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harper

[hahr-per] /ˈhɑr pər/
noun
1.
a person who plays the harp.
2.
a person who harps on a subject.
3.
Numismatics, harp (def 5).
Origin of harper
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English hearpere. See harp, -er1

Harper

[hahr-per] /ˈhɑr pər/
noun
1.
James, 1795–1869, and his brothers John, 1797–1875, (Joseph) Wesley, 1801–70, and Fletcher, 1806–77, U.S. printers and publishers.
2.
a male or female given name.
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  • Such was Mr. harper's decision after hearing all that Mr. Ransom had to tell him of the present situation.

    The Chief Legatee Anna Katharine Green
  • Give me my harper's cloak, and I will play a part at this wedding.

    Maid Marian Thomas Love Peacock
  • Nothing could really have happened to herself that Mr. harper did not know.

    Agatha's Husband Dinah Maria Craik (AKA: Dinah Maria Mulock)
  • Arthur burst into laughter when he discovered that it was harper, the lay-clerk.

    The Channings Mrs. Henry Wood
  • After talking with Oglethorpe, Paul took a jeep over to the stand and located harper.

    Human Error Raymond F. Jones
British Dictionary definitions for harper

Harper

/ˈhɑːpə/
noun
1.
Stephen (Joseph). Born 1959. Canadian statesman; prime minister from 2006
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Word Origin and History for harper
n.

Old English hearpere, agent noun from harp (v.). As a surname, from late 12c.

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