Definitions

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  • proper n. A surname.
  • proper n. A male given name transferred from the surname.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. fictional character in a play by George Pitt; a barber who murdered his customers
  • n. Scottish chemist noted for his research into the structure of nucleic acids (born in 1907)

Etymologies

The family name is from Middle English todde ("fox"), a sign often used outside of roadside inns and adopted as a family name by those who lived there (compare Bush). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • DALE BACHMAN, TODD BACHMAN'S COUSIN: I was told that Todd was a few steps behind Barbara and Elizabeth.

    CNN Transcript Aug 9, 2008

  • TODD (voice-over): Todd (ph) and Paige Lester (ph), married only a few days before their bond is put to the test.

    CNN Transcript Oct 27, 2005

  • LISA BEAMER, TODD BEAMER'S WIFE: He did what Todd would normally do and he took some action and what he did was told the operator that he and some other people on the flight were deciding the jump on the hijacker with the bomb strapped around his waist.

    CNN Transcript Sep 11, 2003

  • LISA BEAMER, HUSBAND TODD WAS FLIGHT 93 HERO: I was walking out the door to go to the grocery store and the phone rang and it was a friend asking if Todd was OK and where he was.

    CNN Transcript Sep 7, 2002

  • LISA BEAMER, WIDOW OF TODD BEAMER: We had the ultrasound in August, which I'm really glad that Todd got to see, but we didn't find out.

    CNN Transcript Jan 10, 2002

  • TODD MICHAEL (Playwright) Todd is the founding Artistic Director of Grayce Productions.

    BroadwayWorld.com Featured Content

  • TODD PACIFIC SHIPYARDS, HARBOR ISLAND Todd was founded in 1916 by a boilermaker from Brooklyn, William H. Todd.

    The Seattle Times

  • Actually, of the lot of them, I think Todd is my favorite character, both to read about and to write.

    28 feet from bumper to bumper

  • And Todd is definitely in somebody else's movie, here.

    28 feet from bumper to bumper

  • Todd is the Secretary of State for Indiana who won the primary for IN-04 last week; the seat is considered safe for Republicans, so I took the opportunity to ask him some slightly different questions.

    Meet Todd Rokita (R CAND, IN-04). | RedState

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