Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: astor
IPA transcription: ['æstɚ]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: Astor, John_Jacob_Astor
    Meaning: United States capitalist (born in Germany) who made a fortune in fur trading (1763-1848)
  • Synonyms: Astor, Nancy_Witcher_Astor, Viscountess_Astor
    Meaning: British politician (born in the United States) who was the first woman to sit in the British House of Commons (1879-1964)
Usage examples
  • "It's beastly expensive at the Astor," said Mike.
  • Mr. Astor could, if he had chosen, have thrown his millions about in this style.
  • Every quarter day Mr. Astor had nearly half a million dollars to invest in the industries of the country.
  • In estimating the character and merits of such a man as the late Mr. Astor, we are apt to leave out of view the enormous harm he might have done if he had chosen to do it.
  • The late Mr. Astor, with an income from invested property of nearly two millions a year, could have made life more difficult than it was to the whole body of people in New York who are able to live in a liberal manner.
  • As he lived for many years next door to the Astor Library, the frequenters of that noble institution had an opportunity of observing that he laid in his year's supply of coal in the month of June, when coal is cheapest.