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Jonathan1 British & World English

(In the Bible) a son of Saul, noted for his friendship with David (1 Sam. 18-20, 2 Sam. 1) and killed at the battle of Mount Gilboa (1 Sam. 31)

Jonathan2 British & World English

A cooking apple of a red-skinned variety first grown in the US

Jonathan in Dimbleby, Richard British & World English

(1913–65), English broadcaster; full name Frederick Richard Dimbleby. He was the BBC’s first news correspondent (1936) and was particularly noted for his radio and television commentaries on royal, national, and international events. His sons David (b.1938) and Jonathan (b.1944) have both followed their father into careers in news broadcasting

Jonathan in Jonathan2 British & World English

A cooking apple of a red-skinned variety first grown in the US

Swift, Jonathan British & World English

(1667–1745), Irish satirist, poet, and Anglican cleric; known as Dean Swift. He is best known for Gulliver’s Travels (1726), a satire on human society in the form of a fantastic tale of travels in imaginary lands

Edwards, Jonathan British & World English

(B.1966), English athlete; full name Jonathan David Edwards. He won a gold medal in the triple jump in the 1992 World Cup and in 1995 became the first person to break the 18-metre barrier in that event

Jackson, Thomas Jonathan British & World English

(1824–63), American Confederate general; known as Stonewall Jackson. During the American Civil War he made his mark as a commander at the first battle of Bull Run in 1861 and later became the deputy of Robert E. Lee

Wainwright, Jonathan Mayhew British & World English

IV (1883–1953), US army officer. The general in charge of all US troops on the Philippine Islands in 1942, he was forced to surrender at Corregidor and was held as a prisoner of war by the Japanese until 1945

Ludlum, Robert British & World English

(1927–2001) US writer; pen names Jonathan Ryder, Michael Shepherd. He wrote suspense novels, including The Bourne Identity (1980), The Matarese Countdown (1997), and The Prometheus Deception (2000)

Dimbleby, Richard British & World English

(1913–65), English broadcaster; full name Frederick Richard Dimbleby. He was the BBC’s first news correspondent (1936) and was particularly noted for his radio and television commentaries on royal, national, and international events. His sons David (b.1938) and Jonathan (b.1944) have both followed their father into careers in news broadcasting

Jonathan Ryder in Ludlum, Robert British & World English

(1927–2001) US writer; pen names Jonathan Ryder, Michael Shepherd. He wrote suspense novels, including The Bourne Identity (1980), The Matarese Countdown (1997), and The Prometheus Deception (2000)

Jonathan David Edwards in Edwards, Jonathan British & World English

(B.1966), English athlete; full name Jonathan David Edwards. He won a gold medal in the triple jump in the 1992 World Cup and in 1995 became the first person to break the 18-metre barrier in that event


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