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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
E•liz•a•be•than  (i liz′ə bēthən, -bethən),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. World Historyof or pertaining to the reign of Elizabeth I, queen of England, or to her times:Elizabethan diplomacy; Elizabethan music.
  2. Architecture, World Historynoting or pertaining to an English Renaissance style of architecture of the reign of Elizabeth I characterized by fantastic sculptured or molded ornament of German or Flemish origin, symmetrical layouts, and an emphasis on domestic architecture. Cf. Jacobean (def. 2).

  1. World Historyan English person who lived during the Elizabethan period, esp. a poet or dramatist.
  • Elizabeth + -an 1810–20

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

Elizabethan /ɪˌlɪzəˈbiːθən/ adj
  1. of, characteristic of, or relating to England or its culture in the age of Elizabeth I or to the United Kingdom or its culture in the age of Elizabeth II
  2. of, relating to, or designating a style of architecture used in England during the reign of Elizabeth I, characterized by moulded and sculptured ornament based on German and Flemish models
  1. a person who lived in England during the reign of Elizabeth I

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