from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of northwest Indiana on Lake Michigan near the Illinois border. Founded on land purchased by the U.S. Steel Corporation in 1905, it is a highly industrialized port of entry. Population: 97,700.
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- proper n. A patronymic surname.
- proper n. A town in Indiana, and other US places named for persons with the surname Gary.
- proper n. A male given name, popular from the 1940s to the 1970s.
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- n. a city in northwest Indiana on Lake Michigan; steel production
Medieval short form of Germanic compound names beginning with gari ("spear")/geri ("spear"), such as Gerard, Gerald, or Gerbert. Cognate with the Scottish and Irish Gaelic name Garaidh. (Wiktionary)