from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of east-central North Carolina east of Raleigh. It is a trade and processing center. Population: 47,400.
- Wilson, August 1945-2005. American playwright who won a Pulitzer Prize for Fences (1985) and The Piano Lesson (1987).
- Wilson, Charles Thomson Rees 1869-1959. British physicist. He shared a 1927 Nobel Prize for devising the cloud chamber.
- Wilson, Edith Bolling 1872-1961. First Lady of the United States (1915-1921) as the second wife of President Woodrow Wilson. She was actively involved in government during the serious illness of her husband (1919-1920).
- Wilson, Edmund 1895-1972. American literary critic whose influential works include Axel's Castle (1931), a study of the symbolist movement, and Patriotic Gore (1962), a critique of literature from the Civil War era.
- Wilson, Ellen Louise Axson 1860-1914. First Lady of the United States (1913-1914) as the first wife of President Woodrow Wilson. She died during Wilson's first term.
- Wilson, Harriet 1808-1870? American author whose work Our Nig (1859) was the first novel by an African American published in the United States.
- Wilson, James 1742-1798. American Revolutionary patriot and jurist. A signer of the Declaration of Independence, he later served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1789-1798).
- Wilson, (James) Harold. Baron Wilson of Rievaulx. 1916-1995. British politician who served as prime minister (1964-1970 and 1974-1976). His administration was marked by turmoil in Rhodesia and Northern Ireland and resistance to a price and income policy. He resigned in 1976.
- MountWilson A mountain, 1,741.6 m (5,710 ft) high, in the San Gabriel Mountains of southwest California northeast of Pasadena. Its observatory was established in 1904.
- MountWilson A peak, 4,345 m (14,246 ft) high, in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado.
- Wilson, (Thomas) Woodrow 1856-1924. The 28th President of the United States (1913-1921), whose administration was marked by World War I and the introduction of prohibition. At the Paris Peace Conference (1919) he included the establishment of the League of Nations as a proviso of the Treaty of Versailles. The winner of the 1919 Nobel Peace Prize, he was unable to convince the U.S. Senate to ratify the treaty.
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- proper n. An English, Scottish and northern Irish patronymic surname.
- proper n. A male given name derived from the surname
- proper n. Harold Wilson, Labour politician and British Prime Minister
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- n. Canadian geophysicist who was a pioneer in the study of plate tectonics (1908-1993)
- n. American Revolutionary leader who was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence (1742-1798)
- n. United States entomologist who has generalized from social insects to other animals including humans (born in 1929)
- n. United States physicist honored for his work on cosmic microwave radiation (born in 1918)
- n. a peak in the San Juan mountains of Colorado (14,246 feet high)
- n. English writer of novels and short stories (1913-1991)
- n. Scottish physicist who invented the cloud chamber (1869-1959)
- n. author of the first novel by an African American that was published in the United States (1808-1870)
- n. United States literary critic (1895-1972)
- n. 28th President of the United States; led the United States in World War I and secured the formation of the League of Nations (1856-1924)
- n. Scottish ornithologist in the United States (1766-1813)
From Will, short form of the given name William + -son. (Wiktionary)