- a strong, robust fellow, especially a strong manual laborer.
- a miser; an extremely thrifty person.
- carl xvi gustaf,
- carlen's catheter,
Origin of carl
Examples from the Web for carl
Cuomo ran for governor in 2002, but pulled out before he was to be soundly defeated in the Democratic primary by Carl McCall.
But poor Carl is still trudging along as if his assault never happened.The Walking Dead’s ‘Slabtown’: The Real Source of Terror Isn’t Walkers, It’s Rape|Melissa Leon|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The only difference was the writing staff was Neil Simon, Mel Brooks, and Carl Reiner, and they started writing on Monday.Harry Shearer on Being Nixon, ‘The Simpsons Movie’ Sequel, and Why Obama Should Return His Nobel|Marlow Stern|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Allegations of sexual misconduct have dogged Carl DeMaio since he entered politics.No Shaking Sexual Harassment Allegations for Gay GOP House Hopeful|Olivia Nuzzi|October 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His father, Carl Reiner, had given him the book to read, and he adored it so he had a real respect for the material.Cary Elwes, aka Westley, Shares Inconceivable Tales From the Making of ‘The Princess Bride’|Marlow Stern|September 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Carl had to go to the very top of the pole, and then had some difficulty in tearing her from her hold.
Just then Carl caught an expressive look shot at him by Dick.Motor Matt's Hard Luck|Stanley R. Matthews
The dog was nuzzling Carl's hand, and Carl had almost forgotten his fear that the devil might appear.The Trail of the Hawk|Sinclair Lewis
She was greatly impressed by Carl's urban appearance, and in her excitement talked very loud and threw her head about.
In Carl's village it is the custom to wash only twice a year.Our Little Swiss Cousin|Mary Hazelton Wade
Word Origin for carl
c.1300, "bondsman; common man, man of low birth," from Old Norse karl "man, male, freeman," from Proto-Germanic *karlon-, the same root that produced Old English ceorl "man of low degree" (see churl).
The Mellere was a stout carle for the nones [Chaucer]
masc. proper name, from Middle High German Karl "man, husband" (see carl).