howe

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noun \ˈhau̇, ˈhō\

Definition of howe

Scotland

  1. :  hollow, valley

Origin and Etymology of howe

Middle English (northern) holl hollow place, from Old English hol, from hol, adjective, hollow — more at hole


Howe

biographical name \ˈhau̇\

Definition of Howe

  1. Elias 1819–1867 American inventor


Howe

biographical name

Definition of Howe

  1. Gordie 1928–2016 Gordon Howe American (Canadian-born) ice hockey player


Howe

biographical name

Definition of Howe

  1. Julia 1819–1910 née Ward American suffragist and reformer


Howe

biographical name

Definition of Howe

  1. Richard 1726–1799 Earl Howe English admiral


Howe

biographical name

Definition of Howe

  1. William 1729–1814 5th Viscount Howe; brother of Richard Howe English general in America

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