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

  • Hayes, Helen 1900-1993. American actress whose 50-year career included acclaimed performances on stage, as in Victoria Regina (1935-1939), and in motion pictures, such as The Sin of Madelon Claudet, for which she won an Academy Award (1932).
  • Hayes, Roland 1887-1977. American tenor known for his renditions of classical songs and spirituals.
  • Hayes, Rutherford Birchard 1822-1893. The 19th President of the United States (1877-1881). Winning the controversial election of 1876 by one electoral vote, he pacified the South by removing federal troops (1877), vetoed a bill restricting Chinese immigration (1879), and stemmed a congressional attempt to weaken the presidency.

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  • proper n. Any of a number of places, outside Britain named for persons with the surname.
  • proper n. An English habitational surname.
  • proper n. An Irish surname, anglicised from Ó hAodha ("descendant of Aodh")

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  • n. acclaimed actress of stage and screen (1900-1993)
  • n. 19th President of the United States; his administration removed federal troops from the South and so ended the Reconstruction Period (1822-1893)


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Old English hæs ("brushwood") and Middle English hay ("enclosure")



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