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graham

[grey-uh m, gram] /ˈgreɪ əm, græm/
adjective
1.
made of graham flour.
Origin of graham
1825-1835
1825-35

Graham

[grey-uh m, gram] /ˈgreɪ əm, græm/
noun
1.
Katharine Meyer, 1917–2001, U.S. newspaper publisher.
2.
Martha, 1894–1991, U.S. dancer and choreographer.
3.
Thomas, 1805–69, Scottish chemist.
4.
William Franklin ("Billy") born 1918, U.S. evangelist.
5.
a male given name: from an Old English word meaning “gray home.”.
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  • “He weighed a hundred and thirty-five,” graham admitted ruefully.

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  • graham and I set off at once, and as soon as we met any townsfolk they began crying to me that I was to be arrested.

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  • graham handed over one of the bands and slowly adjusted the other to his head.

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  • graham was full of ill auguries, but said he would assent and assist.

British Dictionary definitions for graham

graham

/ˈɡreɪəm/
noun
1.
(modifier) (mainly US & Canadian) made of graham flour: graham crackers
Word Origin
C19: named after S. Graham (1794–1851), American dietetic reformer

Graham

/ˈɡreɪəm/
noun
1.
Martha. 1893–1991, US dancer and choreographer
2.
Thomas. 1805–69, British physicist: proposed Graham's law (1831) of gaseous diffusion and coined the terms osmosis, crystalloids, and colloids
3.
William Franklin, known as Billy Graham. born 1918, US evangelist
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Word Origin and History for graham

Graham

in reference to crackers, etc., from unsifted whole-wheat flour, 1834, American English, from Sylvester Graham (1794-1851), U.S. dietetic reformer and temperance advocate. The family name is attested from early 12c., an Anglo-French form of the place name Grantham (Lincolnshire).

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