AskDefine | Define Baldwin

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1 United States author who was an outspoken citic of racism (1924-1987) [syn: James Baldwin, James Arthur Baldwin]
2 English statesman; member of the Conservative Party (1867-1947) [syn: Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley]
3 an American eating apple with red or yellow and red skin

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Proper noun

  1. a surname derived from Germanic words bald, brave + wine, friend
  2. Stanley Baldwin British Prime Minister
  3. King Baldwin IV, ruler of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem before the takeover of Saladin in 1187. He died in 1185 due to complications with the socially unacceptable disease of leprosy. Also known as the leper king.

Extensive Definition

Baldwin may refer to:


Baldwin is the name of several places in Canada:
Baldwin Street, Dunedin in New Zealand, the world's steepest street
People with the surname Baldwin:


  • Baldwin Locomotive Works, one of the world's largest builders of steam locomotives in the 19th and 20th centuries
  • Baldwin Piano, the largest manufacturer of pianos and keyboard instruments in the US


Baldwin in German: Baldwin
Baldwin in French: Baldwin
Baldwin in Galician: Baldwin
Baldwin in Dutch: Baldwin
Baldwin in Japanese: ボールドウィン
Baldwin in Polish: Baldwin
Baldwin in Portuguese: Balduíno
Baldwin in Russian: Балдуин
Baldwin in Slovenian: Baldvin
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