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

  • Harris, Benjamin fl. 1673-1713. English publisher and journalist in Massachusetts. His Publick Occurrences was the first newspaper printed in America (1690).
  • Harris, Joel Chandler 1848-1908. American writer and journalist who wrote Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings (1880) and its many sequels.
  • Harris, Julie Born 1925. American actress noted for her performances in a number of plays and films, including The Member of the Wedding (play, 1950; film, 1952).
  • Harris, Roy Ellsworth 1898-1979. American composer known especially for his folk-inspired symphonies.
  • Harris, Zellig Sabbatai 1909-1992. Ukrainian-born American linguist who revolutionized linguistic study by developing mathematical linguistics and by pioneering an effort to understand speech and writing in social context.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An English and Welsh patronymic surname derived from Harry, the medieval form of Henry.
  • proper n. Harris, an island in the Outer Hebrides

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

  • n. United States author who wrote the stories about Uncle Remus (1848-1908)
  • n. United States linguist (born in Ukraine) who developed mathematical linguistics and interpreted speech and writing in a social context (1909-1992)
  • n. British marshal of the Royal Air Force; during World War II he directed mass bombing raids against German cities that resulted in heavy civilian casualties (1892-1984)
  • n. United States diplomat who was instrumental in opening Japan to foreign trade (1804-1878)
  • n. Irish writer noted for his sexually explicit but unreliable autobiography (1856-1931)
  • n. publisher of the first newspaper printed in America (1673-1713)

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