Definition of Carson
1. Noun. United States biologist remembered for her opposition to the use of pesticides that were hazardous to wildlife (1907-1964).
Generic synonyms: Biologist, Life Scientist, Conservationist, Environmentalist
2. Noun. United States frontiersman who guided Fremont's expeditions in the 1840s and served as a Union general in the American Civil War (1809-1868).
Generic synonyms: Backwoodsman, Frontiersman, Mountain Man
Definition of Carson
1. Proper noun. (surname A=An Irish and Scottish dot=), possibly a form of Curzon. ¹
2. Proper noun. (surnames male given name) (and very rarely a female name) transferred from the surname. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Carson
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1887)
"After a time Carson resigned the pastorate, shook off the shackles of ... By his writings and the publication of his books Carson became widely known ..."
2. Crofutt's New Overland Tourist, and Pacific Coast Guide ...: Over the Union by George A. Crofutt (1880)
"Away in the distance, four miles away, can be seen Carson City, a little further, Carson River, and beyond both, the mountains, just beyond-which is ..."
3. The California Earthquake of April 18, 1906: Report of the State Earthquake by Andrew Cowper Lawson, Harry Fielding Reid (1910)
"If the first disturbance was felt at Carson City, the violent shock, which was many times stronger, should have been felt at a far greater distance, ..."
4. Kit Carson's Life and Adventures: From Facts Narrated by Himself : Embracing by De Witt Clinton Peters (1873)
"Kit Carson and two Companions plan a Hunt for themselves—The Great Success met with—Return to Taos—Sale of the Beaver Fur—Kit Carson joins Captain Lee and ..."
5. The History of the Military Occupation of the Territory of New Mexico from by Twitchell, Ralph Emerson, 1859-1925 (1909)
"No other white man was trusted by Indians and Mexicans as was Carson. ... Some time before Fremont's first expedition was begun Carson traveled as far north ..."
6. American State Trials: A Collection of the Important and Interesting by John Davison Lawson, Robert Lorenzo Howard (1916)
"Carson Chen sent for Thomas Baker and Jane Baker, the parents of Mrs. Carson, ... On coming there they found Carson in the china store; he and they went up ..."
7. Southwestern Historical Quarterly by Texas State Historical Association, Herbert Eugene Bolton, Eugene Campbell Barker, University of Texas at Austin Center for Studies in Texas History (1905)
"Samuel Price Carson, first Secretary of State in the cabinet of David G. Burnet, Provisional President of the Republic of Texas from March to October, 1836, ..."