Kate Howard

Howard

[hou-erd]
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] , 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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Howard (ˈhaʊəd)
 
n
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
5.  John. 1726--90, English prison reformer
6.  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)
8.  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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Howard
proper name, from O.Fr. Huard, from a Gmc. source similar to O.H.G. *Hugihard "heart-brave," or *Hoh-weard, lit. "high defender; chief guardian." Also probably in some cases a confusion with cognate O.N. Haward, and also with unrelated Hayward. In some rare cases from O.E. eowu hierde "ewe herd."
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