American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Hooker, Joseph Known as "Fighting Joe.” 1814-1879. American Union army officer who was defeated by Robert E. Lee at Chancellorsville (1863).
- Hooker, Richard 1554?-1600. English writer and theologian. His Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity (1594) was central to the formation of Anglican theology.
- Hooker, Thomas 1586?-1647. English-born American colonizer and cleric who founded Hartford, Connecticut (1636).
- n. A surname.
“Assistant coach Will Hooker is the top scorer in Fresno State history, amassing 1,739 points from 1989-92.”
“The name Hooker will be found, not to guide the reader to the Ecclesiastical Polity, but to Dr Jackson Hooker's Tour in Iceland.”
“Lincoln did not resent criticism; he knew that every life must be its 20 own excuse for being; but look how he calls Hooker's attention to the fact that the dissension Hooker has sown is going to return and plague him!”
“General Joseph Hooker is a native of Massachusetts.”
“On the morning of June 28 Colonel Hardie arrived by special train from Washington, as bearer of despatches relieving General Hooker from the command of the army of the Potomac and appointing Major-General”
“» William Shatner's T.J. Hooker is Headed to the Big Screen”
“For the purposes of a Civil War novel it is enough to give General Hooker the credit because the whores in Marble Alley, back of what is now the Washington Post Office, were commonly known as Hooker's Division.”
“In any case, tradition is a source of authority complementary to scripture - my own church relies on ‘Scripture, Tradition and Reason’ in Hooker’s phrase.”
“Mr. Donnelly refers to Hooker's men marching through the cornfield.”
“According to an item in the New York Daily News, Diana Sawyer's show about prostitution (aka the Hooker Special) is being removed from the ABC shelf, dusted off, and given an air date.”
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English surnames based upon an occupation. As one would expect, many of the occupations that lent themselves to these surnames no longer exist, and variant spellings abound.
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