|—n , pl -ry, -ries, -rys|
|H the derived SI unit of electric inductance; the inductance of a closed circuit in which an emf of 1 volt is produced when the current varies uniformly at the rate of 1 ampere per second|
|[C19: named after Joseph Henry (1797--1878), US physicist]|
|1.||Joseph. 1797--1878, US physicist. He discovered the principle of electromagnetic induction independently of Faraday and constructed the first electromagnetic motor (1829). He also discovered self-induction and the oscillatory nature of electric discharges (1842)|
|2.||O. See O. Henry|
|3.||Patrick. 1736--99, American statesman and orator, a leading opponent of British rule during the War of American Independence|
|4.||Prince, known as Harry. born 1984, second son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales|
|1.||a person employed to carry luggage, parcels, supplies, etc, esp at a railway station or hotel|
|2.||(in hospitals) a person employed to move patients from place to place|
|3.||(US), (Canadian) a railway employee who waits on passengers, esp in a sleeper|
|4.||(E African) a manual labourer|
|[C14: from Old French portour, from Late Latin portātōr, from Latin portāre to carry]|
|1.||chiefly (Brit) a person in charge of a gate or door; doorman or gatekeeper|
|2.||a person employed by a university or college as a caretaker and doorkeeper who also answers enquiries|
|3.||a person in charge of the maintenance of a building, esp a block of flats|
|4.||RC Church Also called: ostiary a person ordained to what was formerly the lowest in rank of the minor orders|
|[C13: from Old French portier, from Late Latin portārius doorkeeper, from Latin porta door]|
|1.||Cole. 1893--1964, US composer and lyricist of musical comedies. His most popular songs include Night and Day and Let's do It|
|2.||George, Baron Porter of Luddenham. 1920--2002, British chemist, who shared a Nobel prize for chemistry in 1967 for his work on flash photolysis|
|3.||Katherine Anne. 1890--1980, US short-story writer and novelist. Her best-known collections of stories are Flowering Judas (1930) and Pale Horse, Pale Rider (1939)|
|4.||Peter. born 1929, Australian poet, living in Britain|
|5.||Rodney Robert. 1917--85, British biochemist: shared the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1972 for determining the structure of an antibody|
|6.||William Sidney. original name of O. Henry|
Porter Por·ter (pôr'tər), Rodney Robert. Born 1917.
British biochemist. He shared a 1972 Nobel Prize for his research on the chemical structure and nature of antibodies.
|henry (hěn'rē) Pronunciation Key
A SI derived unit of electrical inductance, especially of transformers and inductance coils. A current changing at the rate of one ampere per second in a circuit with an inductance of one henry induces an electromotive force of one volt.
|Porter (pôr'tər) Pronunciation Key
British biochemist who shared with George Edelman the 1972 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine for their study of the chemical structure of antibodies.
a gate-keeper (2 Sam. 18:26; 2 Kings 7:10; 1 Chr. 9:21; 2 Chr. 8:14). Of the Levites, 4,000 were appointed as porters by David (1 Chr. 23:5), who were arranged according to their families (26:1-19) to take charge of the doors and gates of the temple. They were sometimes employed as musicians (1 Chr. 15:18).