Words used first by William Shakespeare

 

 

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

 

BORN: 23 APRIL 1564
DIED: 23 APRIL 1616

              

Portrait of William Shakespeare, attributed to John Taylor
NPG London

 

     The English language owes a great debt to Shakespeare. He invented over 1700 of our common words by changing nouns into verbs , changing verbs into adjectives , connecting words never before used together , adding prefixes and suffixes , and diversing words wholly original. Below is a list of a few of the words Shakespeare coined.

 

academe

accused

addiction

advertising

amazement

arouse

assassination

backing

bandit

bedroom

beached

besmirch

birthplace

blanket

bloodstained

barefaced

blushing

bet

bump

buzzer

caked

cater

champion

circumstantial

cold-blooded

compromise

courtship

countless

critic

dauntless

dawn

deafening

discontent

dishearten

drugged

dwindle

epileptic

equivocal

elbow

excitement

exposure

eyeball

fashionable

fixture

flawed

frugal

generous

gloomy

gossip

green-eyed

gust

hint

hobnob

hurried

impede

impartial

invulnerable

jaded

label

lackluster

laughable

lonely

lower

luggage

lustrous

madcap

majestic

marketable

metamorphize

mimic

monumental

moonbeam

mountaineer

negotiate

noiseless

obscene

obsequiously

ode

olympian

outbreak

panders

pedant

premeditated

puking

radiance

rant

remorseless

savagery

scuffle

secure

skim milk

submerge

summit

swagger

torture

tranquil

undress

unreal

varied

vaulting

worthless

Zany

 

Source: http://shakespeare.about.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Shakespeare’s House in Stratford-Upon-Avon

Now home of the Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust

 Statue of Shakespeare in Leicester Square, London

 

 

 

Use full links about Shakespeare

 

                                        Shakespeare’s Biography

                                                Columbia Encyclopedia—William Shakespeare

                                                The History Channel—William Shakespeare

                                                In Search of Shakespeare

                                                Literature Post

                                                Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet

                                                Renaissance-Faire.Com’s Life of William Shakespeare

                                                Shakespeare Biography

                                                Shakespeare Biography by All Shakespeare                              

                                                Shakespeare’s Biography (Shakespeare Online)

                                                William Shakespeare (MS Encarta Online)

                                                William Shakespeare—Biography and Works

                                                William Shakespeare: An Outline of his Life

Shakespeare’s Works

                   Shakespeare on the Web

                                                Collected Works of Shakespeare

                                                Internet Shakespeare: Draft Early Texts

                                                Internet Shakespeare Editions—Home Page

                                                Mr. Shakespeare and the Internet

                                                The Oxford Shakespeare

                                                Project Gutenburg

                                                Shakespeare’s History Plays—A Student’s Overview

                                                The Works of William Shakespeare at MIT

                       

                   Literary Criticism

                                                A. C. Bradley’s Shakespearean Tragedy

                                                About.com—Shakespeare Criticism

                                                Internet Public Library

                                                Samuel Johnson’s “Shakespeare” Preface

                                                Shake Sphere:

                                                Shakespeare and his Critics:

                                                Shakespeare Association of America (SAA):

                                                Shakespeare Criticism

                                                Shakespeare in Connotations

                                                Shakespeare Online

                                                University of Basel, Switzerland

                        UTEL: Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays, by William Hazlitt (1817)

                                                World Shakespeare Bibliography

 

Journals

ELH—Early Literary History Journal

Early Modern Literary Studies Journal

Shakespeare and the Classroom

Shakespeare Magazine

Shakespeare Quarterly

SHAKSPER: The Global Electronic Shakespeare Conference

 

 

                                     

 

           

 

 

 

 

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~ by Chaitanya TH on July 1, 2008.

34 Responses to “Words used first by William Shakespeare”

  1. Excellent

  2. im doing shakespear at school at the mo and thin e is rly brilliant. ive even taken up acting now because he amazed me so much 🙂 here is one of my poem …

    if i could travel all the time
    i wished i could make this poam rhym
    so listen up
    so listen good
    we could fly with robin hood
    now take my hand
    ill show you
    each world
    just me and you
    we could travle the stars together
    and sail the seas forever
    so take me now
    its now or never.
    im in love now
    im ready to say my vow.x

  3. oi acsept it so every 1 can see

  4. we only know his babtisum you retards!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. retard

  6. idiot retard melon boy!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. you wrong nerdy little old mellon

  8. idiot retard melon boy!!!!!!!!!!

  9. retarded camel pooo

  10. today we are going to read about the peson wh0o was wrong about shakespeare who died by getting haunted by william shakepeare himmmself he went to work when he got hit by a bus the end .. come back tomorrow for more storys.

  11. j

  12. hi tooooo you all out there

  13. your all sad leaving messages
    =]
    =]

  14. tom watkings like playing modern warefare 2 sad oooooooo

  15. james marlow plays modern warefare 2 24/7 saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad

  16. mr quitten is awsome

  17. Mr Quinlan is awsome!!

  18. the weird tom watkins is sad

  19. shaun pitt!

  20. james marlow + sophie richardson

  21. katie rose + patrick bold

  22. james marlow loves sophie richerdson

  23. kika gates loves jack wait

  24. i love u man

  25. kika gates + ?

  26. umm yeah, suree, wee can go with thatt.

  27. bob marley R.I.P ya man

  28. that is a cool house. =] to bad that i live in a bigger one

  29. omg this helped me a lot on my project! thaaanks 🙂

  30. lol

  31. 😀
    😛

  32. This is the best Complete Works of Shakespeare that I own, and will likely to remain as such if the excellent people at the Arden Shakespeare do not deliver something magical when they most likely release a Complete Works set after wrapping up their third series editions in the next three years.

  33. Check out the new film: “Was Shakespeare a Fraud”, I’ve heard only good things.

  34. […] of the famous people I admire are Albert Einstein, Jose P. Rizal, William Shakespeare, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti […]

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