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Parker

[pahr-ker] /ˈpɑr kər/
noun
1.
Charles Christopher, Jr ("Bird") 1920–55, U.S. jazz saxophonist and composer.
2.
Dorothy (Rothschild) 1893–1967, U.S. author.
3.
Sir Gilbert, 1862–1932, Canadian novelist and politician in England.
4.
Horatio William, 1863–1919, U.S. composer, organist, and teacher.
5.
John, 1729–75, American Revolutionary patriot.
6.
Matthew, 1504–75, English theologian.
7.
Quanah, Quanah.
8.
Theodore, 1810–60, U.S. preacher, theologian, and reformer.
9.
a male given name.
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  • A door was opened and closed again, and Parker found himself alone.

    Fire-Tongue Sax Rohmer
  • There's something in this room, in Miss Parker's watch-pocket, goes tick—tick.

    Little Prudy Sophie May
  • James Walker died in the ripeness of it; Parker died in the strength of it; others—old and grave men now—live in the joy of it.

    Transcendentalism in New England Octavius Brooks Frothingham
  • Miss Parker had to call Nannie by name before she would go to her class.

    Little Prudy Sophie May
  • Mrs. Parker was a great talker, and usually she was obliged to fight hard to surpass Miss Trinkett in that respect.

British Dictionary definitions for Parker

Parker

/ˈpɑːkə/
noun
1.
Sir Alan (William). born 1944, British film director and screenwriter; his films include Bugsy Malone (1976), Midnight Express (1978), Mississippi Burning (1988), The Commitments (1991), and Angela's Ashes (2000); chairman of the British Film Institute (1998–99) and of the Film Council (1999–2004)
2.
Charlie. nickname Bird or Yardbird. 1920–55, US jazz alto saxophonist and composer; the leading exponent of early bop
3.
Dorothy (Rothschild). 1893–1967, US writer, noted esp for the ironical humour of her short stories
4.
Matthew. 1504–75, English prelate. As archbishop of Canterbury (1559–75), he supervised Elizabeth I's religious settlement
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