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

  • Gould, Glenn 1932-1982. Canadian pianist noted for his performances and recordings of the works of Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms.
  • Gould, Jay 1836-1892. American financier and speculator who with James Fisk and Daniel Drew wrested control of the Erie Railroad from Cornelius Vanderbilt (1867-1868). With Fisk, he caused the financial panic of September 24, 1869, with an attempt to corner the gold market.
  • Gould, Stephen Jay 1941-2002. American evolutionary biologist, writer, and historian of science. He developed the theory of punctuated equilibrium with Niles Eldredge (born 1943) in 1972.

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  • proper n. A surname.

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  • n. United States paleontologist and popularizer of science (1941-2002)
  • n. United States financier who gained control of the Erie Canal and who caused a financial panic in 1869 when he attempted to corner the gold market (1836-1892)


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