follow Dictionary.com

Today's Word of the Day means...

Richards

[rich-erdz] /ˈrɪtʃ ərdz/
noun
1.
Dickinson Woodruff
[woo d-ruhf] /ˈwʊd rʌf/ (Show IPA),
1895–1973, U.S. physician: Nobel prize 1956.
2.
I(vor) A(rmstrong)
[ahy-ver,, ee-ver] /ˈaɪ vər,, ˈi vər/ (Show IPA),
1893–1979, English literary critic in the U.S.
3.
Theodore William, 1868–1928, U.S. chemist: Nobel prize 1914.

Richard

[ri-shahrd; French ree-shar] /rɪˈʃɑrd; French riˈʃar/
noun
1.
Maurice [maw-rees;; French moh-rees] /mɔˈris;; French moʊˈris/ (Show IPA), ("Rocket") 1921–2000, Canadian hockey player.

Richard

[rich-erd] /ˈrɪtʃ ərd/
noun
1.
a male given name.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for Richards

Richards

/ˈrɪtʃədz/
noun
1.
I(vor) A(rmstrong). 1893–1979, British literary critic and linguist, who, with C. K. Ogden, wrote The Meaning of Meaning (1923) and devised Basic English
2.
Sir Gordon. 1904–86, English flat-racing jockey: champion jockey 26 times between 1925 and 1953; won 4870 races, including fourteen English classics
3.
Sir Viv, full name Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards. born 1952, West Indian cricketer, born in Antigua; played in 121 tests, 50 as captain; scored 8,540 test runs

Richard

/ˈrɪtʃəd/
noun
1.
Sir Cliff, real name Harry Rodger Webb. born 1940, British pop singer. Film musicals include The Young Ones (1961) and Summer Holiday (1962)
2.
Maurice, known as Rocket. (1921–2000); Canadian ice hockey player
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for Richards
Richard
masc. proper name, M.E. Rycharde, from O.Fr. Richard, from O.H.G. Ricohard, from P.Gmc. *rik- "ruler" + *harthu "hard." One of the most popular names introduced by the Normans.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Richards in Medicine

Richards Rich·ards (rĭch'ərdz), Dickinson Woodruff. 1895-1973.

American physician. He shared a 1956 Nobel Prize for developing cardiac catheterization.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Richards in Science
Richards
  (rĭch'ərdz)   
American chemist and educator whose survey of water quality in Massachusetts led to the establishment of the first water quality standards in the United States and the first modern sewage treatment plant.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for Richards

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Richards

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends