Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of a breed of small black dairy cattle of Irish origin. The breed is now very rare.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A breed of small, active, black cattle having its origin in the southwest of Ireland: of considerable value for dairy purposes.
  • noun A large apron.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A county in the Republic of Ireland.
  • proper noun A surname derived from the place name, or from the Middle English given name Kendrick.
  • proper noun A male given name transferred from the surname or the place name.
  • proper noun A female given name, originally of Australian usage, also spelled Keri, Kerri and Kerrie.

Etymologies

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

[After Kerry, a county of southwest Ireland.]

Examples

  • KERRY: THE SUBSTANCEHe may have a reputation for being wooden and aloof, but Kerry is a formidable debater -- he was named class orator at Yale -- who has crushed opponents with his command of facts and his cool demeanor.

    At Last, The Two Shall Meet...Face To Face, Chin

  • The african americans had their vote disenfranchised, yes, I do not disagree that point however this is not the reason why kerry or Gore lost the Election, rather it had more to do with Kerry and Gore not standing up for themselves for fear that they would ruin their political careers.

    Conversations with the Young and Politically Motivated

  • The african americans had their vote disenfranchised, yes, I do not disagree that point however this is not the reason why kerry or Gore lost the Election, rather it had more to do with Kerry and Gore not standing up for themselves for fear that they would ruin their political careers.

    Printing: Conversations with the Young and Politically Motivated

  • WHY KERRY WAS RIGHT yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'WHY KERRY WAS RIGHT'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Article: Nothing Kerry has said has been as insulting to the troops as the cynical manipulation and materiel deprivation our military has endured under the Bush Administration.'

    WHY KERRY WAS RIGHT

  • DAN PAYNE, FORMER KERRY ADVISER: Kerry had been pretty openly thinking about running for congress, and decided to take a chance.

    CNN Transcript Jul 25, 2004

  • JOHN KERRY (D-MA), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Thank you, Iowa, for making me the comeback Kerry.

    CNN Transcript Jan 19, 2004

  • I think he wanted to run against kerry b/c he knew that Kerry was the most vulnerable as he has a long record to run against.

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  • V. KERRY: I would not put words in the mouth of the Kerry campaign ...

    CNN Transcript Jul 27, 2004

  • JOHN KERRY (D-MA), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I've met more leaders, Kerry said, who can't go out and say this publicly, but, boy, they look at you and say, you've got to win this.

    CNN Transcript Mar 16, 2004

  • DAN PAYNE, FORMER KERRY ADVISER: Kerry had been pretty openly thinking about running for congress, and decided to take a chance.

    CNN Transcript Jul 25, 2004

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