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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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Harpernoun

    a player on the harp; a minstrel

    Etymology: [AS. hearpere.]

  2. Harpernoun

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

    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

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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. 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.

  2. Teresa Westover:

    Can you believe they issued a ticket to her for littering? and Harper at the time of course goes, ‘That’s not good,’ because we know that we don’t throw trash on the ground.

  3. Sam Therrell:

    I'm very worried and have been for a long time, obviously Harper Lee's still in grief over Alice's death. I worry that Harper Lee's given up, perhaps.

  4. Harper Lee:

    Scout, Atticus Boo : A Celebration of 50 Years of' To Kill a Mockingbird,' i haven't spoken to Harper Lee directly about this. And not many people have, except for Harper Lee agent and lawyer.

  5. Pollster Nanos:

    It's a massive risk but what else is he going to run on? the Conservatives have built their successful franchise on Stephen Harper and the economy. If they're not strong on both of those elements, then it's going to be a very difficult election for them.

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    greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
    • A. jejune
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    • C. usurious
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