Definitions of Hopkins
  1. noun
    United States financier and philanthropist who left money to found the university and hospital that bear his name in Baltimore (1795-1873)
    synonyms: Johns Hopkins
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    financier, moneyman
    a person skilled in large scale financial transactions
    altruist, philanthropist
    someone who makes charitable donations intended to increase human well-being
  2. noun
    United States educator and theologian (1802-1887)
    synonyms: Mark Hopkins
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    educator, pedagog, pedagogue
    someone who educates young people
    theologian, theologiser, theologist, theologizer
    someone who is learned in theology or who speculates about theology
  3. noun
    English poet (1844-1889)
    synonyms: Gerard Manley Hopkins
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    example of:
    a writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry)
  4. noun
    Welsh film actor (born in 1937)
  5. noun
    English biochemist who did pioneering work that led to the discovery of vitamins (1861-1947)
    synonyms: Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins
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    example of:
    someone with special training in biochemistry
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