a female given name, form of or .
Adam, 1723–90, Scottish economist.
Alfred E(manuel) 1873–1944, U.S. political leader.
Bessie, 1894?–1937, U.S. singer.
Charles Henry (“Bill Arp”) 1826–1903, U.S. humorist.
David, 1906–65, U.S. sculptor.
[kur-bee] /ˈkɜr bi/ (Show IPA), 1824–93, Confederate general in the Civil War.
Francis Hopkinson, 1838–1915, U.S. novelist, painter, and engineer.
George, 1840–76, English archaeologist and Assyriologist.
Hamilton Othanel, born 1931, U.S. microbiologist, codiscoverer of restriction enzymes: Nobel prize 1978.
Hannah Whitall [hwit-awl,, wit‐] /ˈʰwɪt ɔl,, ˈwɪt‐/ (Show IPA), 1832–1911, U.S. writer and evangelist.
Ian Douglas, 1919–2007, Rhodesian political leader: prime minister 1964–79.
Jedediah Strong [jed-uh-dahy-uh strawng,, strong] /ˌdʒɛd əˈdaɪ ə ˈstrɔŋ,, ˈstrɒŋ/ (Show IPA), 1799–1831, U.S. trapper and explorer, one of the mountain men in the early American West.
John, 1580–1631, English adventurer and colonist in Virginia.
Joseph, 1805–44, U.S. religious leader: founded the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Julia Evelina [ev-uh-lahy-nuh] /ˌɛv əˈlaɪ nə/ (Show IPA), 1792–1886, U.S. suffragist.
Kathryn Elizabeth (“Kate”) 1909–86, U.S. singer.
[loh-guh n peer-sawl] /ˈloʊ gən ˈpɪər sɔl/ (Show IPA), 1865–1946, U.S. essayist in England.
Margaret Chase, 1897–1995, U.S. politician.
Michael, 1932–2000, Canadian biochemist, born in England: Nobelprize 1993.
Oliver, 1918–1994, U.S. set designer and theatrical producer.
Red (Walter Wellesley Smith) 1905–82, U.S. sports journalist.
Sydney, 1771–1845, English clergyman, writer, and wit.
Tony, 1912–80, U.S. sculptor.
William, 1769–1839, English geologist.
a male given name.
Adam. 1723–90, Scottish economist and philosopher, whose influential book The Wealth of Nations (1776) advocated free trade and private enterprise and opposed state interference
Alexander McCall. born 1948, Scottish writer and academic, born in Zimbabwe. His novels include The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (1998), The Sunday Philosophy Club (2004) and 44 Scotland Street (2005)
Bessie, known as Empress of the Blues. 1894–1937, US blues singer and songwriter
Delia. born 1941, British cookery writer and broadcaster: her publications include The Complete Cookery Course (1982)
F.E. See (1st Earl of) Birkenhead
Harvey. born 1938, British showjumper
Ian (Douglas). 1919–2007, Zimbabwean statesman; prime minister of Rhodesia (1964–79). He declared independence from Britain unilaterally (1965)
John. ?1580–1631, English explorer and writer, who helped found the North American colony of Jamestown, Virginia. He was reputedly saved by the Indian chief’s daughter Pocahontas from execution by her tribe. Among his works is a Description of New England (1616)
John. 1938–94, British Labour politician; leader of the Labour Party 1992–94
Joseph. 1805–44, US religious leader; founder of the Mormon Church
Dame Maggie. born 1934, British actress. She has appeared in the films The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969), California Suite (1978), The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1988), The Secret Garden (1993), Gosford Park (2001), the Harry Potter series (2001–11), and in the TV series Downton Abbey (from 2010)
Stevie, real name Florence Margaret Smith. 1902–71, British poet. Her works include Novel on Yellow Paper (1936), and the poems `A Good Time was had by All’ (1937) and `Not Waving but Drowning’ (1957)
Sydney. 1771–1845, British clergyman and writer, noted for The Letters of Peter Plymley (1807–08), in which he advocated Catholic emancipation
Will(ard Christopher). born 1968, US film actor and rap singer; star of the television series The Fresh Prince of Bel Air (1990–96) and the films Men In Black (1997), Ali (2001), and I Robot (2004)
Wilbur. born 1933, British novelist, born in Zambia. His novels include Where the Lion Feeds (1964), Monsoon (1999) and The Quest (2007)
William. 1769–1839, English geologist, who founded the science of stratigraphy by proving that rock strata could be dated by the fossils they contained
fem. proper name, pet form of Katherine. In World War II it was the Allies’ nickname for the standard torpedo bomber used by the Imperial Japanese Navy.
Old English smið “blacksmith, armorer, one who works in metal” (jewelers as well as blacksmiths), more broadly, “handicraftsman, practitioner of skilled manual arts” (also including carpenters), from Proto-Germanic *smithaz “skilled worker” (cf. Old Saxon smith, Old Norse smiðr, Danish smed, Old Frisian smith, Old High German smid, German Schmied, Gothic -smiþa, in aiza-smiþa “coppersmith”), from PIE root *smi- “to cut, work with a sharp instrument” (cf. Greek smile “knife, chisel”). Attested as a surname since at least c.975.
Old English smiðian “to forge, fabricate, design,” from the source of smith (n.). Related: Smithed; smithing.
Smith (smĭth), Hamilton Othanel. Born 1931.
American microbiologist. He shared a 1978 Nobel Prize for the discovery of restriction enzymes and their application to molecular genetics.
American microbiologist who isolated bacterial enzymes that could split genetic DNA into fragments large enough to retain genetic information but small enough to permit chemical analysis. The existence of these compounds (called restriction enzymes) was earlier predicted by Werner Arber, and their discovery revolutionized genetic engineering. For this work Smith shared the 1978 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine with Arber and Daniel Nathans.
The Hebrews were not permitted by the Philistines in the days of Samuel to have a smith amongst them, lest they should make them swords and spears (1 Sam. 13:19). Thus the Philistines sought to make their conquest permanent (comp. 2 Kings 24:16).
/ˈkʌtək/ noun 1. a form of N Indian classical dancing that tells a story
/ˌkɑːθəˈkɑːlɪ/ noun (pl) -lis 1. a form of dance drama of S India using mime and based on Hindu literature
[kah-thuh-rev-uh-sah, -suh, kath-uh-; Greek kah-thah-re-voo-sah] /ˌkɑ θəˈrɛv əˌsɑ, -sə, ˌkæθ ə-; Greek ˌkɑ θɑˈrɛ vu sɑ/ noun 1. the puristic Modern Greek literary language (distinguished from ). /ˌkɑːθəˈrɛvəˌsɑː/ noun 1. a literary style of Modern Greek, derived from the Attic dialect of Ancient Greek and including many archaic features Compare Demotic
- Katharine brush
[bruhsh] /brʌʃ/ noun 1. Katharine, 1902–52, U.S. novelist and short-story writer. /brʌʃ/ noun 1. a device made of bristles, hairs, wires, etc, set into a firm back or handle: used to apply paint, clean or polish surfaces, groom the hair, etc 2. the act or an instance of brushing 3. a light stroke made in […]