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ˈhɛn riHen·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. henry, H(noun)

    a unit of inductance in which an induced electromotive force of one volt is produced when the current is varied at the rate of one ampere per second

  2. Henry, William Henry(noun)

    English chemist who studied the quantities of gas absorbed by water at different temperatures and under different pressures (1775-1836)

  3. Henry, Patrick Henry(noun)

    a leader of the American Revolution and a famous orator who spoke out against British rule of the American colonies (1736-1799)

  4. Henry, Joseph Henry(noun)

    United States physicist who studied electromagnetic phenomena (1791-1878)


  1. henry(Noun)

    In the International System of Units, the derived unit of electrical inductance; the inductance induced in a circuit by a rate of change of current of one ampere per second and a resulting electromotive force of one volt. Symbol: H

  2. henry(Noun)

    A quantity of marijuana weighing one-eighth of an ounce.

  3. Henry(ProperNoun)

    , popular in England since Middle Ages; the name of eight kings.

  4. Origin: (and ) Henri, from + .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Henry(noun)

    the unit of electric induction; the induction in a circuit when the electro-motive force induced in this circuit is one volt, while the inducing current varies at the rate of one ampere a second

  2. Origin: [From Joseph Henry, an American physicist.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Henry

    hen′ri, n. (electr.) the practical unit of self-induction—from Joseph Henry, American physicist (1797-1878).

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Henry

    The practical unit of electro-magnetic or magnetic inductance. It is equal to 1E9 C. G. S., or absolute units of inductance. As the dimensions of inductance are a length the henry is equal to 1E9 centimeters, or approximately to one quadrant of the earth measured on the meridian. Synonyms--Secohm--Quadrant--Quad.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Henry' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1352

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Henry' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3724

Anagrams for Henry »

  1. rhyne, yrneh

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Henry in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Henry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Henry in a Sentence

  1. Mrs Henry Adams (c. 1880):

    Henry James chews more than he bites off.

  2. Bernie Sanders:

    I am proud to say Henry Kissinger is not my friend.

  3. John F. Kennedy, Comment after the Vatican scolded him for supporting separation between church and state during his campaign, 1:

    Now I understand why Henry VIII started his own church.

  4. Oscar Wilde:

    Henry James writes fiction as if it were a painful duty.

  5. William Faulkner:

    Henry James was one of the nicest old ladies I ever met.

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