[ed-wawr-dee-uh n, -wahr-] /ɛdˈwɔr di ən, -ˈwɑr-/
of or relating to the reign of .
reflecting the opulence or self-satisfaction characteristic of this reign.
noting or pertaining to the castle architecture of .
a person who lived during the reign of .
denoting, relating to, or having the style of life, architecture, dress, etc, current in Britain during the reign of Edward VII
a person who lived during the reign of Edward VII
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). From Edward + -ian.
- Edwardian period
Edwardian period [(ed-wahr-dee-uhn, ed-wawr-deeuhn)] A time in twentieth-century British history; the first decade of the century, when Edward VII, the eldest son of Queen Victoria, was king. The Edwardian period was known for elegance and luxury among the rich and powerful in Britain but also for moral looseness and for a general failure to prepare […]
- Edward II
noun 1. 1284–1327, king of England 1307–27 (son of Edward I). noun 1. 1284–1327, king of England (1307–27); son of Edward I. He invaded Scotland but was defeated by Robert Bruce at Bannockburn (1314). He was deposed by his wife Isabella and Roger Mortimer; died in prison
- Edward III
noun 1. 1312–77, king of England 1327–77 (son of Edward II). noun 1. 1312–77, king of England (1327–77); son of Edward II. His claim to the French throne in right of his mother Isabella provoked the Hundred Years’ War (1337)
- Edward IV
noun 1. 1442–83, king of England 1461–70, 1471–1483: 1st king of the house of York. noun 1. 1442–83, king of England (1461–70; 1471–83); son of Richard, duke of York. He defeated Henry VI in the Wars of the Roses and became king (1461). In 1470 Henry was restored to the throne, but Edward recovered the […]