Definitions of E. Cobham Brewer

  1. An English clergyman and lexicographer; born in London May 2, 1810; died at Newark, Eng., March 6, 1897. He was educated at Cambridge, and entered the ministry. He edited many valuable reference books, among which are: "Guide to Science"( 1850; Dictionary of Phrase and Fable"( 1885); "Reader's Hand-book"( 1884); "Dictionary of Miracles"; etc.