- George Washington,1864?–1943, U.S. botanist and chemist.
- John,1575?–1621, Pilgrim leader: first governor of Plymouth Colony 1620–21.
- Raymond,1938–88, U.S. short-story writer and poet.
Examples from the Web for carver
Even after his death in 1943 at the age of 78, Carver continued to break barriers.
To make tradition-bound farmers realize the larger economic benefits of such crops, Carver began to look for other uses.
As his reputation grew, Carver emerged as a public barnstormer for better practices.
Like Carver, Borlaug then sought to institutionalize his breakthroughs.
Like Carver, Borlaug grew up in a tiny farm town in the Midwest—in Cresco, Iowa.
A carver in the neighborhood engaged to make the figurehead.Tanglewood Tales
Nay, it was to be "all wrought out of the carver's brain," and the brain was ready.Tiverton Tales
It would be a shame in the country, and what would Mrs. Carver herself think?
Mr. Carver says, you are as good as the Bank of Ireland—there's no going beyond that.
And all the edication she got at Mrs. Carver's Sunday school!
- a carving knife
- (plural) a large matched knife and fork for carving meat
- British a chair with arms that forms part of a set of dining chairs
- George Washington. ?1864–1943, US agricultural chemist and botanist
Word Origin and History for carver
late 14c. (late 13c. as a surname), "one who carves" (in some sense); agent noun from carve (v.). In a set of dining chairs, the one with the arms, usually at the head of the table, is the carver (1927), reserved for the one who carves.
- American botanist and educator whose work was instrumental in improving the agricultural efficiency of the United States.
Biography: George Washington Carver played a central role in revitalizing Southern agriculture after the Civil War, when Southern farms produced ever smaller cotton crops. His promotion of crop rotation methods helped to restore Southern farmlands, which had been depleted by the exclusive cultivation of cotton. Carver also introduced two new crops, peanuts and sweet potatoes, that would produce well in Alabama soil. To make them economically beneficial to farmers, he developed 325 products from peanuts, including peanut butter, plastics, synthetic rubber, shaving cream, and paper. He also developed hundreds of other products from sweet potatoes and from dozens of other native plants, including soybeans and cotton. During his forty-seven years as head of the agriculture department at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, he taught the importance of crop diversification and soil conservation. Carver also introduced movable schools that brought practical agricultural knowledge directly to farmers.