- Edwardian 1861, in reference to the medieval English kings of that name; 1908 in the sense of "of the time or reign of Edward VII" (1901-10), and, since 1934, especially with reference to the men's clothing styles (Cf. teddy-boy, 1954, for which see TEDDY (Cf. Teddy)). From EDWARD (Cf. Edward) + -IAN (Cf. -ian).
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Edwardian — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to the reign of King Edward VII (1901 10). ► NOUN ▪ a person who lived during this period … English terms dictionary
Edwardian — [ed wär′dē ən, edwôr′dē ən] adj. designating or of the reigns of any of the English kings named Edward; specif., a) designating, or in the style of, the architecture of the period of the first three Edwards b) of or characteristic of the time of… … English World dictionary
Edwardian — [[t]edwɔ͟ː(r)diən[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Edwardian means belonging to, connected with, or typical of Britain in the first decade of the 20th century, when Edward VII was King. ...the Edwardian era. ...his old Edwardian office. ...a baggy Edwardian… … English dictionary
Edwardian — adjective Date: 1908 of, relating to, or characteristic of Edward VII of England or his age; especially of clothing marked by the hourglass silhouette for women and long narrow fitted suits and high collars for men • Edwardian noun … New Collegiate Dictionary
Edwardian — adj. Edwardian is used with these nouns: ↑era, ↑splendour … Collocations dictionary
Edwardian — Ed|ward|i|an [edˈwo:diən US ˈwo:r ] adj relating to the time of King Edward VII of Britain (1901 1910) ▪ an Edwardian house … Dictionary of contemporary English
Edwardian — Ed|ward|i|an [ ed wɔrdiən ] adjective in the styles that were popular in the U.K. at the time of King Edward VII: Edwardian furniture … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
Edwardian — adjective connected with or coming from the time of King Edward VII of Britain (1901 1910): Edwardian furniture … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
Edwardian — UK [edˈwɔː(r)dɪən] / US [edˈwɔrdɪən] adjective in the styles that were popular in the UK at the time of King Edward VII Edwardian furniture … English dictionary
Edwardian — Edwardianism, n. /ed wawr dee euhn, wahr /, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the reign of Edward VII. 2. reflecting the opulence or self satisfaction characteristic of this reign. 3. noting or pertaining to the castle architecture of Edward I. n. 4. a … Universalium