howe: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (hou), [key]
— Scot. and North Eng. Scot. and North Eng.
  1. a hole.
  2. the hold of a ship.
  3. a hollow; dell.
  1. hollow.
  2. deep.


Pronunciation: (hou), [key]
— n.
  1. 1853–1937, U.S. novelist and editor.
  2. 1819–67, U.S. inventor of the sewing machine.
  3. (Gordie), born 1928, Canadian ice-hockey player.
  4. 1920–93, U.S. social historian and literary critic.
  5. 1819–1910, U.S. writer and reformer: author of the Battle Hymn of the Republic (wife of Samuel Gridley Howe).
  6. (Earl Howe) (“Black Dick”), 1726–99, British admiral (brother of William Howe).
  7. 1801–76, U.S. surgeon and humanitarian.
  8. 1729–1814, British general in the American Revolutionary War.
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