Astor [as-ter] Examples noun

  1. John Jacob,1763–1848, U.S. capitalist and fur merchant.
  2. Nancy (Lang·horne) [lang-hawrn, -ern] /ˈlæŋˌhɔrn, -ərn/, Viscountess,1879–1964, first woman member of Parliament in England.

Examples from the Web for astor Contemporary Examples of astor

  • His death left her fabulously wealthy and charged with disbursing the millions of the Astor Foundation.

    Anthony Marshall Heads to Prison, Ending the Brooke Astor Affair

    Michael Daly

    June 22, 2013

  • The best are Chambers Street Wines, Astor Wines and a new one I just discovered that I love called Flatiron Wine Spirits.

    Eric Asimov Talks About New Book “How to Love Wine”

    Sophie Menin

    October 20, 2012

  • Soon I discovered that the private Mrs. Astor was a maverick.

    Brooke Astor’s Estate Is Auctioned, and a Friend Recalls Her Fondly

    Barbara Goldsmith

    September 29, 2012

  • The Stylebook would appear to be as uncomfortable with the nouveau as Astor and McAllister were.

    Is the AP Stylebook Archaic?

    John McWhorter

    June 20, 2012

  • His wife is descended from King Charles II and is the stepdaughter of an Astor.

    David Cameron’s Toff Problem

    Mike Giglio

    May 3, 2012

  • Historical Examples of astor

  • Straight from the Astor Mr. Vandeford walked into the office of Mr. Weiner.

    Blue-grass and Broadway

    Maria Thompson Daviess

  • If Mr. Farraday calls me before I get him tell him the Astor at one to-day.

    Blue-grass and Broadway

    Maria Thompson Daviess

  • You think you ‘ll come here and make this like the Astor House, don’t ye?

    One Of Them

    Charles James Lever

  • Now,” he said, in excellent humour, “we pick up Mr. Pawling at the Astor.

    The Crimson Tide

    Robert W. Chambers

  • The legislation of April 29, 1816, was not wholly satisfactory to Astor.

    Old Fort Snelling

    Marcus L. Hansen

  • British Dictionary definitions for astor Astor noun

    1. John Jacob, 1st Baron Astor of Hever. 1886–1971, British proprietor of The Times (1922–66)
    2. Nancy (Witcher), Viscountess, original name Nancy Langhorne. 1879–1964, British Conservative politician, born in the US; the first woman to sit in the British House of Commons

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