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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

masc. proper name, from Old French Gilles, from Latin Aegidius, from aegis (see aegis). Often used as a typical name of a simple-minded farmer.

Giles -- U.S. County in Tennessee
Population (2000): 29447
Housing Units (2000): 13113
Land area (2000): 610.926627 sq. miles (1582.292632 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.248361 sq. miles (0.643253 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 611.174988 sq. miles (1582.935885 sq. km)
Located within: Tennessee (TN), FIPS 47
Location: 35.182210 N, 87.026964 W
Giles, TN
Giles County
Giles County, TN
Giles -- U.S. County in Virginia
Population (2000): 16657
Housing Units (2000): 7732
Land area (2000): 357.328634 sq. miles (925.476873 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 3.071093 sq. miles (7.954094 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 360.399727 sq. miles (933.430967 sq. km)
Located within: Virginia (VA), FIPS 51
Location: 37.324127 N, 80.722617 W
Giles, VA
Giles County
Giles County, VA

Giles may refer to:

Giles (Buffy comic)

Giles is a comic, a story based on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer television series.

Giles (surname)

The surname Giles comes from the given name Giles, for which multiple origins have been suggested.

Giles (given name)

Giles is a masculine given name.

Giles [dʒaɪlz] is the Medieval English form of the Old French saints' name Giles, an altered form of Latin Aegidius. The modern French form is Gilles.

Giles (bacteriophage)

Giles is a bacteriophage that infects Mycobacterium smegmatis bacteria. The genome of this phage is very different from that of other mycobacteriophages and is highly mosaic. More than half of its predicted genes are novel and are not seen in other species.

Usage examples of "giles".

Giles, a great power in Turin, and a kind of protecting deity to all actresses, summoned me to her presence by a liveried footman.

One glimpse into the immense kitchen almost banished the apprehensions of Giles Habibula.

It would help if Giles were to hold another autographing party, maybe identify himself with the place in some way.

I ought to go in and cheer for poor Giles at his autographing session.

Which of them went to get Giles Devore yesterday morning to see that he got to the autographing session?

But the person who had Pen One was the person who had exchanged pens with Giles at the autographing session.

After a lengthy search, she bought Delft Blue pottery for Doreen and Cora, small beribboned boxes of chocolates for Mrs Giles and Miss Stan dish, and a carton of Dutch cigars for Percy.

He had spent an anxious weekend confined to his room at the Handyman Arms partly because he was afraid of missing the telephone call from Miss Boles and partly because he had no intention of leaving the money he had received from Sir Giles in his suitcase or of carrying it around on his person.

On one side of the dead guy was a woman, Denise Giles, skinny as ticker tape, pretty, dark, who knows what age.

Hursley descended to his son Giles Hobby, Esq., who, it appears clearly by the register and other records, was living in the parish very early in the seventeenth century.

Giles was there, grinning at me silently, stretched out in the bathtub with one leg over the side, his head cradled against the metal of the faucets, apparently quite, quite nude, and, apparently, quite, quite dead.

Giles Habibula peered with apprehensive eyes at the gleaming generators, and sorrowfully shook his head.

Hal Samdu seemed grimly belligerent, but Giles Habibula was still greenishly ill.

In the space of a few seconds, every guard in the antechamber was dead, and only Giles and Jenny, Toby and Flynn and a handful of Hazels were left standing.

Giles Overton, who had made himself money in real estate since the homesteaders had started to pour into this Silver Bow country.