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[jer-uh ld] /ˈdʒɛr əld/
a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “spear” and “rule.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Gerald took advantage of the mishap to get Connie over to the window.

    A Romance of Billy-Goat Hill Alice Hegan Rice
  • For Gerald Raymount, it made a man of him—which he is not who is of no service to his generation.

    Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald
  • "You're going to work half the night, again," remarked the veteran, casting a meaning look at Gerald.

    Pride Eugne Sue
  • Gerald Yorke might or might not; but Tod had taken care not to tell Gerald.

    The Channings Mrs. Henry Wood
  • The Marquis was in evening dress and white bow; Gerald, in a dinner-jacket, wore a tea rose in his button-hole.

    Two banks of the Seine Fernand Vandrem
Word Origin and History for Gerald

masc. proper name, introduced by the Normans, from Old French Giralt, from Old High German Gerwald, "spear-wielder," from Proto-Germanic *girald, from *ger "spear" + base of waltan "to rule" (cf. Old English wealdan). The name often was confused with Gerard.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Gerald in Technology

["Gerald: An Exceptional Lazy Functional Programming Language", A.C. Reeves et al, in Functional Programming, Glasgow 1989, K. Davis et al eds, Springer 1990].

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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