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

  • Brady, James Buchanan Known as "Diamond Jim.” 1856-1917. American financier and philanthropist who gained his nickname because of his attraction to diamonds and his extravagant lifestyle.
  • Brady, Mathew B. 1823-1896. American pioneer photographer who was famous for his portraits and was appointed official Union photographer of the Civil War in 1861.

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  • proper n. A habitational surname.
  • proper n. A male given name transferred from the surname.

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

  • n. United States pioneer photographer famous for his portraits; was the official Union photographer for the American Civil War (1823-1896)
  • n. United States financier noted for his love of diamonds and his extravagant lifestyle (1856-1917)


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Old English brād ("broad") + eage ("eye") and brād ("broad") + ēg ("island").



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