family name (late 12c.), later masc. personal name, from Gaelic Dubh glas "the dark water," name of a place in Lanarkshire. As a given name, in the top 40 for boys born in U.S. from 1942 to 1971. Douglas fir named for David Douglas (1798-1834), Scottish botanist who first recorded it in Pacific Northwest, 1825. Douglas scheme, Douglas plan, Douglassite, etc. refer to "social credit" economic model put forth by British engineer Maj. Clifford Hugh Douglas (1879-1952).
1. Douglas was a 29-year-old journeyman fighter, erratic in his previous fights.
2. Last night he was being held in solitary confinement in Douglas jail.
3. If Douglas came down hard enough on him, Dale would rebel.
4. The hero, Danny, bears an uncanny resemblance to Kirk Douglas.
5. Douglas telephoned Catherine at her office. She refused to take his calls.