Definition of Sherlock

1. Noun. Someone who can be employed as a detective to collect information.




Definition of Sherlock

1. Proper noun. (surname A=An English from=Middle English dot=) ¹

2. Proper noun. A rare male given name transferred from the surname. ¹

3. Proper noun. (humorous) A detective (from ''Sherlock Holmes''), especially used ironically to address somebody who has stated the obvious. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sherlock

1. a detective [n -S] - See also: detective

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sherlock

shergottite
shergottites
sheria
sherias
sheriat
sheriats
sherif
sheriff
sheriff's sale
sheriffdom
sheriffdoms
sheriffhood
sheriffs
sheriffship
sherifs
sherlock (current term)
sherlocks
shero
sheroes
sheroot
sheroots
sherpaed
sherpaing
sherpas
sherried
sherries
sherris
sherrises
sherry
sherry wine

Literary usage of Sherlock

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1. Journal by English Place-Name Society (1906)
"Extract from the Pedigree of sherlock, of Mitchelstown, Co. Cork. 166o. ... WD) Extract from the Marriage Licence Bond of Joseph sherlock and Alicia Burne. ..."

2. Religious Thought in England, from the Reformation to the End of Last by John Hunt (1871)
"These two tracts were answered by Dr. sherlock in ' A sherlock on ... It is impossible, according to sherlock, for us to determine what is contrary to the ..."

3. English Prose: Selections by Henry Craik (1894)
"William sherlock, the father, was born at Southwark in 1641, went from Eton ... Here it must be sufficient to say that sherlock at first refused the oaths, ..."

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