Definition of Johnson, Samuel in English:

Johnson, Samuel

proper noun

  • (1709–84), British lexicographer, writer, critic, and conversationalist; known as Dr. Johnson. A leading figure in the literary London of his day, he is noted particularly for his "Dictionary of the English Language" (1755), his edition of Shakespeare (1765), and "The Lives of the English Poets" (1779–81). James Boswell's biography of Johnson records details of his life and conversation.


Johnson, Samuel