Charles Lewis, 1812–1902, U.S. jeweler.
his son, Louis Comfort
[kuhm-fert] /ˈkʌm fərt/ (Show IPA), 1848–1933, U.S. painter and decorator, especially of glass.
a female given name.
noun (pl) -nies
a sheer fine gauzy fabric
Louis Comfort. 1848–1933, US glass-maker and Art-Nouveau craftsman, best known for creating the Favrile style of stained glass
noun (pl) -nies
another name for Chantilly (sense 2)
“type of thin, transparent fabric,” c.1600; earlier a common name for the festival of the Epiphany (early 14c.; in Anglo-French from late 13c.), from Old French Tifinie, Tiphanie (c.1200), from Late Latin Theophania “Theophany,” another name for the Epiphany, from Greek theophania “the manifestation of a god.”
Also popular in Old French and Middle English as a name given to girls born on Epiphany Day. The fabric sense is found only in English and is of obscure origin and uncertain relation to the other meanings, unless as a fanciful allusion to “manifestation:”
The invention of that fine silke, Tiffanie, Sarcenet, and Cypres, which instead of apparell to cover and hide, shew women naked through them. [Holland’s “Pliny,” 1601]
The fashionable N.Y. jewelry firm Tiffany & Co. (1895) is named for its founder, goldsmith Charles L. Tiffany (1812-1902) and his son, Louis C. Tiffany (1848-1933), who was the Art Nouveau decorator noted for his glassware. The surname is attested in English from 1206.
- Charles townshend
Charles, 1725–67, English politician, chancellor of the exchequer for whom the Townshend Acts are named. noun Charles, 2nd Viscount, nicknamed Turnip Townshend. 1674–1738, English politician and agriculturist Pete born 1945, British rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter: member of the Who from 1964 and composer of much of their material
- Charles V
(“Charles the Wise”) 1337–81, king of France 1364–80. Charles I (def 3). noun known as Charles the Wise. 1337–80, king of France (1364–80) during the Hundred Years’ War 1500–58, Holy Roman Emperor (1519–56), king of Burgundy and the Netherlands (1506–55), and, as Charles I, king of Spain (1516–56): his reign saw the empire threatened by […]
- Charles VIII
1470–98, king of France 1483–98 (son of Louis XI).
- Charles's Wain
Big Dipper. noun another name for the Plough n. Old English Carles wægn, a star-group associated in medieval times with Charlemagne, but originally with the nearby bright star Arcturus, which is linked by folk etymology to Latin Arturus “Arthur.” Which places the seven-star asterism at the crux of the legendary association (or confusion) of Arthur […]
Ralph (Charles William Gordon) 1860–1937, Canadian novelist and clergyman. masc. proper name, little used in U.S. before 1980; in the top 100 names given to boys from 1992; apparently an alteration and appropriation of the surname Conner (13c.), representing Old English cunnere “examiner, inspector” (e.g. ale-conner (see con (n.2)).