What does Harry mean?

Definitions for Harry
ˈhær iHar·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provoke(verb)

    annoy continually or chronically

    "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"

  2. harry, ravage(verb)

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

GCIDE

  1. Harry(prop. n.)

    Harold or Henry; a nickname.

Wiktionary

  1. harry(Verb)

    To bother; to trouble.

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

    Etymology: Medieval English spoken form of Henri.

  2. Harry(ProperNoun)

    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.

    Etymology: Medieval English spoken form of Old French Henri.

  3. Harry(ProperNoun)

    A patronymic surname.

    Etymology: Medieval English spoken form of Old French Henri.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Harry(verb)

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

  2. Harry(verb)

    to agitate; to worry; to harrow; to harass

  3. Harry(verb)

    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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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

How to pronounce Harry?

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    Daniel
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How to say Harry in sign language?

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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. Liz Klinger:

    Right now, words like' vibrator' or' vagina' are almost like equated to Voldemort in Harry Potter, where it's like,' oh, He Who Must Not Be Named,' for us, it's about destigmatizing the topic.

  2. Dennis Williams:

    I personally don’t have a problem with Harry, but that doesn’t mean I necessarily agreed with his total analysis of the company.

  3. Kate Middleton:

    Pasternak griped. I dont think you can on the one hand say to people, save the planet, save plastic, and then be revving up a massive carbon footprint going for a lavish baby shower in New York. I dont think it looks good and I dont think its appropriate. MEGHAN MARKLE WILL LIKELY BE HELD BACK BY ROYAL FAMILY, EXPERT WARNS Pasternak also claimed to believe theres a rift between Markle and Kate Middleton and Princes Prince Harry and William. I think theyre undoubtedly true. William is very responsible, he knows what his role is and Kate Middleton has come alongside that and executed that extremely well.

  4. Meghan Markle:

    Sadly, my father will not be attending our wedding, i have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health. I would like to thank everyone who has offered generous messages of support. Please know how much Harry and I look forward to sharing our special day with you on Saturday.

  5. John Kasich:

    I have no doubt, because I saw Ronald Reagan do it, and I've seen other great leaders throughout history. Harry Truman. Whatever party they are, they can bring us together. It can happen.

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