Definition of georgic in English:

georgic

Syllabification: geor·gic
Pronunciation: /ˈjôrjik
 
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noun

  • 1A poem or book dealing with agriculture or rural topics.
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    • English imperial georgics describe imperial expansion in such a way that virtuous, civilizing labor is rendered infinitely progressive.
    • Newbery published his first collection of verse, Poems on Several Occasions, which included a blank-verse georgic in two books, ‘The Hop-Garden’, and lighter verse.
    • Bohls's comments on the eighteenth-century georgic are important and provide links to earlier essays in the volume.
  • 1.1 (Georgics) The title of a didactic poem on farming by the Roman poet Virgil.

adjective

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  • Rustic; pastoral.
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    • Through his continued application of georgic strategies, he is returned to a truly Virgilian sense of the extreme volatility of the labor of imperial regeneration.
    • A full-length study of georgic poetry in colonial and early United States literature remains to be written.
    • Through a truly imperial application of synecdoche, this georgic trajectory of empire occludes the dark sides of commerce and conquest.

Origin

early 16th century: via Latin from Greek geōrgikos, from geōrgos 'farmer'.

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