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Tolkien didn't just write 'The Hobbit,' he created a whole world.
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Meaning of "Tolkien" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TOLKIEN

Tolkien  [ˈtɒlkiːn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TOLKIEN

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Tolkien 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 TOLKIEN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, CBE was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor, best known as the author of the classic high fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. He served as the Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon and Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford, from 1925 to 1945 and Merton Professor of English Language and Literature and Fellow of Merton College, Oxford from 1945 to 1959. He was at one time a close friend of C. S. Lewis—they were both members of the informal literary discussion group known as the Inklings. Tolkien was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II on 28 March 1972. After Tolkien's death, his son Christopher published a series of works based on his father's extensive notes and unpublished manuscripts, including The Silmarillion. These, together with The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings form a connected body of tales, poems, fictional histories, invented languages, and literary essays about a fantasy world called Arda, and Middle-earth within it.

Definition of Tolkien in the English dictionary

The definition of Tolkien in the dictionary is J R R. 1892–1973, British philologist and writer, born in South Africa. He is best known for The Hobbit, the trilogy The Lord of the Rings, and the posthumously published The Silmarillion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TOLKIEN


achene
əˈkiːn
akene
əˈkiːn
Alekhine
ˈælɪˌkiːn
alkene
ˈælkiːn
basquine
bæsˈkiːn
buckeen
bʌˈkiːn
damaskeen
ˈdæməˌskiːn
damaskin
ˈdæməˌskiːn
Kean
kiːn
keen
kiːn
likin
liːˈkiːn
maroquin
ˌmærəˈkiːn
McKean
məˈkiːn
nankeen
næŋˈkiːn
overkeen
ˌəʊvəˈkiːn
palanquin
ˌpælənˈkiːn
skean
skiːn
skeen
skiːn
skene
skiːn
takin
ˈtɑːkiːn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TOLKIEN

Toletum
toleware
tolidine
Tolima
Tolkienesque
toll
toll bridge
toll call
toll charge
toll road
toll-free
tollable
tollage
tollbar
tollbooth
tolldish
Toller

WORDS THAT END LIKE TOLKIEN

alien
Arien
bien
Cap-Haitien
Damien
Darien
Fukien
illegal alien
Isthmus of Darien
lien
mien
Nigerien
O´Brien
Schlesien
sien
Skien
Ssu-ma Ch´ien
Talien
vaurien
Wien

Synonyms and antonyms of Tolkien in the English dictionary of synonyms

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托尔金
1,325 millions of speakers

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Tolkien
570 millions of speakers

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Tolkien
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टोल्किन
380 millions of speakers
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تولكين
280 millions of speakers

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Толкин
278 millions of speakers

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Tolkien
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Tolkien
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Tolkien
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Tolkien
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Tolkien
180 millions of speakers

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トールキン
130 millions of speakers

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톨킨
85 millions of speakers

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Tolkien
85 millions of speakers
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Tolkien
80 millions of speakers

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டோல்கியேன்
75 millions of speakers

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टॉल्किन
75 millions of speakers

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Tolkien
70 millions of speakers

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Tolkien
65 millions of speakers

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Tolkien
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Толкін
40 millions of speakers

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Tolkien
30 millions of speakers
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Tolkien
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Tolkien
14 millions of speakers
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Tolkien
10 millions of speakers
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Tolkien
5 millions of speakers

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Tolkien

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10 QUOTES WITH «TOLKIEN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Tolkien.
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Sean Astin
I'd never heard of the 'Lord of the Rings', actually. So I went to the bookstore and there it was, three shelves of books about Tolkien and Middle-earth, and I was like, 'Holy cow, what else am I missing out on?'
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Ralph Bakshi
Wizards was my homage to Tolkien in the American idiom. I had read Tolkien, understood Tolkien, and wanted to do a sort of fantasy for American kids, and that was Wizards.
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Ralph Bakshi
I'm the first to admit that I can't be as good as Tolkien, and a movie can never be as good as Tolkien.
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Carl Barks
I've always looked upon the Ducks as caricature human beings. Perhaps I've been years writing in that middle world that J.R.R. Tolkien describes, and never knew it.
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Graeme Base
I was born in Amersham, England on 6/4/58. My family moved to Australia when I was eight, and I went to Box Hill High School and then Melbourne High School. I liked to draw and write at school, and I liked books by J.R.R. Tolkien, A.A. Milne and Kenneth Grahame.
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Stephen R. Donaldson
For a variety of reasons, my books struck the marketplace like a thunderclap; and one of those reasons was that there were so few alternatives available. Readers who loved Tolkien, and who were not satisfied by Terry Brooks, had nowhere else to turn.
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Luke Evans
One thing Tolkien does incredibly well - and this is from a lay person's point of view; I am not scholar or anything - is that you don't have to make an effort to envisage the worlds that he writes about.
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Paul Di Filippo
Consensus wisdom has it that all modern commercial fantasy novels fall into two camps: those derived from J.R.R. Tolkien and those derived from Mervyn Peake. The 'Lord of the Rings' template or the 'Gormenghast' mold.
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Peter Hambleton
Tolkien didn't just write 'The Hobbit,' he created a whole world.
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John Howe
More often than not, however, the person who flatly states 'Elves aren't like that!' is hard pressed to describe how they really look.... as if Tolkien has summoned archetypes from so deep in our minds that we can only recall them incompletely.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TOLKIEN»

