plural Hurons or Huron : an Iroquoian-speaking member of a confederacy of Indigenous peoples formerly occupying the country between Georgian Bay and Lake Ontario
: the Iroquoian language of the Hurons

Examples of Huron in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Growing up in Hamilton, about an hour’s drive southwest of Toronto, indulging in the Canadian tradition of cottage life was instilled in him early on, going to places like South Hampton Beach on Lake Huron. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 28 May 2024 Rush Hour Concerts, 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday from June 4 to Aug. 20 at St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron St.; free. Hannah Edgar, Chicago Tribune, 23 May 2024 Rain, air important pathway for Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron Overall, atmosphere delivery through rain and air is an significant pathway for PFAS making their way into the Upper Great Lakes, especially Lake Superior. Caitlin Looby, Journal Sentinel, 16 May 2024 Financial terms were not disclosed. - Hansons, a portfolio company of Huron Capital, acquired Paramount Builders, a Virgina Beach, Va.-based roofing, replacement window, and siding contractor. Byallie Garfinkle, Fortune, 16 May 2024 The virus has been found in Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair, Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, Lake Michigan and the St. Lawrence River in New York. Tanya Wildt, Detroit Free Press, 11 May 2024 Investigating water movements around a shallow shipwreck in Big Tub Harbour of Lake Huron: Implications for managing and preserving underwater shipwrecks Michigan Tech News. Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi, Discover Magazine, 6 May 2024 Lemke has been doing underwater research in Lake Huron for a decade, but is ramping up projects in Lake Michigan. Caitlin Looby, Journal Sentinel, 2 May 2024 The center gave each a grade: the Rouge scored a D+, the Detroit River a C-, the Clinton and River Raisin both got Cs, and the Huron River got the best score, a C+. Jennifer Dixon, Detroit Free Press, 20 Apr. 2024

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Word History


French, literally, boor

First Known Use

1648, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Huron was in 1648

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“Huron.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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