Williams



Ben Ames
[eymz] /eɪmz/ (Show IPA), 1889–1953, U.S. novelist and short-story writer.
Bert (Egbert Austin Williams) 1876?–1922, U.S. comedian and songwriter.
Charles Melvin (Cootie) 1910–85, U.S. jazz trumpeter and bandleader.
Daniel Hale, 1858–1931, U.S. surgeon and educator: performed first successful heart surgery 1893.
Elizabeth (“Betty”) born 1943, Northern Irish peace activist: Nobel prize 1976.
Emlyn
[em-lin] /ˈɛm lɪn/ (Show IPA), 1905–87, Welsh playwright and actor.
Eric Eustace, 1911–81, Trinidadian politician: first prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago 1962–81.
G. Mennen
[men-uh n] /ˈmɛn ən/ (Show IPA), 1911–88, U.S. politician and diplomat.
Hank, 1923–53, U.S. country-and-western singer, musician, and composer.
John Towner, born 1932, U.S. composer and conductor.
Ralph Vaughan, Vaughan Williams, Ralph.
Roger, 1603?–83, English clergyman in America: founder of Rhode Island colony 1636.
Serena, born 1981, U.S. tennis player (sister of Venus Williams).
Tennessee (Thomas Lanier Williams) 1911–83, U.S. dramatist.
Theodore Samuel (“Ted”) 1918–2002, U.S. baseball player.
Venus, born 1980, U.S. tennis player (sister of Serena Williams).
William, 1731–1811, U.S. merchant and revolutionary statesman.
William Carlos
[kahr-lohs] /ˈkɑr loʊs/ (Show IPA), 1883–1963, U.S. poet and novelist.
a word formerly used in communications to represent the letter W.
a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “will” and “helmet.”.
Contemporary Examples

And right now, after just a few games into the match, Williams is already talking to herself, down a break at 3-1.
Serena Williams and the Decline of American Tennis Kevin Fixler August 25, 2014

On Wednesday, Williams posted on Twitter a response from the American Civil Liberties Union declining to take up her case.
Lynnae Williams: The CIA Spy Who Tweets Eli Lake March 28, 2012

“He was flinging red-meat answers intending to fire up the crowd,” Williams told me.
Juan Williams Brushes Off the Boos Howard Kurtz January 16, 2012

Meaning, Williams has basically previously displayed his willingness to spout government propaganda in exchange for cash.
Ben Carson’s Bizarrely Serious, Seriously Bizarre Campaign Crew Olivia Nuzzi November 11, 2014

Williams did not need to feel around when he reached from his wheelchair to pet Orlando.
Strangers Rally to Help Blind Man Keep His Guide Dog Michael Daly December 18, 2013

Historical Examples

Mrs. Williams was then living in his house, which was in Gough Square.
Famous Houses and Literary Shrines of London A. St. John Adcock

Mellefont, promised to, and in love with Cynthia,—Mr. Williams.
The Comedies of William Congreve William Congreve

But Mr. Williams rose and went out noiselessly, soon to return.
A Young Man’s Year Anthony Hope

Here Williams touched just before his death; but no teachers were left there.
Captain Cook W.H.G. Kingston

After dinner I read the whole trial of Bishop and Williams, and their confession.
Records of a Girlhood Frances Ann Kemble

noun
Hank, real name Hiram Williams. 1923–53, US country singer and songwriter. His songs (all 1948–52) include “Jambalaya”, “Your Cheatin’ Heart”, and “Why Don’t you Love me (like you Used to Do?)”
John. born 1941, Australian classical guitarist, living in Britain
John (Towner). born 1932, US composer of film music; his scores include those for Jaws (1975), Star Wars (1977), E.T. (1982), Schindler’s List (1993), Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001), and Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Ralph Vaughan. See (Ralph) Vaughan Williams
Raymond (Henry). 1921–88, British literary critic and novelist, noted esp for such works as Culture and Society (1958) and The Long Revolution (1961), which offer a socialist analysis of the relationship between society and culture
Robbie, full name Robert Peter Williams. born 1974, British pop singer and songwriter. A member of Take That (1990–95; and from 2010), he found solo success with “Angels” (1997) and the albums Life Thru a Lens (1997), Swing When You’re Winning (2001), and Escapology (2002)
Robin (McLaurim). born 1951, US film actor and comedian; films include Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), Dead Poets’ Society (1989), Mrs Doubtfire (1993), and Insomnia (2002)
Rowan (Douglas). Baron. born 1950, Archbishop of Canterbury (2002–2012); Archbishop of Wales (2000–02)
Serena. born 1981, US tennis player, sister of Venus Williams: since 1999 she has won sixteen Grand Slam singles titles, including the Australian Open five times, Wimbledon five times, and the US Open four times
Tennessee, real name Thomas Lanier Williams. 1911–83, US dramatist. His plays include The Glass Menagerie (1944), A Streetcar Named Desire (1947), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955), and Night of the Iguana (1961)
Venus. born 1980, US tennis player: winner of seven Grand Slam singles titles, including Wimbledon five times (2000–01, 2005, 2007–08); with her sister Serena she has won thirteen Grand Slam doubles titles
William Carlos (ˈkɑːləs). 1883–1963, US poet, who formulated the poetic concept “no ideas but in things”. His works include Paterson (1946–58), which explores the daily life of a man living in a modern city, and the prose work In the American Grain (1925)
noun
known as William the Lion. ?1143–1214, king of Scotland (1165–1214)
Prince. born 1982, Duke of Cambridge, first son of Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales. In 2011 he married Kate Middleton (born 1982); their son, Prince George, was born in 2013

masc. proper name, from Old North French Willaume, Norman form of French Guillaume, of Germanic origin (cf. Old High German Willahelm), from willio “will” + helma “helmet.” After the Conquest, the most popular given name in England until supplanted by John.

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