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Princeton's WordNet

  1. harpist, harpernoun

    someone who plays the harp


  1. harpernoun

    A harpist.

  2. Harpernoun

    for a player of the harp.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Harpernoun

    A player on the harp.

    Etymology: from harp.

    Never will I trust to speeches penn’d,
    Nor to the motion of a schoolboy’s tongue;
    Nor wooe in rhime, like a blind harper ’s song. William Shakespeare.

    I’m the god of the harp: stop, my fairest: —— in vain;
    Nor the harp, nor the harper, could fetch her again. Thomas Tickell.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Harpernoun

    a player on the harp; a minstrel

  2. Harpernoun

    a brass coin bearing the emblem of a harp, -- formerly current in Ireland

  3. Etymology: [AS. hearpere.]


  1. Harper

    Harper, released in the UK as The Moving Target, is a 1966 film based on Ross Macdonald's novel The Moving Target and adapted for the screen by novelist William Goldman, who was a big admirer of Ross MacDonald. The film stars Paul Newman as the eponymous Lew Harper. Goldman received a 1967 Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay. The film captures elements of the traditional "buddy" film. The film also pays homage to the Humphrey Bogart films by bringing Bogart's wife Lauren Bacall into the story. She plays the role of the wounded and woeful wife, the person most concerned with a missing husband, a role similar to the character General Sternwood in the Bogart and Bacall 1946 movie The Big Sleep. In 1975, Newman reprised the role in The Drowning Pool.

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  1. harper

    Song lyrics by harper -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by harper on the Lyrics.com website.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Harper in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Harper in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Harper in a Sentence

  1. Mary McDonagh Murphy:

    I haven't spoken to Harper Lee directly about this. And not many people have, except for Harper Lee agent and lawyer, but I did meet Harper Lee two and a half years ago at a writer's conference, and Harper Lee was in great humor. And sharp and very much in the spirit of the event. So I don't question Harper Lee ability make a judgment about this.

  2. Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin:

    We are not prepared to say what Christopher Harper Mercer did in the classroom.

  3. Jonathan Burnham:

    The existence of' Go Set a Watchman' was unknown until recently, and its discovery is an extraordinary gift to the many readers and fans of' To Kill a Mockingbird,' reading in many ways like a sequel to Harper Lee's classic novel, it is a compelling and ultimately moving narrative about a father and a daughter's relationship, and the life of a small Alabama town living through the racial tensions of the 1950s.

  4. Michael Zehaf-Bibeau:

    ?To those who are involved and listen to this movie, this is in retaliation for Afghanistan and because (Canadian Prime Minister Stephen) Harper wants to send his troops to Iraq, so we are retaliating, the Mujahedin of this world ... just aiming to hit some soldiers just to show that you're not even safe in your own land, and you gotta be careful.

  5. Egyptian Baher Mohamed:

    There are no words to describe how it feels when you are wrongly convicted and sitting in a cold cell, infested with insects, nurturing a broken shoulder, sitting in that prison cell, it was difficult not to feel betrayed and abandoned by Prime Minister Harper.

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    a state of irritation or annoyance
    • A. excogitate
    • B. caddie
    • C. huff
    • D. abrade

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