howe

noun

ˈhau̇ How to pronounce howe (audio)
ˈhō
Scotland

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of howe was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Howe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/howe. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Biographical Definition

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Elias 1819–1867 American inventor

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

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Julia 1819–1910 née Ward American suffragist and reformer

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Richard 1726–1799 Earl Howe English admiral

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