admirer

Definitions

  • Grandma and mother admire Robbie's slate sketch
    Grandma and mother admire Robbie's slate sketch
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n admirer someone who admires a young woman "she had many admirers"
    • n admirer a person who admires; someone who esteems or respects or approves
    • n admirer a person who backs a politician or a team etc. "all their supporters came out for the game","they are friends of the library"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Admiral Sir Charles Saunders Admiral Sir Charles Saunders
Admiral Earl St. Vincent Admiral Earl St. Vincent
Admiral Viscount Nelson Admiral Viscount Nelson
Miss Velvet-Purr sings a song, which is much admired Miss Velvet-Purr sings a song, which is much admired
Fancy Picture of Hanwellian Admirer of the Ibsenesque Drama thoroughly enjoying himself Fancy Picture of Hanwellian Admirer of the Ibsenesque Drama thoroughly enjoying himself
THE MUTUAL ADMIRATION OF THE BRETON AND THE BISHOP THE MUTUAL ADMIRATION OF THE BRETON AND THE BISHOP
ADMIRAL SIR ISAAC COFFIN ADMIRAL SIR ISAAC COFFIN

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Heavyweight tire manufacturer Goodyear is in no way affiliated with Charles Goodyear, the inventor of vulcanized rubber. They merely admired his inventiveness and his process that was so easy to duplicate that competitors simply stole it.
    • n Admirer One who admires; one who esteems or loves greatly.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In Norfolk, Virginia, a woman can't go out without wearing a corset. (There was a civil-service jobfor men onlycalled a corset inspector). However, in Merryville, Missouri, women are prohibited from wearing corsets because "the privilege of admiring the curvaceous, unencumbered body of a young woman should not be denied to the normal, red-blooded American male."
    • n admirer One who admires; specifically, one who pays court to or manifests his admiration of a woman; a lover.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: John Paul Jones' real name was John Paul. In a letter to Benjamin Franklin, he admitted he'd killed a sailor in the West Indies and changed his name to escape punishment. The "Jones" comes from Mrs. Willie Jones of North Carolina, whom he "admired."
    • n Admirer one who admires: a lover
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Quotations

  • D. H. Lawrence
    D.%20H.%20Lawrence
    “I can't bear art that you can walk round and admire. A book should be either a bandit or a rebel or a man in the crowd.”
  • Timothy Radcliffe
    Timothy Radcliffe
    “Celibacy is not just a matter of not having sex. It is a way of admiring a person for their humanity, maybe even for their beauty.”
  • John M. Thomas
    John M. Thomas
    “You must regulate your life by the standards you admire when you are at your best.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.”
  • Emily Bronte
    Emily%20Bronte
    “Having leveled my palace, don't erect a hovel and complacently admire your own charity in giving me that for a home.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel%20Johnson
    “There are charms made only for distance admiration.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. admirer—L. ad, at, mirāri, to wonder.

Usage

In literature:

She was somewhat of a flirt, and rather fond of admiration.
"The Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman, Complete" by William T. Sherman
I have often heard him speak of Mrs. Tod as the most admirable woman he had ever known.
"Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Complete" by Ulysses S. Grant
He cherished an admiration for Irene, and wished to be on more playful terms with her.
"The Forsyte Saga, Complete" by John Galsworthy
He admired her work, yet he did his utmost to render it little admirable.
"Diana of the Crossways, Complete" by George Meredith
Again the lake was admired, the house admired.
"One of Our Conquerors, Complete" by George Meredith
Prone to admire and bend the knee where he admired, he chafed at subjection, unless he had the particular spell constantly renewed.
"The Amazing Marriage, Complete" by George Meredith
I have often heard him speak of Mrs. Tod as the most admirable woman he had ever known.
"Memoirs of Three Civil War Generals, Complete" by U. S. Grant, W. T. Sherman, P. H. Sheridan
The next step was to publish the Accord of 24th August, and to signify the intention of the Admiral to enforce its observance.
"The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74" by John Lothrop Motley
Even your admirable advice may be a bore sometimes.
"The History of Pendennis" by William Makepeace Thackeray
While her father was commander-in-chief at Plymouth, she was one day out in the Channel, beyond the Eddystone, in the Admiral's cutter.
"The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders" by Ernest Scott
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In poetry:

And now the dimpling water staid,
And glassed its ripples in a nook;
And on its breast a bubble played,
Which won the boy's admiring look.
"The Bubble Chase" by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
Can'st thou, without a sigh, resign
The homage by thy charms inspir'd?
To one, oh! say, can'st thou confine
What oft so many have admir'd?
"Song V" by Sir John Carr
Just as a fawn, in forest shade,
Trembling to meet th' admiring eye,
I've seen thee try to hide, sweet maid!
Thy charms behind thy modesty.
"To Miss Atkinson" by Sir John Carr
No linnet, from the leafless bough,
Pours forth her note melodious now,
But all admire Asteria's tongue,
Nor wish the linnet's vernal song.
"Upon a Visit to a Lady of Quality" by William Shenstone
At his right hand our eyes behold
The queen arrayed in purest gold;
The world admires her heav'nly dress,
Her robe of joy and righteousness.
"Psalm 45 part 2" by Isaac Watts
And when summer smiles, I will appear
Like a fair and beautiful rose ;
And thou, perchance, wilt admire me,
And say my blush brightly glows.
"The Maniac" by Mary Anne Browne

In news:

True-blue crime-busters take top honors and earn community's admiration .
Managing Editor HAWLEY- Admirers of Hawley and the surrounding region span over 200 years.
His death has left a hole in the fabric of hockey in Detroit and in the hearts of admirers .
Recap for 'Doc Martin,' Episode Nineteen: 'The Admirer '.
Was Milton Friedman a Secret Admirer of Keynes.
Bonner's meeting with young admirer shows Spurs' benevolence.
Karl Lagerfeld: 'Adele, I am your biggest admirer '.
History has shown us many individuals who " admired " their serve.
The past few weeks, we have witnessed people in the news admiring their serve.
Still, you can't truly admire the splendor of any of it unless you actually see it in person.
It's possible that this analysis is colored by my being invested in the outcome of this affair —I don't know him well but I like and admire the guy.
A friend of mine chose John Stone as her cardiologist because she admired his writing—something that is not often factored-in when selecting a doctor.
Website lets world admire 'Ghent Altarpiece ' in 100 billion pixels.
The peaceful transition of power that is the hallmark of American government was on display for all the world to see and admire.
Deep admiration for the self-made men and women of business is all but encoded into Americans' DNA.
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In science:

Bourbaki must also be admired by “working mathematicians”.
United sight to an algebraic operations and convergence
The admiration we feel towards QM is mixed with surprise: Quantum Physics uses a sophisticated mathematical framework to describe the physical world and the relation between the phenomena we see and the mathematical ob jects used to describe them is never obvious or justified on first principles.
Concrete Foundations for Categorical Quantum Physics
The slow progress with the meridian circles and the new photographic technique (the dry plate was invented in 1871) in 1885 led the director of the Paris Observatory, Admiral E.B. Mouchez, to suggest the possibility of a great photographic star chart, which became the Astrographic Catalogue (AC).
Astrometry during the past 2000 years
It turns out that Stein’s method and Malliavin calculus fit together admirably well.
Lectures on Gaussian approximations with Malliavin calculus
Carlo simulations, to which the ERG model lends itself admirably, is given.
Exponential random graph models
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