[jer-uh ld] /ˈdʒɛr əld/
a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “spear” and “rule.”.
masc. proper name, introduced by the Normans, from Old French Giralt, from Old High German Gerwald, “spear-wielder,” from Proto-Germanic *girald, from *ger “spear” + base of waltan “to rule” (cf. Old English wealdan). The name often was confused with Gerard.
[“Gerald: An Exceptional Lazy Functional Programming Language”, A.C. Reeves et al, in Functional Programming, Glasgow 1989, K. Davis et al eds, Springer 1990].
[jer-uh l-deen] /ˈdʒɛr əlˌdin/ noun 1. a female given name: derived from Gerald. fem. proper name, fem. form of Gerald.
- Gerald mulligan
[muhl-i-guh n] /ˈmʌl ɪ gən/ noun 1. Gerald Joseph (“Gerry”; “Jeru”) 1927–96, U.S. jazz saxophonist, bandleader, and composer. /ˈmʌlɪɡən/ noun 1. (US & Canadian) a stew made from odds and ends of food /ˈmʌlɪɡən/ noun 1. Gerry, full name Gerald Joseph Mulligan. 1927–96, US jazz saxophonist, who pioneered the cool jazz style of the 1950s […]
- Gerald sussman
person (Gerald J. Sussman, Jerry) A noted hacker at MIT and one of the developers of SCHEME and 6.001. (http://martigny.ai.mit.edu/~gjs/gjs.html). (1996-11-29)
[jer-uh ld-tuh n, -uh l-] /ˈdʒɛr əld tən, -əl-/ noun 1. a seaport in W Australia.