Edwards

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Edward

[ed-werd]
noun
1.
Prince of Wales and Duke of Cornwall ("The Black Prince") 1330–76, English military leader (son of Edward III).
2.
a lake in central Africa, between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo: a source of the Nile. 830 sq. mi. (2150 sq. km).
3.
a male given name: from Old English words meaning “rich, happy” and “guardian.”
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Edward1 (ˈɛdwəd)
 
n
Lake Edward Former official name: Lake Amin a lake in central Africa, between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre) in the Great Rift Valley: empties through the Semliki River into Lake Albert. Area: about 2150 sq km (830 sq miles)

Edward2 (ˈɛdwəd)
 
n
1.  known as the Black Prince. 1330--76, Prince of Wales, the son of Edward III of England. He won victories over the French at Crécy (1346) and Poitiers (1356) in the Hundred Years' War
2.  Prince. born 1964, Earl of Wessex, third son of Elizabeth II of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. In 1999 he married Sophie Rhys-Jones (born 1965); their daughter Louise was born in 2003

Edwards (ˈɛdwədz)
 
n
1.  Gareth (Owen). born 1947, Welsh Rugby Union footballer: halfback for Wales (1967--78) and the British Lions (1968--74)
2.  Jonathan. 1703--58, American Calvinist theologian and metaphysician; author of The Freedom of the Will (1754)
3.  Jonathan. born 1966, British athlete: gold medallist in the Olympic triple jump (2000)

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Edward
masc. proper name, from O.E. Ead-weard, lit. "prosperity-guard." Edwardian is attested from 1861 in ref. to the medieval Eng. kings of that name; 1908 in the sense of "of the time or reign of Edward VII" (1901-10), and, since 1934, especially with reference to the men's clothing styles (cf. teddy-boy,
1954). Among the 10 most popular names for boys born in the U.S. every year from 1895 to 1930.
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