Definitions for HARRY
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word HARRY.
harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provokeverb
annoy continually or chronically
"He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"
make a pillaging or destructive raid on (a place), as in wartimes
Harold or Henry; a nickname.
To bother; to trouble.
We shall harry the enemy at every turn until his morale breaks and he is at our mercy.
A male given name from the Germanic languages, also used as a pet form of Henry and Harold.
Yet weep that Harry's dead, and so will I; / But Harry lives that shall convert those tears / By number into hours of happiness.
A patronymic surname.
Etymology: Medieval English spoken form of Henri.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: harer, French.
Thou must not take my former sharpness ill.
—— I repent me much
That I so harry’d him. William Shakespeare, Ant. and Cleopatra.
Harry is a masculine given name of English origin. It is derived from the Old High German name "Heimirich," which means "ruler of the home" or "ruler of the household." Harry can be both a standalone name or a nickname for the name Harold or Henry.
to strip; to lay waste; as, the Northmen came several times and harried the land
to agitate; to worry; to harrow; to harass
to make a predatory incursion; to plunder or lay waste
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
har′i, v.t. to plunder: to ravage: to destroy: to harass:—pr.p. harr′ying; pa.p. harr′ied.—n. Harr′ier, one who, or that which, harries: a kind of hawk so named from its harrying or destroying small animals.—Harrying, or Harrowing, of hell, the spoiling of hell, the delivery by Christ, upon His descent into hell after the crucifixion, of the souls of patriarchs and prophets there held in bondage by Satan (1 Pet. iii. 19)—a favourite subject of Christian art, and of our own medieval writers of Mysteries. [A.S. hergian, from A.S. here, gen. herg-es, an army; Ger. heer.]
Who Was Who?
(See Thomas and Richard.)
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Harry is ranked #3802 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Harry surname appeared 9,311 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 3 would have the surname Harry.
59% or 5,498 total occurrences were White.
28.6% or 2,664 total occurrences were Black.
3.5% or 327 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
3.1% or 291 total occurrences were Asian.
3% or 286 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
2.6% or 245 total occurrences were of two or more races.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'HARRY' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2212
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'HARRY' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3843
The numerical value of HARRY in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of HARRY in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
'Tis not the dying for a faith that's so hard, Master Harry -- every man of every nation has done that -- 'tis the living up to it that's difficult.
It can be a bit irritating when someone asks me how the new film's coming along when I haven't worked on Harry Potter for two years. Generally speaking, I have no problem with it. Most actors go through their careers without ever being involved in something so spectacular, so I think it would be a bit ignorant of me to object to being associated with it. Harry Potter is an amazing thing. I'm not just being diplomatic here either. I'm still reminded regularly of what a unique experience it was.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid could n’t come up with anything, except ‘ I want you to lose, ’ whether Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid wants me to win or Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid wants me to lose, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid should n’t lie about me.
Harry Yeah I called her up, she gave me a bunch of crap about me not listening to her, or something, I don't know, I wasn't really paying attention.
After Prince Philip’s funeral [ in April ], they set up a meeting with the three of them - Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, William and Prince Charles - with nobody else around, it did not go well. The next day, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got on a plane and left. For the unveiling of the Princess Diana statue [ in July ], a similar thing happened [ with William ]. Even though Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were grinning from ear to ear, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were walking with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle backs to each other. The queen’s platinum jubilee, which is happening next year, might be Prince Harry and Meghan Markle next chance.
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