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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Clydenoun

    a river in western Scotland that flows from the southern uplands into the Firth of Clyde; navigable by oceangoing vessels as far as Glasgow


  1. Clydenoun

    A river in Scotland that flows through Glasgow into the Firth of Clyde.

  2. Clydenoun

    (mostly U.S:) from the river name.


  1. Clyde

    Clyde is a song written by J. J. Cale, which first appeared on his 1972 album Naturally. American musical group Dr. Hook covered the song on their 1978 album Pleasure and Pain. The song was also successfully covered by American country music artist Waylon Jennings. Released in April 1980, as the first single from Jennings' album Music Man, it reached #7 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart and #1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada. The song was also heard in the 2009 film Watchmen, playing in Happy Harry's Bar when Nite Owl II and Rorschach are asking around about Pyramid Transnational.


  1. clyde

    As a proper noun, Clyde is most commonly used as a male given name. It could also refer to river Clyde, the third-longest river in Scotland. In popular culture, it is known as one of the names for a ghost character in the Pac-Man video game. The name's significance and associations can widely vary depending on the context.


  1. Clyde

    Clyde is a city in Sandusky County, Ohio, United States. The population was 6,325 at the 2010 census. The National Arbor Day Foundation has designated Clyde as a Tree City USA. The town is known for having served as the setting for Sherwood Anderson's 1919 collection of short stories Winesburg, Ohio.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Clyde

    a river in the W. of Scotland which falls into a large inlet or firth, as it is called, the commerce on which extends over the world, and on the banks of which are shipbuilding yards second to none in any other country; it is deepened as far as Glasgow for ships of a heavy tonnage.

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    Song lyrics by clyde -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by clyde on the Lyrics.com website.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Clyde

    The strong river, from the Gaelic clyth, strong.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. CLYDE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Clyde is ranked #8950 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Clyde surname appeared 3,658 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Clyde.

    74.8% or 2,739 total occurrences were White.
    15.8% or 579 total occurrences were Black.
    4.1% or 150 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    2.5% or 93 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.6% or 62 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.9% or 35 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of clyde in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of clyde in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of clyde in a Sentence

  1. Kenny Berry:

    This policy was developed and recommended by a group of District stakeholders consisting of secondary students, parents, staff and administration, clyde CISD appreciates the input from our community and stakeholders that led to the development of our newly approved dress and grooming policy.

  2. Clyde Rabideau:

    Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau's Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau, every minute of his life is dedicated to his profession.

  3. Braison Cyrus:

    It’s embarrassing. Very. But, I got to meet Clyde Drexler! He was very nice. He signed my card and a basketball.

  4. Kevin Costner:

    We've chosen this one story about Bonnie and Clyde, and rather than tell their story, we've told the story of the men who hunted them down and risked their lives to bring a murder spree in America to an end.

  5. Chris Noth:

    One thing Michael and I agreed on: We both called it the 'Bonnie and Clyde' moment, which is that moment when Bonnie and Clyde are about to be eviscerated by bullets, they have that look with each other, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, they both know that it's the end.

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