American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Parker, Charlie Known as "Bird.” 1920-1955. American musician and composer. A leader of the bop movement in jazz, Parker is best remembered for his smooth, moody improvisations.
- Parker, Dorothy Rothschild 1893-1967. American writer noted for her satirical wit. She was drama critic for Vanity Fair (1916-1917) and book critic for the New Yorker (1927-1933).
- Parker, Matthew 1504-1575. English prelate who served as archbishop of Canterbury from 1559 until his death and was instrumental in establishing ecclesiastical forms for the Anglican Church.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The keeper of a park.
- n. An occupational surname for a gamekeeper.
- n. A male given name, transferred from the surname.
- n. A Parker™ pen.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The keeper of a park.
- n. United States writer noted for her sharp wit (1893-1967)
- n. United States saxophonist and leader of the bop style of jazz (1920-1955)
“PARKER - A Chihuahua from Parker has been awarded $1 million, after winning the "cutest dog competition" from the All American Pet Brands Co.”
“PARKER - A kite with its twine tangled in power lines sparked a fire that came to within feet of several homes near Parker.”
“Juqua Parker is the left end, while former first-rounders Mike Patterson and Brodrick Bunkley anchor the middle.”
“Cassie/Sarah-Jessica Parker is a LITTLE over drawn, but believable in a New Yorky sort of way.”
“And then I never will forget, when they started the ... each village had its own school and they just operated themselves and he conceived the idea of putting together all those outside of the city of Greenville school districts into what they called the Parker School District.”
“LA Times, in which he calls Parker "conservative" and refuses to mention that the actual conservative candidate, the Republican, got knocked out of the running in the first election, would not get a true picture of Houston politics.”
“I won't say much about it except that it confirms again why Parker is my favorite among the new rank of epic fantasists.”
“Just yesterday 70 major investment firms declared their opposition to Prop 23, with Deutsche Bank's Kevin Parker saying that Prop 23 would "undermine investors 'willingness to invest in the state's renewable energy future.”
“Scott D. Parker is now blogging about science fiction & fantasy at SF Safari.”
“Pimp Daddy Parker is rollin 'in Napa with his beatches!”
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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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