charles river


[chahrlz; for 2 also French sharl]
(Prince of Edinburgh and of Wales) born 1948, heir apparent to the throne of Great Britain (son of Elizabeth II).
Jacques Alexandre César [ah-lek-sahn-druh sey-zahr] , 1746–1823, French physicist and inventor.
Ray (Ray Charles Robinson) 1930–2004, U.S. blues singer and pianist.
a cape in E Virginia, N of the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay.
a river in E Massachusetts, flowing between Boston and Cambridge into the Atlantic. 47 miles (75 km) long.
a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning “man.” Unabridged
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Charles (tʃɑːlz)
1.  Prince of Wales. born 1948, son of Elizabeth II; heir apparent to the throne of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. He married (1981) Lady Diana Spencer; they separated in 1992 and were divorced in 1996; their son, Prince William of Wales, was born in 1982 and their second son, Prince Henry, in 1984; married (2005) Camilla Parker Bowles
2.  Ray real name Ray Charles Robinson. 1930--2004, US singer, pianist, and songwriter, whose work spans jazz, blues, gospel, pop, and country music

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Word Origin & History

masc. proper name, from Fr., from M.L. Carolus, from M.H.G. Karl "man, husband" (see carl).
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Charles   (chärlz)  Pronunciation Key 
French physicist and inventor who formulated Charles's law in 1787. In 1783 he became the first person to use hydrogen in balloons for flight.
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