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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Wil•liamsˈwɪl yəmz(n.)

  1. Betty (Smyth) (smith), born 1943, Northern Irish peace activist: Nobel peace prize 1976.

    Category: Biography

  2. Daniel Hale, 1858–1931, U.S. surgeon and educator.

    Category: Biography

  3. John Towner,born 1932, U.S. composer and conductor.

    Category: Biography

  4. Ralph Vaughan,

    Category: Biography

    Ref: Vaughan Williams, Ralph.

  5. Roger, 1603?–83, English clergyman in America: founder of Rhode Island colony 1636.

    Category: Biography

  6. Tennessee (Thomas Lanier Williams), 1911–83, U.S. playwright.

    Category: Biography

  7. William Carlos, 1883–1963, U.S. poet and novelist.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Williams, Hank Williams, Hiram Williams, Hiram King Williams(noun)

    United States country singer and songwriter (1923-1953)

  2. Williams, Sir Bernard Williams, Bernard Arthur Owen Williams(noun)

    English philosopher credited with reviving the field of moral philosophy (1929-2003)

  3. Williams, William Carlos Williams(noun)

    United States poet (1883-1963)

  4. Williams, Ted Williams, Theodore Samuel Williams(noun)

    United States baseball player noted as a hitter (1918-2002)

  5. Williams, Roger Williams(noun)

    English clergyman and colonist who was expelled from Massachusetts for criticizing Puritanism; he founded Providence in 1636 and obtained a royal charter for Rhode Island in 1663 (1603-1683)

  6. Williams, Tennessee Williams, Thomas Lanier Williams(noun)

    United States playwright (1911-1983)


  1. Williams(ProperNoun)

    An English and Welsh patronymic surname derived from the given name William.


  1. WMS Industries Inc.

    WMS Industries, Inc. is an American electronic gaming and amusement company with development facilities in Chicago, Illinois. In 2013, it became a wholly owned subsidiary of Scientific Games. The company's main operating subsidiaries are WMS Gaming and Williams Interactive. WMS traces its roots as far back as 1943, to the Williams Manufacturing Company, founded by Harry E. Williams. However, the company that is known today as WMS Industries was formally founded in 1974 as Williams Electronics, Inc. Williams initially was a manufacturer of pinball machines. In 1964 Williams was acquired by jukebox manufacturer Seeburg Corp. and reorganized as Williams Electronics Manufacturing Division. In 1973, the company branched out into the coin-operated arcade video game market with its Pong clone Paddle Ball. In 1974, Williams Electronics, Inc. was incorporated in Delaware as a wholly owned subsidiary of Seeburg and replaced the previous entity. In 1987, Williams changed its parent name to WMS Industries, Inc. when it made its public offering. WMS is a shortening of Williams, which it also selected for its NYSE ticker symbol.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Williams' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3022

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