Dryden definition

  • others:
    • Dryden, John 1631-1700. English writer and poet laureate (after 1668). The outstanding literary figure of the Restoration, he penned critical essays, poems, such as for example Absalom and Achitophel (1681), and dramas, including All for admiration (1678).
  • proper-noun:
    • A surname derived from place-names in England, from Old English terms for "dry valley".
    • John Dryden, English poet and playwright
  • noun:
    • the outstanding poet and dramatist associated with Restoration (1631-1700)

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