from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- CapeHenry A promontory of southeast Virginia at the entrance to Chesapeake Bay east of Norfolk.
- Henry, Joseph 1797-1878. American physicist who performed extensive studies of electromagnetic phenomena.
- Henry, O. See William Sydney Porter.
- Henry, Patrick 1736-1799. American Revolutionary leader and orator. A member of the House of Burgesses (1765) and the Continental Congress (1774-1776), he spurred the creation of the Virginia militia with his words "Give me liberty, or give me death” (1775). He also served as governor of Virginia (1776-1790).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A male given name, popular in England since Middle Ages; the name of eight kings.
- proper n. A patronymic surname.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The unit of electric induction; the induction in a circuit when the electro-motive force induced in this circuit is one volt, while the inducing current varies at the rate of one ampère a second.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An electrical unit, the inductance in a circuit when the electromotive force induced in this circuit is one international volt while the inducing current varies at the rate of one ampere per second.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. United States physicist who studied electromagnetic phenomena (1791-1878)
- n. English chemist who studied the quantities of gas absorbed by water at different temperatures and under different pressures (1775-1836)
- n. a leader of the American Revolution and a famous orator who spoke out against British rule of the American colonies (1736-1799)
- n. a unit of inductance in which an induced electromotive force of one volt is produced when the current is varied at the rate of one ampere per second
Old French (and Anglo-Norman) Henri, from Germanic haim ("home") + ric ("ruler"). (Wiktionary)