Pronunciation: (tāt), [key]
1. Sir Henry, 1819–99, English merchant and philanthropist: founder of an art gallery (Tate' Gal'lery) in London, England.
2. (John Or•ley) Allen Pronunciation: (ôr'lē), [key] 1899–1979, U.S. poet, critic, and editor.
3. James, born 1943, U.S. poet.
4. Na•hum Pronunciation: (nā'um, -hum), [key] 1652–1715, English poet and playwright, born in Ireland: poet laureate 1692–1715.
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