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Harold

[har-uh ld]
noun
  1. a male given name.
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Harold I

noun
  1. Harefoot, died 1040, king of England 1035–40 (son of Canute).
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Harold II

noun
  1. 1022?–66, king of England 1066: defeated by William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings (son of Earl Godwin).
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Harold III

noun
  1. Harold Hardrada, 1015–66, king of Norway 1045–66.
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Hanson

[han-suh n]
noun
  1. Duane,1925–1996, U.S. artist and sculptor.
  2. HowardHarold, 1896–1981, U.S. composer.
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Harold I

noun
  1. surname Harefoot. died 1040, king of England (1037–40); son of Canute
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Harold II

noun
  1. ?1022–66, king of England (1066); son of Earl Godwin and successor of Edward the Confessor. His claim to the throne was disputed by William the Conqueror, who defeated him at the Battle of Hastings (1066)
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Word Origin and History for harold

Harold

masc. proper name, Old Norse Haraldr, Old Danish, Old Swedish Harald, from Proto-Germanic *harja-waldaz "army commander." For first element, see harry; second element is related to Proto-Germanic *waldan, source of Old English wealdan (see wield). It shares an etymology with herald.

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