Shaw

Primary Meanings of Shaw

1.
n
British playwright (born in Ireland); founder of the Fabian Society (1856-1950)
2.
n
United States humorist who wrote about rural life (1818-1885)
3.
n
United States clarinetist and leader of a swing band (1910-2004)
4.
n
United States physician and suffragist (1847-1919)
Full Definitions of Shaw
1

n British playwright (born in Ireland); founder of the Fabian Society (1856-1950)

Synonyms:
G. B. Shaw, George Bernard Shaw
Example of:
dramatist, playwright
someone who writes plays
author, writer
writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
2

n United States humorist who wrote about rural life (1818-1885)

Synonyms:
Henry Wheeler Shaw, Josh Billings
Example of:
humorist, humourist
someone who acts speaks or writes in an amusing way
3

n United States clarinetist and leader of a swing band (1910-2004)

Synonyms:
Arthur Jacob Arshawsky, Artie Shaw
Example of:
bandleader
the leader of a dance band
clarinetist, clarinettist
a musician who plays the clarinet
4

n United States physician and suffragist (1847-1919)

Synonyms:
Anna Howard Shaw
Example of:
Dr., MD, doc, doctor, medico, physician
a licensed medical practitioner
suffragist
an advocate of the extension of voting rights (especially to women)

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