Definition of Oliver Goldsmith from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Oliver Goldsmith

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(c. 1730-74) an Irish writer of plays, novels and poetry. His best-known works are the play She Stoops to Conquer and the novel The Vicar of Wakefield. He was a close friend of Samuel Johnson and one of the group of writers living in 18th-century London known as the Club.