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Harris

Noun

1 United States diplomat who was instrumental in opening Japan to foreign trade (1804-1878) [syn: Townsend Harris]
2 Irish writer noted for his sexually explicit but unreliable autobiography (1856-1931) [syn: Frank Harris, James Thomas Harris]
3 British marshal of the Royal Air Force; during World War II he directed mass bombing raids against German cities that resulted in heavy civilian casualties (1892-1984) [syn: Bomber Harris, Sir Arthur Travers Harris]
4 publisher of the first newspaper printed in America (1673-1713) [syn: Benjamin Harris]

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English

Proper noun

  1. An English and Welsh patronymic surname derived from Harry, the pet form of Henry
  2. Harris, an island in the Outer Hebrides

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