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[gair-ee, gar-ee] /ˈgɛər i, ˈgær i/
Elbert Henry, 1846–1927, U.S. financier and lawyer.
a port in NW Indiana, on Lake Michigan.
a male given name: from an Old English word meaning “spear bearer.”. Unabridged
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  • Gary made some other reservations and wrote that there must be an answer in a day or two.

    Dr. John McLoughlin, the Father of Oregon Frederick Van Voorhies Holman
  • "You have just tired yourself with mounting that wild thing, Daisy," said my Aunt Gary.

    Daisy Elizabeth Wetherell
  • "That is what I have often said to my sister," said Aunt Gary.

    Daisy Elizabeth Wetherell
  • Aunt Gary is very good; and I like the whip very much, Preston.

    Daisy Elizabeth Wetherell
  • "Dear Uncle Billy," repeated Mrs. Gary, while her eyes filled with tears.

    The Littlest Rebel Edward Peple
British Dictionary definitions for Gary


a port in NW Indiana, on Lake Michigan: a major world steel producer. Pop: 99 961 (2003 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Gary

masc. proper name, also a surname, from Norman form of Old Norse geiri, Old Danish geri "spear" (see gar).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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