Pronunciation: (wôl'pōl", wol'-),[key] —n. 1. Horace,4th Earl of Or•fordPronunciation: (ôr'furd),[key](Horatio Walpole), 1717–97, English novelist and essayist (son of Sir Robert Walpole).
2. Sir Hugh Seymour, 1884–1941, English novelist, born in New Zealand.
3. Sir Robert,1st Earl of Or•fordPronunciation: (ôr'furd),[key]1676–1745, British statesman: prime minister 1715–17; 1721–42.
4. a city in E Massachusetts. 18,859.