Navy: polar explorer 2) big William, c1540–1623, English composer …   From formal English to slang

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