Sheridan definition by Webster's New World
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- Sheridan, Philip Henry 1831-88; Union general in the Civil War
- Sheridan, Richard Brinsley 1751-1816; Brit. dramatist & politician, born in Ireland
Sheridan definition by American Heritage Dictionary
, Philip Henry 1831-1888.
American Union general. Active in the Chattanooga (1863) and Wilderness (1864) campaigns, he routed Confederate forces at the Battle of Five Forks (1865).
, Richard Brinsley 1751-1816.
British playwright and politician known for his satirical comedies of manners, including The Rivals (1775), which features the catachrestic character Mrs. Malaprop.