1. E(dgar) W(atson),1853–1937, U.S. novelist and editor.
  2. Elias,1819–67, U.S. inventor of the sewing machine.
  3. GordonGordie, born 1928, Canadian ice-hockey player.
  4. Irving,1920–93, U.S. social historian and literary critic.
  5. Julia Ward,1819–1910, U.S. writer and reformer: author of the Battle Hymn of the Republic (wife of Samuel Gridley Howe).
  6. RichardEarl HoweBlack Dick, 1726–99, British admiral (brother of William Howe).
  7. Samuel Grid·ley [grid-lee] /ˈgrɪd li/, 1801–76, U.S. surgeon and humanitarian.
  8. William, 5th Viscount,1729–1814, British general in the American Revolutionary War. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for edgar watson howe


  1. Scot and Northern English dialect a depression in the earth's surface, such as a basin or valley

Word Origin for howe

C16: from hole


  1. Elias. 1819–67, US inventor of the sewing machine (1846)
  2. Gordon, known as Gordie . born 1928, US ice-hockey player, who scored1071 goals in a professional career lasting 32 years.
  3. Howe of Aberavon, Baron, title of (Richard Edward) Geoffrey Howe . born 1926, British Conservative politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer (1979–83); foreign secretary (1983–89); deputy prime minister (1989–90)
  4. Richard, 4th Viscount Howe. 1726–99, British admiral: served (1776–78) in the War of American Independence and commanded the Channel fleet against France, winning the Battle of the Glorious First of June (1794)
  5. his brother, William, 5th Viscount Howe. 1729–1814, British general; commander in chief (1776–78) of British forces in the War of American Independence
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