Share this entry

Share this page

Crichton, James

Line breaks: James Crich|ton
Pronunciation: /ˈkrʌɪt(ə)n
 
/

Definition of Crichton, James in English:

( 1560-circa 1585), Scottish adventurer; known as the Admirable Crichton. Crichton was an accomplished swordsman, poet, and scholar. He served in the French army and made a considerable impression on French and Italian universities with his skills as a polyglot orator.

Definition of Crichton, James in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day tenebrous
Pronunciation: ˈtɛnɪbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure