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  1. Erle Stanley [url] /ɜrl/, 1889–1970, U.S. writer of detective stories.
  2. Dame Helen (Louise),1908–86, British educator and literary critic.
  3. Isabella Stewart,1840–1924, U.S. art collector.
  4. John (Champ·lin, Jr.) [champ-lin] /ˈtʃæmp lɪn/, 1933–82, U.S. novelist and critic.
  5. John W(illiam),1912–2002, U.S. educator and author: Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare 1965–68.
  6. a city in N Massachusetts.
  7. a male given name: from an Old French word meaning “gardener.”
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Examples from the Web for gardner

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Historical Examples

  • Gardner broke into protestations of Pitt's health, youth, and vigour.

    Captain Blood

    Rafael Sabatini

  • Captain Gardner, recognizing the finality of the tone, sighed and yielded.

    Captain Blood

    Rafael Sabatini

  • Gardner not only gave a list of grievances, but suggested measures to reform them.

    Bygone Punishments

    William Andrews

  • Then I will give her plenty of time to consider matters, Mr. Gardner.

  • Then Fred told what Mr. Gardner had related to him about the gold left by Stults.

British Dictionary definitions for gardner


  1. Ava. 1922–90, US film actress. Her films include The Killers (1946), The Sun also Rises (1957), and The Night of the Iguana (1964)
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