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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clarencenoun

    a closed carriage with four wheels and seats for four passengers


  1. clarencenoun

    A kind of carriage popular in the 19th century; a four-wheeled horse-driven vehicle with a glass front and room for four passengers.

  2. Clarencenoun

    A ducal title which has been traditionally awarded to junior members of the English and British royal families

  3. Clarencenoun

    A placename given to towns in countries settled by the British.

  4. Clarencenoun

    An English surname.

  5. Clarencenoun

    A male given name transferred from the surname.

  6. Clarencenoun

    A name given to several rivers, including one in France and others in countries settled by the British.

  7. Etymology: Originally a ducal title of the English and British royal family, believed to originate from the town of Clare, Suffolk, although it has also been associated with Clarentza in the Principality of Achaea.


  1. clarence

    Clarence is primarily a male first name of Latin origin, meaning "bright" or "clear". It was initially derived from the Latin name "Clarus". It was also a type of horse-drawn carriage, named after William, Duke of Clarence.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clarencenoun

    a close four-wheeled carriage, with one seat inside, and a seat for the driver


  1. Clarence

    Clarence is a town located in the northeastern part of Erie County, New York, United States, northeast of Buffalo. The population was 30,673 according to the 2010 census. This represents an increase of 17.42% from the 2000 census figure. The Clarence census-designated place occupies the southeast part of the town and roughly corresponds to a postal district with ZIP code 14031. The town is named after the House of Clarence in England. There are no incorporated villages within the town.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Clarence

    klar′ens, n. a four-wheeled carriage, seated inside for two or more persons. [Named after William IV. when Duke of Clarence.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Clarence

    A carriage named after the Duke of Clarence, afterwards William IV.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Clarence is ranked #46314 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Clarence surname appeared 460 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Clarence.

    42.8% or 197 total occurrences were White.
    34.7% or 160 total occurrences were Black.
    15.6% or 72 total occurrences were Asian.
    3.2% or 15 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Clarence in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Clarence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Clarence in a Sentence

  1. Samuel Alito:

    What weight do Justice Clarence Thomas assign to the effects of climate change, which some people believe is matter of civilizational survival, and the costs and the effect on jobs ? i really don't see what the concrete limitations are in any of what you said if you take the arguments about climate change seriously, and this is a matter of survival.

  2. Mike Davis:

    Justice Clarence Thomas is a great man, and the Democrats’ latest political attacks are simply repackaged smears in a 31-year campaign of hatred to punish and delegitimize a conservative Black Justice who thinks for himself.

  3. Daniel Bakewell:

    I cannot express how overwhelmingly pained I am at the loss of such a beautiful person as Jackie Avant. For her to be killed in such a senseless way is unfathomable, there are no 2 more kind and generous people than Clarence and Jackie and for their home and their lives to be violated in such a violent manner is unconscionable.

  4. Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey:

    Those who now argue that he was convicted solely on a dream are either unaware of the complete facts or disregard them, she testified during the trial and was cross-examined at length. The jury believed her testimony that she was attacked and raped by Clarence Moses-EL.

  5. Clarence Thomas:

    , } The woman, we all know, was Anita Hill. And I was there as her story unfolded. Twenty-seven years ago, on Yom Kippur eve, I testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in my role as President of the Women's Legal Defense Fund, which became National Partnership for Women Families for Women Families. I was joined by wonderful colleagues, including Professor Patricia King of Georgetown University and Marcia Greenberger, co-president of the National Women's Law Center. At the time I testified that Judge Clarence Thomas appeared to lack a demonstrated commitment to equal justice. I stated that Judge Clarence Thomas record cast grave doubt on Judge Clarence Thomas commitment to affirm and support fundamental principles of equal employment opportunity, the constitutional protections against gender discrimination and reproductive freedom. Judge Clarence Thomas record had shown an extensive pattern of disregard of principles of fundamental importance to women and Women Families. The ugly double standard over Kavanaughs so-called youthRead MoreOf course, the parallels between then and now are unmistakable. Shortly after my testimony, Hill's story was leaked to the press, and Anita Hill was asked to testify before the Senate. What happened next continues to be one of the most disgraceful episodes in our country's modern history. Anita Hill came before the Senate and was greeted by an all-male panel, led by Republicans who sought to prosecute Anita Hill, while Democrats, at best, remained neutral fact-finders. This phony trial resulted in a gross imbalance of power and meant that no one defended Anita Hill and no one prosecuted Judge Clarence Thomas. What was on trial was not the fitness of Judge Clarence Thomas to be the next Supreme Court justice but instead Hill's moral character and reputation as a woman. Immediately after the hearing, it was branded as a.

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