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After I'd been in college for a couple years I'd read Shakespeare and Frost and Chaucer and the poets of the Harlem Renaissance. I'd come to appreciate how gorgeous the English language could be. But most fantasy novels didn't seem to make the effort.
Patrick Rothfuss

Meaning of "Chaucer" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CHAUCER

Chaucer  [ˈtʃɔːsə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHAUCER

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preposition
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determiner
exclamation
Chaucer is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CHAUCER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer, known as the Father of English literature, is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages and was the first poet to be buried in Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey. While he achieved fame during his lifetime as an author, philosopher, alchemist and astronomer, composing a scientific treatise on the astrolabe for his ten year-old son Lewis, Chaucer also maintained an active career in the civil service as a bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat. Among his many works, which include The Book of the Duchess, the House of Fame, the Legend of Good Women and Troilus and Criseyde, he is best known today for The Canterbury Tales. Chaucer is a crucial figure in developing the legitimacy of the vernacular, Middle English, at a time when the dominant literary languages in England were French and Latin.

Definition of Chaucer in the English dictionary

The definition of Chaucer in the dictionary is Geoffrey. ?1340–1400, English poet, noted for his narrative skill, humour, and insight, particularly in his most famous work, The Canterbury Tales. He was influenced by the continental tradition of rhyming verse. His other works include Troilus and Criseyde, The Legende of Good Women, and The Parlement of Foules.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CHAUCER


courser
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deforcer
dɪˈfɔːsə
discourser
dɪsˈkɔːsə
divorcer
dɪˈvɔːsə
dorsa
ˈdɔːsə
dorser
dɔːsə
endorsor
ɪnˈdɔːsə
enforcer
ɪnˈfɔːsə
forcer
ˈfɔːsə
Horsa
ˈhɔːsə
indorser
ɪnˈdɔːsə
indorsor
ɪnˈdɔːsə
Ramaphosa
ˌræməˈfɔːsə
reinforcer
ˌriːɪnˈfɔːsə
saucer
ˈsɔːsə
scorser
ˈskɔːsə
Xhosa
ˈkɔːsə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHAUCER

Chatterton
chattery
chatti
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chattiest
chattily
chattiness
chatting
chatty
Chaucerian

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHAUCER

adducer
conducer
coproducer
executive producer
flying saucer
hyperproducer
inducer
introducer
mass-producer
oil producer
primary producer
producer
record producer
reducer
reproducer
seducer
Teucer
theatrical producer
traducer
transducer

Synonyms and antonyms of Chaucer in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Chaucer» into 25 languages

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乔叟
1,325 millions of speakers

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Chaucer
570 millions of speakers

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Chaucer
510 millions of speakers

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चौसर
380 millions of speakers
ar

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تشوسر
280 millions of speakers

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Чосер
278 millions of speakers

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Chaucer
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চসার
260 millions of speakers

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Chaucer
220 millions of speakers

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Chaucer
190 millions of speakers

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Chaucer
180 millions of speakers

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チョーサー
130 millions of speakers

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초서
85 millions of speakers

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Chaucer
85 millions of speakers
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Chaucer
80 millions of speakers

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சாசர்
75 millions of speakers

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चौसर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Chaucer
70 millions of speakers

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Chaucer
65 millions of speakers

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Chaucera
50 millions of speakers

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Чосер
40 millions of speakers

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Chaucer
30 millions of speakers
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Chaucer
15 millions of speakers
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Chaucer
14 millions of speakers
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Chaucer
10 millions of speakers
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Chaucer
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Chaucer

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6 QUOTES WITH «CHAUCER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Chaucer.
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Harold Bloom
No poem, not even Shakespeare or Milton or Chaucer, is ever strong enough to totally exclude every crucial precursor text or poem.
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James Lee Burke
The story of Ulysses and Agamemnon and Menelaus, of Jesus, of the Good Knight of Chaucer, lives in every one of us.
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David Eddings
I can read Middle English stories, Geoffrey Chaucer or Sir Thomas Malory, but once I start moving in the direction of contemporary fantasy, my mind begins to take over.
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David Eddings
I have an unconscious burglar living in my mind: If I read something, it's mine. I can read Middle English stories, Geoffrey Chaucer or Sir Thomas Malory, but once I start moving in the direction of contemporary fantasy, my mind begins to take over.
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F. Sionil Jose
I can imagine the writers of China, England and France, crippled and unsure of themselves when they feel that the ghosts of Confucius, Mencius, Chaucer and Shakespeare and Victor Hugo are looking over their shoulders.
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Patrick Rothfuss
After I'd been in college for a couple years I'd read Shakespeare and Frost and Chaucer and the poets of the Harlem Renaissance. I'd come to appreciate how gorgeous the English language could be. But most fantasy novels didn't seem to make the effort.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHAUCER»

