Beckett(redirected from Beckett (disambiguation))
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.
1. Margaret Mary. born 1943, British Labour politician; leader of the House of Commons (1998--2001); secretary of state for environment, food, and rural affairs (2001-- )
2. Samuel (Barclay). 1906--89, Irish dramatist and novelist writing in French and English, whose works portray the human condition as insignificant or absurd in a bleak universe. They include the plays En attendant Godot (Waiting for Godot, 1952), Fin de partie (Endgame, 1957), and Not I (1973) and the novel Malone meurt (Malone Dies, 1951): Nobel prize for literature 1969
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005