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

  • A city of eastern Massachusetts, an industrial suburb of Boston. Population: 37,000.
  • A city of northwest Washington on Puget Sound north of Seattle. It is a port and has lumbering, paper, and aircraft industries. Population: 98,500.

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

Etymologies

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From an Old English personal name Everard, eofor ("boar") + heard ("hardy, brave,strong").

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