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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Garfield, James Abram 1831-1881. The 20th President of the United States (1881). He was assassinated by Charles Guiteau (1841-1882), a frustrated office-seeker.

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  • proper n. An English surname, thought to be habitational.
  • proper n. James Garfield, the 20th President of the United States.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 20th President of the United States; assassinated by a frustrated office-seeker (1831-1881)

Etymologies

Also Garfeld, from Old English gar ("spear") + feld ("field"). (Wiktionary)

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