Discover the use of Tolkien in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Tolkien and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Hobbit
. . All those, young or old, who love a fine adventurous tale, beautifully told, will take The Hobbit to their hearts.” – New York Times Book Review
J.R.R. Tolkien, 2012
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J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia: Scholarship and Critical Assessment
A detailed work of reference and scholarship, this one volume Encyclopedia includes discussions of all the fundamental issues in Tolkien scholarship written by the leading scholars in the field.
Michael D. C. Drout, 2007
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Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit
The host of the popular podcast The Tolkien Professor provides an in-depth tour of The Hobbit, detailing the secrets and stories behind the characters within the prelude to The Lord of the Rings. 30,000 first printing.
Corey Olsen, 2012
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Tolkien and the Great War: The Threshold of Middle-earth
This is the first substantially new biography of Tolkien since 1977, meticulously researched and distilled from his personal wartime papers and a multitude of other sources.
John Garth, 2013
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The Tolkien Reader
A collection of verse in praise of Tom Bombadil, that staunch friend of the Hobbits in THE LORD OF THE RINGS. ON FAIRY-STORIES. Professor Tolkien's now-famous essy on the form of the fairy story and the treatment of fantasy.
J. R. R. Tolkien, 1986
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Ents, Elves, and Eriador: The Environmental Vision of J.R.R. ...
Many readers drawn into the heroic tales of J. R. R. Tolkien’s imaginary world of Middle-earth have given little conscious thought to the importance of the land itself in his stories or to the vital roles played by the flora and fauna of ...
Matthew Dickerson, 2006
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J.R.R. Tolkien and His Literary Resonances: Views of ...
Although Tolkien's literary works have, over the past few decades, attracted a considerable and varied body of criticism, much of this material is inaccessible, unreflective, and repetitive.
George Clark, Daniel Timmons, 2000
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Tolkien and C.S. Lewis: The Gift of Friendship
Reveals the complex friendship between the two literary figures, noting their shared academic experiences at Oxford University, Lewis's influence on Tolkien's completion of The Lord of the Rings, and the differences in their temperaments ...
Colin Duriez, 2003
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The Silmarillion
This second edition features a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien describing his intentions for the book, which serves as a brilliant exposition of his conception of the earlier Ages of Middle-earth.
J.R.R. Tolkien, 2012
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The Fall of Arthur
The beloved author of the high fantasy works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings delves into the legend of King Arthur in an epic, but unfinished, poem written in Old English alliterative meter.
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TOLKIEN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Tolkien is used in the context of the following news items.
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Hobbit first edition with JRR Tolkien's inscription doubles sales record
A first edition of The Hobbit given by JRR Tolkien to one of his former students in 1937 has more than doubled the world record for a copy of the author's first ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
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Unofficial 'Tolkien Edit' Cuts 'The Hobbit' Down to Four Hours
For some fans, interaction with films they love (or want to love) has become a full-on interactive thing. For various reasons — love, hate, curiosity, education ... «/FILM, Jan 15»
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Peter Jackson Isn't Ruling Out More Tolkien Movies
Peter Jackson has now spent six films and most of the past 15 years in Middle-earth, but he's still not ruling out another return. The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit ... «/FILM, Dec 14»
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Tolkien professor: Peter Jackson 'missed what The Hobbit was …
FLINT, MI-- Laura Miller-Purrenhage spends her days teaching students at Kettering University how to be leaders in the fashion of characters like Frodo Baggins ... «MLive.com, Dec 14»
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JRR Tolkien: 'Film my books? It's easier to film The Odyssey'
“Spiders,” observed Professor JRR Tolkien, cradling the word with the same affection that he cradled the pipe in his hand, “are the particular terror of northern ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Dec 14»
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Bored of the rings? No more Tolkien, says Peter Jackson – but Ian …
“The Tolkien estate owns the writings of Professor Tolkien. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings were sold by Professor Tolkien in the late 60s, the film rights,” ... «The Guardian, Dec 14»
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JRR Tolkien's Beowulf translation to be published
Tolkien completed his translation in 1926 - and the new publication will be accompanied by further thoughts on the text, which Tolkien prepared for a series of ... «BBC News, Mar 14»
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Tolkien family host special preview of latest Hobbit film in Mold
The advance screening of the film – which is the second instalment in The Hobbit movie trilogy – was organised by members of J R R Tolkien's family to raise ... «Daily Post North Wales, Dec 13»
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Here's Why Peter Jackson Can't Make More Tolkien Adaptations …
Next year will bring The Hobbit: There And Back Again to cinemas everywhere and seemingly end J.R.R. Tolkien's time on the big screen, but is there any way ... «Cinema Blend, Dec 13»
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New Zealand Was the Wrong Place to Film Tolkien's Works
Since he began adapting the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, director Peter Jackson has faced numerous complaints from longtime fans of Middle-earth—some spurious ... «Slate Magazine, Dec 13»

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« EDUCALINGO. Tolkien [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/tolkien>. Aug 2019 ».
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