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[len-erd] /ˈlɛn ərd/
Sugar Ray (Ray Charles Leonard) born 1956, U.S. boxer.
William Ellery (Channing)
[el-uh-ree] /ˈɛl ə ri/ (Show IPA),
1876–1944, U.S. poet, essayist, and teacher.
a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “lion” and “hardy.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I would like to throw out all my heart to Leonard on such an afternoon as this.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • “He has lived at my expense for upwards of two years,” replied St. Leonard.

    They and I Jerome K. Jerome
  • Violante would have questioned more closely; but, to Leonard's relief, Harley interposed.

    My Novel, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • The blood of Leonard Kaiser, which was shed in Bavaria, is not silent.

  • In herself she was desirable, very desirable; Leonard felt his pulses quicken and his blood leap as he looked at her.

    The Man Bram Stoker
British Dictionary definitions for Leonard


Sugar Ray, real name Ray Charles Leonard. born 1956, US boxer: the first man to have won world titles at five officially recognized weights
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Leonard

masc. proper name, from French Léonard, Old French Leonard, from German Leonhard, from Old High German *Lewenhart, literally "strong as a lion," from lewo (from Latin Leo, see lion) + hart "hard" (see hard (adj.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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