Definitions of Shaw
  1. noun
    British playwright (born in Ireland); founder of the Fabian Society (1856-1950)
    synonyms: G. B. Shaw, George Bernard Shaw
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    dramatist, playwright
    someone who writes plays
    author, writer
    writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
  2. noun
    United States humorist who wrote about rural life (1818-1885)
    synonyms: Henry Wheeler Shaw, Josh Billings
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    humorist, humourist
    someone who acts speaks or writes in an amusing way
  3. noun
    United States clarinetist and leader of a swing band (1910-2004)
    synonyms: Arthur Jacob Arshawsky, Artie Shaw
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    the leader of a dance band
    clarinetist, clarinettist
    a musician who plays the clarinet
  4. noun
    United States physician and suffragist (1847-1919)
    synonyms: Anna Howard Shaw
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    Dr., MD, doc, doctor, medico, physician
    a licensed medical practitioner
    an advocate of the extension of voting rights (especially to women)
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