Definition of Sir Francis Drake

1. Noun. English explorer and admiral who was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe and who helped to defeat the Spanish Armada (1540-1596).

Exact synonyms: Drake, Francis Drake
Generic synonyms: Admiral, Full Admiral, Navigator



Sir Francis Drake Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Sir Francis Drake Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sir Francis Drake

Sir Christopher Wren
Sir Clive Marles Sinclair
Sir David's long-beaked echidna
Sir David Alexander Cecil Low
Sir David Bruce
Sir David Low
Sir Edmund Hillary
Sir Edmund Percival Hillary
Sir Edward Elgar
Sir Edward Victor Appleton
Sir Edward William Elgar
Sir Edwin Landseer Luytens
Sir Edwin Lutyens
Sir Ernst Boris Chain
Sir Francis Bacon
Sir Francis Drake (current term)
Sir Francis Galton
Sir Fred Hoyle
Sir Frederick Ashton
Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins
Sir Frederick Grant Banting
Sir Frederick William Herschel
Sir Galahad
Sir Gawain
Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson
Sir George Otto Trevelyan
Sir George Paget Thomson
Sir Geraint
Sir Hans Adolf Krebs
Sir Harold George Nicolson

Literary usage of Sir Francis Drake

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 (1890)
"It is stated that lie afterwards went with Drake and Ralegh to cruise upon the Spanish coast, and parted from Sir Francis Drake at the mouth of the Gulf of ..."

2. The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature: Containing an Account of by William Thomas Lowndes (1864)
"The World encompassed by Sir Francis Drake, carefully collected out of the ... Sir Francis Drake revived. Being a Summary and true Relation of foure seve- ..."

3. The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature: Containing an Account of by William Thomas Lowndes, Henry George Bohn (1865)
"Sir Francis Drake revived. Being a Summary and true Relation of foure seve- rall Voyages made by the said Sir Francis Drake to the West-Indies. ..."

4. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1904)
"Sir Francis Drake revived.. .Being a summary and true relation of foure several! voyages made by the said Sir F. Drake to the West-Indies ...collected out ..."

5. A Dictionary of Books Relating to America, from Its Discovery to the Present by Joseph Sabin, Wilberforce Eames, Bibliographical Society of America, Robert William Glenroie Vail (1873)
"Sir Francis Drake Revived, &c., by this memorable relation of the rare occurrences ... Sir Francis Drake Revived.| Who is or may be a Pattern to stirre up ..."

6. A Sailor's Garland by John Masefield (1908)
"(From the opera, The History of Sir Francis Drake, by Sir William Davenant, 1659. The opera is founded on the prose narrative "Sir Francis Drake revived. ..."

7. Old Virginia and Her Neighbours by John Fiske (1897)
"much trouble, and after a year had passed the colonists were suffering from scarcity of food, when all at once Sir Francis Drake appeared on the scene with ..."

8. An English Garner: Ingatherings from Our History & Literature by Edward Arber (1895)
"Reviewed also by Sir FRANCIS DRAKE himself, before his death ; and much holpen and ... Set forth by Sir FRANCIS DRAKE, Baronet, (his nephew) now living. ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Sir Francis Drake

Search for Sir Francis Drake on Dictionary.com!Search for Sir Francis Drake on Thesaurus.com!Search for Sir Francis Drake on Google!Search for Sir Francis Drake on Wikipedia!

Search