henry

noun
hen·​ry | \ ˈhen-rē How to pronounce henry (audio) \
plural henrys or henries

Definition of henry

 (Entry 1 of 7)

: the practical meter-kilogram-second unit of inductance equal to the self-inductance of a circuit or the mutual inductance of two circuits in which the variation of one ampere per second results in an induced electromotive force of one volt

Henry

biographical name (1)
Hen·​ry | \ ˈhen-rē How to pronounce Henry (audio) \

Definition of Henry (Entry 2 of 7)

name of 8 kings of England: I 1068–1135 (reigned 1100–35); II 1133–1189 (reigned 1154–89); III 1207–1272 (reigned 1216–72); IV 1366–1413 (reigned 1399–1413); V 1387–1422 (reigned 1413–22); VI 1421–1471 (reigned 1422–61 and 1470–71); VII 1457–1509 (reigned 1485–1509); VIII 1491–1547 (reigned 1509–47)

Henry

biographical name (2)

Definition of Henry (Entry 3 of 7)

name of 4 kings of France: I circa 1008–1060 (reigned 1031–60); II 1519–1559 (reigned 1547–59); III 1551–1589 (reigned 1574–89); IV (Henry III of Navarre) 1553–1610 (reigned 1589–1610)

Henry

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Definition of Henry (Entry 4 of 7)

1394–1460 the Navigator Portuguese prince

Henry

biographical name (4)

Definition of Henry (Entry 5 of 7)

Joseph 1797–1878 American physicist

Henry

biographical name (5)

Definition of Henry (Entry 6 of 7)

O. — see William Sydney porter

Henry

biographical name (6)

Definition of Henry (Entry 7 of 7)

Patrick 1736–1799 American statesman and orator

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Photo: henry nicholls/Reuters A wider problem exists online. Jason Douglas, WSJ, "U.K. Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn Faces Pressure on Anti-Semitism Accusations," 2 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of henry

Noun

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for henry

Noun

Joseph Henry

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henry

noun
hen·​ry | \ ˈhen-rē How to pronounce henry (audio) \
plural henrys or henries

Medical Definition of henry

: the practical mks unit of inductance equal to the self-inductance of a circuit or the mutual inductance of two circuits in which the variation of one ampere per second results in an induced electromotive force of one volt

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