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

  • Hughes, Charles Evans 1862-1948. American jurist and politician who was appointed an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1910) but resigned to make an unsuccessful bid for the presidency (1916). He served as secretary of state (1921-1925) and later as the chief justice of the Supreme Court (1930-1941).
  • Hughes, Howard Robard 1905-1976. American film producer, aviator, and multimillionaire. He founded Hughes Aircraft Corporation, broke the airplane speed record (1935), and flew around the world in record time (1938). After 1950 Hughes lived as a recluse.
  • Hughes, (James) Langston 1902-1967. American writer. Through his poetry, prose, and drama he made important contributions to the Harlem Renaissance. His best-known works include Weary Blues (1926) and The Ways of White Folks (1934).
  • Hughes, Ted Full name Edward James Hughes. 1930-1998. British poet who served as poet laureate from 1984 to 1998. His work is noted for its symbolism, passion, and dark, natural imagery.

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  • proper n. A Welsh and English patronymic surname derived from the given name Hugh.
  • proper n. A Welsh surname; a variant of Howells.

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  • n. United States industrialist who was an aviator and a film producer; during the last years of his life he was a total recluse (1905-1976)
  • n. English poet (born in 1930)
  • n. United States writer (1902-1967)
  • n. United States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1862-1948)


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  • SARAH HUGHES Profiled in: 2001Back then: Underdog Hughes, 16, was "a legitimate gold-medal contender" in figure skating at the upcoming Salt Lake City Olympics.


  • Feb. 1 -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, today announced that according to the 2009 COMSYS VSAT Report, Hughes has continued its leadership position in the VSAT (very small aperture terminal) market, having shipped almost 320,000 VSATs across its product lines in 2009? over

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  • Oct. 27/PRNewswire-FirstCall/-- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, today announced that its Brazilian operating unit, Hughes do Brasil, will receive the WISE (World Innovation Summit for Education) Award for the distance learning project developed for the Education Department of the State of Amazonas (SEDUC-AM).


  • Nov. 30/PRNewswire-FirstCall/-- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, today announced that it has shipped an aggregate of over 2.1 million satellite terminals as of Q3 2009, continuing the company's leadership of the global very small aperture terminal (VSAT) market which began in the mid-80s when Hughes shipped the first VSAT network to Wal-Mart. Aktuelle Nachrichten

  • Some of her more passionate admirers held him responsible for her death, and the name "Hughes" was repeatedly chiselled off her tomb stone in Yorkshire.

    Ted Hughes to take place in Poets' Corner

  • The name "Hughes" was repeatedly hacked away from her headstone.

    Sylvia Plath given stamp of approval

  • Heather Hughes is a blogger (Viva Epicurea) out of Kelowna, BC. that grew up in Maple Valley and studied in Bellingham.

    Seattle Bon Vivant:

  • Amy Hughes is the mother of six children, with Sarah being the fourth and Emily the fifth. - Another Hughes, Emily, looks to be 'going places'

  • Monica Hughes is also excellent at writing books in which the dystopic power structure is found wanting -- but not as wanting as you would think, for in a world in which the powers that be were forced to make very difficult choices, Monica Hughes 'governments created flawed societies that really are trying to do the right thing, and make loopholes for her protagonists.

    September 5th, 2002

  • Hughes is a longtime GOP donor who contributed to Progress for America, which worked on behalf of Bush and other Republicans in 2004 and 2006.

    Despite tea party energy, outside groups funded by Swift Boaters, other old hands


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