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Gerard

[juh-rahrd] /dʒəˈrɑrd/
noun
1.
Also, Gé·rard·. a male given name, form of Gerald.

Gérard

[zhey-rahr] /ʒeɪˈrɑr/
noun
1.
Comte Étienne Maurice
[kawnt ey-tyen moh-rees] /kɔ̃t eɪˈtyɛn moʊˈris/ (Show IPA),
1773–1852, French marshal under Napoleon.
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  • "I am afraid of this high-born, fastidious friar," said Gerard.

  • The "kid amateur's" sister, of course, Gerard thought, as he put her in the car.

    From the Car Behind Eleanor M. Ingram
  • No wonder, thought I, that the doctor called Mr. Gerard a sectary, and that Mr. Long was so cold and distant in his manner!

  • "Thank you; I'll come over to your car, anyway," Gerard accepted.

    From the Car Behind Eleanor M. Ingram
  • So it happened that the good neighbor kept the child every afternoon, and he became very fond of the little Gerard children.

British Dictionary definitions for Gerard

Gérard

/French ʒerar/
noun
1.
François (Pascal Simon), Baron. 1770–1837, French painter, court painter to Napoleon I and Louis XVIII
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Word Origin and History for Gerard

masc. proper name, from Old French Gerart (Modern French Gérard), of Germanic origin; cf. Old High German Gerhard, literally "strong with the spear," from ger "spear" + hart "hard."

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