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Picard

[pee-kar]
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noun
  1. Charles É·mile [sharl ey-meel] /ʃarl eɪˈmil/, 1856–1941, French mathematician.
  2. Jean [zhahn] /ʒɑ̃/, 1620–82, French astronomer.
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  • Savigny and Corréard, are already acquainted with the Picard family.

    Perils and Captivity

    Charlotte-Adlade [ne Picard] Dard

  • In 1683 he came to England with one Picard, a painter of architecture.

    Art in England

    Dutton Cook

  • Le bel appears not only as Bell but also, through Picard, as Beal.

    The Romance of Names

    Ernest Weekley

  • I have consulted Picard and shown him the rent-roll and balance-sheet I had already shown you.

    White Lies

    Charles Reade

  • Picard returned to the chateau wondering at the colonel's strange manner.

    White Lies

    Charles Reade


British Dictionary definitions for picard

Picard

noun
  1. Jean (ʒɑ̃). 1620–82, French astronomer. He was the first to make a precise measurement of a longitude line, enabling him to estimate the earth's radius
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