AskDefine | Define Hume

Dictionary Definition

Hume n : Scottish philosopher whose sceptical philosophy restricted human knowledge to that which can be perceived by the senses (1711-1776) [syn: David Hume]

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English

Proper noun

  1. A Scottish habitational surname from Home in Berwickshire
  2. An English, Irish and Scottish surname, a variant of Holme
  3. David Hume Scottish philosopher and historian

Extensive Definition

Hume (Home is an older variant spelling of Hume, still used for the senior branches of the family) is a surname that originated in the South East of Scotland, of which the senior representatives are the Earls of Home. The name can refer to several people and places:

People

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Places

* Hume Castle, the historic 13th century eponymous fortress of the Home/Hume family in Berwickshire, Scotland

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