Discover the use of Chaucer in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Chaucer and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Riverside Chaucer
The third edition of the definitive collection of Chaucer's Complete Works, reissued with a new foreword by Christopher Cannon.Since F. N. Robinson's second edition of the The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer was published in 1957, there has been ...
Geoffrey Chaucer, Larry Dean Benson, 2008
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Philosophical Chaucer: Love, Sex, and Agency in the ...
The literary experiments of the Canterbury Tales represent a distinctive philosophical achievement that remains vital to our own attempts to understand agency, desire and their histories.
Mark Miller, 2005
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Chaucer and Pagan Antiquity
Professor Minnis argues that the paganism in Troilus and Criseyde and The Knight's Taleis not simply a backdrop but must be central to our understanding of the texts.
Alastair J. Minnis, 1982
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The Cambridge Companion to Chaucer
The Cambridge Companion to Chaucer is an extensively revised version of the first edition, which has become a classic in the field. This new volume responds to the success of the first edition and to recent debates in Chaucer Studies.
Piero Boitani, Jill Mann, 2003
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The Book of the Duchess
He finally falls asleep, only to have a beautiful vision. Dreaming himself in a chamber with stained glass windows that portray the tale of Troy, the poet hears the sound of a hunting party, which he hurries to join.
Geoffrey Chaucer, E. B. Richmond, Bernard O'Donoghue, 2007
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Chaucer and Petrarch
First full study of Chaucer's readings and translations of Petrarch suggests a far greater influence than has hitherto been accepted.
William T. Rossiter, 2010
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Music in the Age of Chaucer
Survey of the relationship between music and literature in 14c France, Italy and Britain, with appendix of all songs attributed to Chaucer.
Nigel Wilkins, 1999
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Feminizing Chaucer
An investigation of Chaucer's thinking about women, assessed in the light of developments in feminist criticism.
Jill Mann, 2002
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Chaucer and the Subject of History
Patterson's extended analysis of this profound yet deeply conflicted exploration of the relationship between "history" and "the subject" provides the basis for understanding Chaucer's shift to his contemporary world in the Canterbury Tales.
Lee Patterson, 1991
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Chaucer and the Fictions of Gender
"A startling and compelling revisionist analysis of Chaucerian texts. The view of Chaucer that emerges from this work is adamantly "not" accommodated to most modern critical desires--desires to recuperate a fundamentally humanist Chaucer.
Elaine Tuttle Hansen, 1992

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHAUCER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Chaucer is used in the context of the following news items.
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Sex attack on woman, 21, at Chaucer Park in Ilkeston in middle of day
The A 21-year-old woman was walking through Chaucer Park, close to the underpass beneath Chalons Way, at about 3.15pm on Friday, July 3 ... «Ilkeston Today, Jul 15»
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How The Blood Libel Began
Unfortunately they were real people, not Chaucer's 14th-century fictional ones, and in one way or another all were complicit in the false murder ... «The Jewish Week, Jul 15»
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The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson | Movie review
Confessing to “always reading something”, the entire film is peppered with quotes by everyone from Chaucer to Wordsworth, often recited by ... «The Upcoming, Jul 15»
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Ken Berris to Launch New Book, 'Wild Cards,' on Wednesday at …
At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Berris will be featured at a book launch at Chaucer's Bookstore, 3321 State St. in Santa Barbara's Loreto Plaza. His work ... «Noozhawk, Jul 15»
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​REVIEW: Canterbury Tales - Chaucer made modern, Wessex …
When I said I was going to see Chaucer's Canterbury Tales I was met with some eye rolling and a few 'oh, that'll be a long night'...so armed with ... «Blackmore Vale Magazine, Jul 15»
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Rants from the Hill: Such Sweet Sorrow
In Chaucer's “The Miller's Tale,” the poor student, Nicholas, blows a bean before the parish clerk, Absalom. (Urban Dictionary lists 261 ... «High Country News, Jul 15»
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Burton man admits to assault
A 39-YEAR-OLD man has appeared in court to admit the assault of a woman and resisting a police officer. Stephen Coleman, of Chaucer Close ... «Burton Mail, Jul 15»
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Forget EL James, let's have some real dirty fiction
When a teacher explained to my class how “bawdy” Chaucer was, we stupidly didn't believe her. Anything allowed at school could not be really ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Dalhousie professor uses Chaucer to examine dentistry scandal
English literature professor Kathleen Cawsey had taught Chaucer's Wife of Bath's Tale several times when, during a lecture this February, she ... «The Globe and Mail, Jul 15»
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REVIEW: Retelling of Chaucer classic is 'hilariously funny'
WOULD Chaucer recognise this up to date retelling of his tales as portrayed by the Dorset-based Wessex Actors Company? Yes, he certainly would, since the ... «Bournemouth Echo, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Chaucer [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/chaucer>. Oct 2019 ».
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