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Definitions for Harry
ˈhær ihar·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. harry, ravageverb

    make a pillaging or destructive raid on (a place), as in wartimes

GCIDE

  1. Harrynoun

    Harold or Henry; a nickname.

Wiktionary

  1. harryverb

    To bother; to trouble.

    We shall harry the enemy at every turn until his morale breaks and he is at our mercy.

  2. Harrynoun

    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.

  3. Harrynoun

    A patronymic surname.

  4. Etymology: Medieval English spoken form of Henri.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Harryverb

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Harryverb

    to strip; to lay waste; as, the Northmen came several times and harried the land

  2. Harryverb

    to agitate; to worry; to harrow; to harass

  3. Harryverb

    to make a predatory incursion; to plunder or lay waste

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Harry

    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.]

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  1. Harry

    (See Thomas and Richard.)

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Harry' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2212

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Harry' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3843

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Harry in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Harry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Harry in a Sentence

  1. Prince Charles:

    I think Prince Charles would be flexible because the core focus would be on William and his family, and Meghan and Harry are further down the totem pole.

  2. Jemima Khan:

    [ The ] last time I met him he was a boy, along with Prince Harry, and they came with their mother to my ex-mother-in-law's house.

  3. William Makepeace Thackeray:

    '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.

  4. Reverend Michael Bruce Curry:

    The love that has brought and will bind Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle together has its source and origin in God, and is the key to life and happiness, and so we celebrate and pray for them today.

  5. Thomas Markle:

    . I sort of disagreed with that, but I still like Harry.

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