Definitions

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

  • Willard, Emma Hart 1787-1870. American educator who was an early proponent of higher education for women.
  • Willard, Frances Elizabeth Caroline 1839-1898. American reformer. An ardent advocate of temperance and women's suffrage, she was the national president of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (1879-1898).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A patronymic surname.
  • proper n. A male given name of mostly American usage. Partly transferred back from the surname.

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

  • n. United States advocate of temperance and women's suffrage (1839-1898)
  • n. United States educator who was an early campaigner for higher education for women (1787-1870)

Etymologies

Old English wil ("will") + heard ("brave, strong"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • WILLARD, Mo -- Education was a focal point this Saturday in Willard with a ribbon cutting for the new, more spacious library

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  • Dean Willard is running in the 5th Legislative District, not the 5th Congressional District.

    Audience Hisses Reichert’s Name at NARAL Luncheon « PubliCola

  • Greg Willard is Mark Wunderlich's illegitimate child.

    Another clutch bad call by an NBA ref (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • WHAT WENT RIGHT: Kevin Willard was chosen the MAAC Coach of the Year by his fellow coaches.

    Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

  • THE BAD NEWS: Coach Kevin Willard turned things around in New Rochelle, N.Y., going 45-49 in three seasons, including a 21 wins this season.

    Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

  • -- Iona coach Kevin Willard used 11 starters, but the key move was inserting G Rashon Dwight into the starting lineup early on, the change helping the Gaels get hot.

    Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

  • Kevin Willard, son of Ralph Willard, was hired as Gonzalez replacement.

    Seton Hall - Team Notes

  • -- Kevin Willard spent three seasons coaching at Iona and was the MAAC coach of the year last season, turning around what was a 2-28 team three years ago to earn a 21-10 mark in his third season.

    Seton Hall - Team Notes

  • Captain Willard (Martin Sheen) hitches a lift on a Navy patrol boat up the Mekong river to Cambodia on a mission to terminate "with extreme prejudice" a certain Colonel Kurtz (Marlon Brando) who is reported to have gone native in rather a nasty way.

    Apocalypse Now: No 1

  • Willard is extremely talented with micro art and his unique creations will be remembered as national treasures.

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