What does Watson mean?

Definitions for Watson
ˈwɒt sənwat·son

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Watson, Thomas Augustus Watsonnoun

    United States telephone engineer who assisted Alexander Graham Bell in his experiments (1854-1934)

  2. Watson, John Broadus Watsonnoun

    United States psychologist considered the founder of behavioristic psychology (1878-1958)

  3. Watson, James Watson, James Dewey Watsonnoun

    United States geneticist who (with Crick in 1953) helped discover the helical structure of DNA (born in 1928)


  1. Watsonnoun

    Doctor Watson, fictional character in, and narrator of the Sherlock Holmes stories

  2. Watsonnoun

    Any character who performs as catalyst for the protagonist detective's mental processes in a mystery story; a consciousness that's privy to facts in the case without being in on the conclusions drawn from them until the proper time. After William L. DeAndrea, discussing Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

  3. Watsonnoun

    James D. Watson co-discoverer of the structure of DNA



    Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman and Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC) is an ultraviolet Raman spectrometer that uses fine-scale imaging and an ultraviolet (UV) laser to determine fine-scale mineralogy, and detect organic compounds designed for the Perseverance rover as part of the Mars 2020 mission. It was constructed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory with major subsystems being delivered from Malin Space Science Systems and Los Alamos National Laboratory. The Principal Investigator is Luther Beegle, and the Deputy Principal Investigator is Rohit Bhartia. SHERLOC has a calibration target with possible Mars suit materials, and it will measure how they change over time in the Martian surface environment.


  1. watson

    Watson is an artificial intelligence computing system developed by IBM that is capable of processing information more like a human than a computer. It uses machine learning, natural language processing, and other advanced technologies to analyze and interpret data, which it can utilize to answer questions, make predictions, or even make decisions. Watson became famously known for its appearance on the game show Jeopardy! in 2011, where it competed against human contestants and won.


  1. Watson

    Watson is a village in Effingham County, Illinois, United States. The population was 729 at the 2000 census.

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Who Was Who?

  1. Watson

    Doctor. He boswelled Sherlock Holmes.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Watson is ranked #81 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Watson surname appeared 252,579 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 86 would have the surname Watson.

    66% or 166,778 total occurrences were White.
    27.9% or 70,470 total occurrences were Black.
    2.4% or 6,087 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.3% or 5,809 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 2,071 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 1,339 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Watson in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Watson in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Watson in a Sentence

  1. Donald Coolidge:

    New York City is a melting pot of different industries, so many people come here and want the challenge that New York poses. We work with a lot of startups that are trying to solve complex problems. They go out and fail trying to achieve something. Some succeed. It’s really ambitious to try to launch the first ‘ connected toy. ’ That’s why Watson is a real powerful component. They helped us come up with an ambitious solution, and it’s worked out so far.

  2. Jason Day:

    I enjoy and thrive off that competitiveness, i would enjoy a Spieth, McIlroy, Fowler, Scott, (Bubba) Watson, (Phil) Mickelson Sunday. That would be a lot of fun.

  3. Steve Harvey:

    Watson will look for actionable targets.

  4. Tim Cook:

    I think that we have a responsibility as a business to do business in as many places as we can, i believe in what [ former IBM CEO ] Tom Watson said,' world peace through world trade.' ... In terms of what we speak up on, we speak up on some [ issues ] privately, we speak up on some publicly, we do it in different ways. And you have to get your head around, when you're operating outside the US in any country in the world, that there are different laws. That's part of the complexity and part of the beauty of the world is that everybody has their own laws and customs.

  5. Steve Abrams:

    Think of the most commonly used ingredients — chicken and garlic — people use them to just get dinner on the table. What Watson does, is take that information and give you something out of the ordinary, i think everybody recognizes the accomplishments of Watson from ‘Jeopardy,’ but this helps you in your own personal life.

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