howe

noun
\ ˈhau̇ How to pronounce howe (audio) , ˈhō \

Definition of howe

 (Entry 1 of 6)

Scotland

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\ ˈhau̇ How to pronounce Howe (audio) \

Definition of Howe (Entry 2 of 6)

Elias 1819–1867 American inventor

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Definition of Howe (Entry 3 of 6)

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

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Definition of Howe (Entry 4 of 6)

Julia 1819–1910 née Ward American suffragist and reformer

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Definition of Howe (Entry 5 of 6)

Richard 1726–1799 Earl Howe English admiral

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Definition of Howe (Entry 6 of 6)

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

First Known Use of howe

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for howe

Noun

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

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“Howe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/howe. Accessed 7 Apr. 2020.

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