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

  • Howe, Elias 1819-1867. American inventor and manufacturer who designed early sewing machines (1845 and 1846) and subsequently won patent-infringement suits against a number of manufacturers, including Isaac M. Singer.
  • Howe, Gordon Known as "Gordie.” Born 1928. Canadian hockey player. A right wing who played mainly for the Detroit Red Wings (1946-1971), he led the National Hockey League in scoring six times and holds the all-time record for most games played (2,186).
  • Howe, Irving 1920-1993. American social critic and editor who founded the magazine Dissent (1953).
  • Howe, Julia Ward 1819-1910. American writer and feminist who was active in the women's suffrage movement. She wrote "Battle Hymn of the Republic” (published 1862) and edited Woman's Journal (1870-1890).
  • Howe, Richard. Earl Howe. 1726-1799. British admiral who conducted naval operations in America (1776-1778) and defeated the French at Ushant (1794).
  • Howe, Sir William. Fifth Viscount Howe. 1729-1814. British general in America. Although he defeated George Washington in a number of battles, he could not force a surrender and returned to England in 1778.

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  • proper n. An English topographic surname for someone who lived by a small hill.

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  • n. Canadian hockey player who holds the record for playing the most games (born 1928)
  • n. United States editor (1920-1993)
  • n. United States feminist who was active in the women's suffrage movement (1819-1910)
  • n. United States inventor who built early sewing machines and won suits for patent infringement against other manufacturers (including Isaac M. Singer) (1819-1867)


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