from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Ives, Charles Edward 1874-1954. American composer whose works anticipated those of later 20th-century musicians in their abandonment of conventional tonality. His Third Symphony (1904-1911) won a Pulitzer Prize.
- Ives, James Merritt 1824-1895. American lithographer who with his partner Nathaniel Currier produced more than 7,000 popular prints depicting scenes from American life.
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- proper n. A patronymic surname.
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- n. United States composer noted for his innovative use of polytonality (1874-1954)
- n. United States lithographer who (with his partner Nathaniel Currier) produced thousands of prints signed `Currier & Ives' (1824-1895)
From the medieval English given name mostly found in the Latinate form Ivo today. (Wiktionary)