Definitions of Hoyle
  1. noun
    English writer on card games (1672-1769)
    synonyms: Edmond Hoyle
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    card player
    someone who plays (or knows how to play) card games
    author, writer
    writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
  2. noun
    an English astrophysicist and advocate of the steady state theory of cosmology; described processes of nucleosynthesis inside stars (1915-2001)
    synonyms: Fred Hoyle, Sir Fred Hoyle
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    an astronomer who studies the physical properties of celestial bodies
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