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Harry in Ritz Brothers British & World English

A US song-and-dance comedy trio. The act, developed in 1925, consisted of the Joachim brothers Alfred (1901–65), Jimmy (1904–85), and Harry (1907–86). They appeared in such movies as Sing, Baby, Sing (1936), On the Avenue (1937), and Kentucky Moonshine (1938). After 1965, Jimmy and Harry performed as a duo until 1978

harry British & World English

Persistently carry out attacks on (an enemy or an enemy’s territory)

Harry, Prince British & World English

Henry Charles Albert David (b.1984), younger son of Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales

Houdini, Harry British & World English

(1874–1926), Hungarian-born American magician and escape artist; born Erik Weisz. In the early 1900s he became famous for his ability to escape from all kinds of bonds and containers, from prison cells to aerially suspended straitjackets

Blackmun, Harry British & World English

(1908–99), US Supreme Court associate justice 1970–94; full name Harry Andrew Blackmun. He is noted as the author of Roe v. Wade, which ruled on the right to legal abortion in 1973

Truman, Harry S. British & World English

(1884–1972), American Democratic statesman, 33rd President of the US 1945–53. He authorized the use of the atom bomb against Hiroshima and Nagasaki, introduced the Marshall Plan of emergency aid in 1948 to war-shattered European countries, and involved the US in the Korean War

Kroto, Sir Harry British & World English

(B.1939), English chemist; full name Harold Walter Kroto. He discovered the spherical carbon molecule known as the fullerene, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1996; shared with Robert F. Curl (b.1933) and Richard E. Smalley (b.1943))

Lauder, Sir Harry British & World English

(1870–1950), Scottish music-hall comedian; born Hugh MacLennan Lauder. He became highly popular singing songs such as ‘Roamin’ in the Gloamin‘’, and entertained troops at home and abroad in both world wars

Atkinson, Sir Harry British & World English

(1831–92), British-born New Zealand statesman, Prime Minister 1876-7, 1883-4, and 1887–91; full name Sir Harry Albert Atkinson

Selfridge, Harry Gordon British & World English

(1858–1947), American-born British businessman. In 1906 he came to England and began to build the department store in Oxford Street, London, that bears his name; it opened in 1909

Tom, Dick, and Harry British & World English

Used to refer to ordinary people in general

Percy, Sir Henry British & World English

(1364–1403), English soldier; known as Hotspur or Harry Hotspur. Son of the 1st Earl of Northumberland, he was killed at the battle of Shrewsbury during his father’s revolt against Henry IV

Harry Heine in Heine, Heinrich British & World English

(1797–1856), German poet; born Harry Heine; full name Christian Johann Heinrich Heine. Much of his early lyric poetry was set to music by Schumann and Schubert. In 1830 Heine emigrated to Paris, where his works became more political

Lee, Henry British & World English

(1756–1818) American soldier and politician; known as Light-Horse Harry; father of Robert E. Lee. A famed cavalry commander in the American Revolution, he became governor of Virginia 1792–95 and a member of the US House of Representatives 1799–1801

Harry Hotspur in Percy, Sir Henry British & World English

(1364–1403), English soldier; known as Hotspur or Harry Hotspur. Son of the 1st Earl of Northumberland, he was killed at the battle of Shrewsbury during his father’s revolt against Henry IV

Tom, Dick, or Harry in Tom, Dick, and Harry British & World English

Used to refer to ordinary people in general

Light-Horse Harry in Lee, Henry British & World English

(1756–1818) American soldier and politician; known as Light-Horse Harry; father of Robert E. Lee. A famed cavalry commander in the American Revolution, he became governor of Virginia 1792–95 and a member of the US House of Representatives 1799–1801

Harry Roger Webb in Richard, Sir Cliff British & World English

(B.1940), British pop singer, born in India; born Harry Roger Webb. With his group the Drifters (later called the Shadows), he recorded such songs as ‘Living Doll’ (1959). Since the 1970s he has combined a successful solo pop career with evangelism

Harry Andrew Blackmun in Blackmun, Harry British & World English

(1908–99), US Supreme Court associate justice 1970–94; full name Harry Andrew Blackmun. He is noted as the author of Roe v. Wade, which ruled on the right to legal abortion in 1973

Harry Sinclair Lewis in Lewis, Sinclair British & World English

(1885–1951), American novelist, known for satirical works such as Main Street (1920), Babbitt (1922), and Elmer Gantry (1927); full name Harry Sinclair Lewis. He was the first American writer to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature (1930)

Harry Lillis Crosby in Crosby, Bing British & World English

(1903–77), American singer and actor; born Harry Lillis Crosby. His songs include ‘White Christmas’ (from the film Holiday Inn, 1942). He also starred in a series of films (1940–62) with Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour (1914–96)

Sir Harry Albert Atkinson in Atkinson, Sir Harry British & World English

(1831–92), British-born New Zealand statesman, Prime Minister 1876-7, 1883-4, and 1887–91; full name Sir Harry Albert Atkinson

Jens Otto Harry Jespersen in Jespersen, Otto British & World English

(1860–1943), Danish philologist, grammarian, and educationist; full name Jens Otto Harry Jespersen. He promoted the use of the ‘direct method’ in language teaching with the publication of his theoretical work How to Teach a Foreign Language (1904). Other notable works: Modern English Grammar (1909–49)

Francis Harry Compton Crick in Crick, Francis British & World English

(1916–2004), English biophysicist; full name Francis Harry Compton Crick. Together with J. D. Watson he proposed the double helix structure of the DNA molecule, thus broadly explaining how genetic information is carried in living organisms and how genes replicate. Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine (1962, shared with Watson and M. H. F. Wilkins)

harry English Thesaurus

after the battle, they harried the retreating enemy

harry English-Spanish

hostilizar*

Harry Roger Webb in Richard New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

, Sir Cliff (b.1940), British pop singer; born Harry Roger Webb

every Tom, Dick and Harry in Tom English-Spanish

cualquier hijo de vecino

Harry's gone, she volunteered in volunteer English-Spanish

—Harry se ha ido —dijo sin que nadie se lo hubiera preguntado

Thursday is stag night at Harry's Bar in stag night English-Spanish

los jueves abren solo para hombres en Harry's Bar

I'll ask Uncle Harry; he's a soft touch in touch English-Spanish

le pediré el dinero al tío Harry, que es un buenazo


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