American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Conrad, Joseph 1857-1924. Polish-born British novelist noted as a master of atmosphere and narrative technique. His works include Lord Jim (1900), Heart of Darkness (1902), and Nostromo (1904).
- n. A male given name.
- n. English novelist (born in Poland) noted for sea stories and for his narrative technique (1857-1924)
- Germanic name Konrad, notably worn by Holy Roman Emperors and two saints, from Proto-Germanic *kōniz (“bold, brave”) + *rēdan (“counsel”). Cognate of Dutch Koenraad. (Wiktionary)
“CONRAD [_not at all affably_] I am the Conrad in question.”
“Consider This: If you find yourself drawn to the name Conrad, it may be smart to turn your attention to Connor instead.”
“At one point I stumbled upon something Hitchens wrote for the London Review of Books back in 1990, where he talked about his feud with a former newspaper baron by the name of Conrad Black -- for whom, incidentally, I've copy-edited a column or two.”
“Conrad is an influence as well, there's a lot of the book set in Africa and you can't do that without Heart of Darkness.”
“My impression of Lauren Conrad is that she is a boring person who has done a great job at seeming slightly less boring.”
“Damian Conrad is a fiction author, blogger, and a Godzilla enthusiast.”
“Look for some new faces to join Conrad on the series — she says her former Hills co-stars 'schedules may make it hard for them to drop by.”
“Still to come: Sen. Kent Conrad is sticking up for TARP and the stimulus; Matthew Yglesias thinks Obama's biggest economic mistakes came in neglecting the Fed; Milton Friedman would support quantitative easing; and There Will Be Blood as a Super Nintendo game.”
“Kent Conrad is leading a defense of TARP and the stimulus, reports Lori Montgomery: Over the past week, Conrad, a Democrat from North Dakota, has crisscrossed the state, delivering speeches to college economics classes and lecturing skeptical editorial boards, in addition to making his pitch on national television.”
“At a time when many lawmakers are running away from the hated 2008 bank bailout, Sen. Kent Conrad is holding it close - and waging a one-man campaign to rehabilitate the program in the eyes of angry voters.”
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