- a male given name, form of Frederick.
- Antoinette,1888–1946, U.S. actress, theatrical manager, and producer.
- Bliss,1860–1954, U.S. educator, literary critic, and editor.
- Frederick JohnFred, 1909–1995, British tennis player.
- Matthew Cal·braith [kal-breyth] /ˈkæl breɪθ/, 1794–1858, U.S. commodore.
- his brotherOliver Hazard,1785–1819, U.S. naval officer.
- Ralph Barton,1876–1957, U.S. philosopher and educator.
- a male given name: from a Middle English word meaning “pear tree.”
Examples from the Web for fred
A passing off-duty school safety officer named Fred Lucas said that he had been told the man was a drug dealer.Shot Down During the NYPD Slowdown
January 7, 2015
Fred Logevall at Cornell won the Pulitzer Prize and is a diplomatic historian; he just started a book on Kennedy.Thank Congress, Not LBJ for Great Society
Julian Zelizer, Scott Porch
January 4, 2015
And Fred stuck in the card for me that said, “Live from New York…” and gave me a hug.How Aidy Bryant Stealthily Became Your Favorite ‘Saturday Night Live’ Star
October 31, 2014
You see, as far as passing the baton down, Michael used to look at Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, and James Brown.Quincy Jones Talks Chicago’s Mean Streets, Why Kanye West Is No Michael Jackson, and Bieber
September 25, 2014
The news comes one month after Sam's sister Holly Branson confirmed that she is expecting twins with her husband Fred Andrews.Branson Babies Add To British Boom
September 10, 2014
For one thing Fred sha'n't get into that kind of muss if I can save him from it.
The money must have been too great a temptation to him and to Fred.
Then Fred rode over, and placed himself at Mr. Bodery's disposal.The Slave Of The Lamp
Henry Seton Merriman
Fred had his flat, and I engaged him to take a part of our luggage to Northwest River.The Long Labrador Trail
Take a basin of water and a sponge, Fred, and wash the dust off.Henry Dunbar
M. E. Braddon
- alcoholic drink made of pears, similar in taste to cider
- Fred (erick John). 1909–95, English tennis and table-tennis player; world singles table-tennis champion (1929); as a tennis player he won eight Grand Slam singles titles including the US Open three times (1933–34, 1936) and Wimbledon three times (1934–36)
- Grayson . born 1960, English potter, embroiderer, and film-maker; won the Turner Prize (2003).
- Matthew Calbraith. 1794–1858, US naval officer, who led a naval expedition to Japan that obtained a treaty (1854) opening up Japan to western trade
- his brother, Oliver Hazard. 1785–1819, US naval officer. His defeat of a British squadron on Lake Erie (1813) was the turning point in the War of 1812, leading to the recapture of Detroit
Word Origin and History for fred
surname attested from late 12c., literally "dweller by the pear tree."