w. ellery channing leonard

Leonard

[len-erd]
noun
1.
Sugar Ray (Ray Charles Leonard) born 1956, U.S. boxer.
2.
William Ellery (Channing) [el-uh-ree] , 1876–1944, U.S. poet, essayist, and teacher.
3.
a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “lion” and “hardy.”
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Leonard (ˈlɛnəd)
 
n
Sugar Ray, real name Ray Charles Leonard. born 1956, US boxer: the first man to have won world titles at five officially recognized weights

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Leonard
masc. proper name, from Fr. Léonard, O.Fr. Leonard, from Ger. Leonhard, from O.H.G. *Lewenhart, lit. "strong as a lion," from lewo (from L. Leo, see lion) + hart "hard."
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