Definitions

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

  • Oswald, Lee Harvey 1939-1963. American alleged assassin of President John F. Kennedy (November 22, 1963). He was shot while under arrest (November 24).

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  • proper n. A male given name.
  • proper n. A patronymic surname.

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

  • n. United States assassin of President John F. Kennedy (1939-1963)

Etymologies

Name of early English saints and kings, from Old English ōs ("god") + weald ("power"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Encompassed in the televised killing of Lee Harvey Oswald is the DNA for why I wanted to tell the story contained in the novel Shift.

    Tim Kring: Did LSD Kill JFK?

  • Older brother, Oswald, is rejected by his father, Walt, and resents his younger brother, Mickey, for stealing the life that should have been his.

    James Sims: Warren Spector Animates Walt Disney's Creations in 'Epic Mickey'

  • With little effort on the part of Rejane, Oswald is completely seduced and degenerates from a kindly rather unassuming misfit into something of

    42 entries from November 2007

  • Ferrie returned to New Orleans to find that the FBI and Secret Service had just learned about his library card being found in Oswald's wallet.

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • The researchers 're-analysis involved new statistical calculations and a modern chemical analysis of bullets from the same batch Oswald is purported to have used.

    The Grassy Knoll

  • The book's narrator, Brian Oswald, is a teenager with a chip on his shoulder, a heavy-metal kid turned punk surrounded by a rotating cast of outcasts, a guy that claims to hate almost everything all the while striving to find something and someone to love.

    March 2005

  • The link holds true even when parental age, income and education are taken into account, and Professor Oswald is certain it is causal.

    December 25th, 2005

  • In any case, his opinion on who stood behind Oswald is not what is most significant about his revelation to Janos.

    The Assassination Tapes

  • It ended in Oswald getting down and going to the animal's head, and having it out with him, man to man.

    New Treasure Seekers

  • Yet Oswald is just, and he owns that he helped as much as he could in packing the Hamper of the Avenger.

    New Treasure Seekers

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