Definitions of Burke
  1. noun
    British statesman famous for his oratory; pleaded the cause of the American colonists in British Parliament and defended the parliamentary system (1729-1797)
    synonyms: Edmund Burke
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    orator, public speaker, rhetorician, speechifier, speechmaker
    a person who delivers a speech or oration
    national leader, solon, statesman
    a man who is a respected leader in national or international affairs
  2. noun
    United States frontierswoman and legendary figure of the Wild West noted for her marksmanship (1852-1903)
    synonyms: Burk, Calamity Jane, Martha Jane Burk, Martha Jane Burke
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    a woman who lives on the frontier
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