James (Augustine Aloysius) 1882–1941, Irish novelist. William (“Lord Haw-Haw”) 1906–46, U.S. and English Nazi propagandist in Germany. a female or male given name: from a French word meaning “joy.”. Contemporary Examples Alexander McQueen’s Haunting World Robin Givhan April 10, 2011 James Joyce’s Grandson Stephen and Literature’s Most Tyrannical Estate Gordon Bowker June 13, 2012 James […]
William, 1922–53, U.S. pianist.
William H (“Wee Willy”) 1872–1923, U.S. baseball player. Contemporary Examples Rupert Murdoch’s BSkyB Bid Is His Latest Move for Control Clive Irving January 29, 2011 Rupert Murdoch’s BSkyB Bid Is His Latest Move for Control Clive Irving January 29, 2011 Historical Examples The Principal Species of Wood: Their Characteristic Properties Charles H. (Charles Henry) Snow […]
William Thomson, 1st Baron, 1824–1907, English physicist and mathematician. (lowercase) the basic unit of temperature in the International System of Units (SI), formally defined to be approximately 1/273 of the triple point of water. Abbreviation: K. Thermodynamics. noting or pertaining to an absolute scale of temperature (Kelvin scale) in which the degree intervals are equal […]