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

  • Barnard, Christiaan Neethling 1923-2001. South African surgeon who performed the first human heart transplant (1967).
  • Barnard, Edward Emerson 1857-1923. American astronomer and pioneer in photography noted for the discovery of Jupiter's fifth satellite (1892) and Barnard's star (1916), the second-nearest star system to the sun.
  • Barnard, Frederick Augustus Porter 1809-1889. American educator and advocate of higher educational opportunities for women. He was the president of Columbia University from 1864 to 1889. Barnard College is named in his honor.
  • Barnard, George Grey 1863-1938. American sculptor whose early works, such as Struggle of Two Natures in Man (1894), were influenced by Rodin. A colossal statue of Abraham Lincoln (1917) is perhaps his best-known work.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A surname.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of a gang of swindlers who acted as a decoy.


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