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Howard

[hou-erd] /ˈhaʊ ərd/
noun
1.
Catherine, c1520–42, fifth wife of Henry VIII.
2.
Sir Ebenezer, 1850–1928, English town planner.
4.
John Winston, born 1939, prime minister of Australia 1996–2007.
5.
Leslie (Leslie Stainer) 1893–1943, English actor.
6.
Roy Wilson, 1883–1964, U.S. editor and newspaper publisher.
7.
Sidney (Coe)
[koh] /koʊ/ (Show IPA),
1891–1939, U.S. playwright and short-story writer.
8.
a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning “brave heart.”.
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British Dictionary definitions for j. w. howard

Howard

/ˈhaʊəd/
noun
1.
Catherine. ?1521–42, fifth wife of Henry VIII of England; beheaded
2.
Charles, Lord Howard of Effingham and 1st Earl of Nottingham. 1536–1624, Lord High Admiral of England (1585–1618). He commanded the fleet that defeated the Spanish Armada (1588)
3.
Sir Ebenezer. 1850–1928, English town planner, who introduced garden cities
4.
Henry Howard, See Surrey
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John. 1726–90, English prison reformer
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John Winston. born 1939, Australian politician; prime minister of Australia (1996–2007)
7.
Leslie. real name Leslie Howard Stainer. 1890–1943, British actor of Hungarian descent. His many films included The Scarlet Pimpernel (1938), Pygmalion (1938), and Gone With the Wind (1939)
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Trevor. 1916-88, British actor. His many films include Brief Encounter (1946), The Third Man (1949), Ryan's Daughter (1970), and White Mischief (1987)
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Word Origin and History for j. w. howard

Howard

proper name, from Old French Huard, from a Germanic source similar to Old High German *Hugihard "heart-brave," or *Hoh-weard, literally "high defender; chief guardian." Also probably in some cases a confusion with cognate Old Norse Haward, and as a surname also with unrelated Hayward. In some rare cases from Old English eowu hierde "ewe herd."

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Encyclopedia Article for j. w. howard

Howard

county, central Maryland, U.S., bordered by the South Branch Patapsco River to the north, the Patapsco River to the northeast, and the Patuxent River to the west and southwest. The county is bracketed by Patuxent River State Park in the west and Patapsco Valley State Park in the east

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