< /væn ˈtɪl bərg/, 1909–71, U.S. author.

  • William,1770–1838, U.S. soldier and explorer (brother of George R. Clark): on expedition with Meriwether Lewis 1804–06.
  • a male given name: a surname, ultimately derived from clerk.
  • noun

    1. Joseph PaulJoeJoltin’ Joe, 1914–1999, U.S. baseball player.


    1. E(dward) Franklin,1894–1962, U.S. sociologist.
    2. Joseph WilliamJoeSmokin’ Joe, 1944–2011, U.S. boxer.

    noun (sometimes not capital) slang

    1. US and Canadian a man or fellow
    2. US a GI; soldier


    1. Helen. born 1950, New Zealand Labour politician; prime minister (1999–2008); administrator of the United Nations Development Programme from 2009
    2. James, known as Jim. 1936–68, Scottish racing driver; World Champion (1963, 1965)
    3. Kenneth, Baron Clark of Saltwood. 1903–83, English art historian: his books include Civilization (1969), which he first presented as a television series
    4. William. 1770–1838, US explorer and frontiersman: best known for his expedition to the Pacific Northwest (1804–06) with Meriwether Lewis


    1. Joe. 1914–99, US baseball player


    1. Joe . 1944–2011, US boxer: won the world heavyweight title in 1970 and was the first to beat Muhammad Ali professionally (1971)

    noun plural joes

    1. a Scot word for sweetheart

    the internet domain name for

    1. Jordan


    1. a state of the western US: consists of the Great Plains in the east and the Rocky Mountains in the west. Capital: Helena. Pop: 917 621 (2003 est). Area: 377 070 sq km (145 587 sq miles)Abbreviation: Mont, (with zip code) MT


    1. Joe. born 1958, American football quarterback

    “coffee,” by 1941, perhaps late 1930s, of unknown origin. Meaning “generic fellow, man” is from 1846, from the pet-form of Joseph (q.v.). Joe college “typical college man” is from 1932. Joe Blow “average fellow” is U.S. military slang, first recorded 1941.

    surname, from common Middle English alternative spelling of clerk (n.). In many early cases it is used of men who had taken minor orders.

    U.S. state, from Latinized form of Spanish montaña “mountain,” from Latin mont-, stem of mons (see mountain). Proposed 1864 by U.S. Rep. James H. Ashley of Ohio when it was created as a territory from Nebraska Territory, in reference to the Rocky Mountains, which however traverse only one end of it. Admitted as a state 1889. Related: Montanan.

    Scottish form of joy, attested from 1520s as a term of endearment.

    State in the northwestern United States, lying partly in the Rocky Mountains, bordered by British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan, Canada, to the north; North Dakota and South Dakota to the east; Wyoming to the south; and Idaho to the west. Its capital is Helena, and its largest city is Billings.

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