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Harold

[ har-uh ld ]
/ ˈhær əld /
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noun

a male given name.

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Definition for harold (2 of 5)

Harold I


noun

Harefoot, died 1040, king of England 1035–40 (son of Canute).

Definition for harold (3 of 5)

Harold II


noun

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

Definition for harold (4 of 5)

Harold III


noun

Harold Hardrada, 1015–66, king of Norway 1045–66.

Definition for harold (5 of 5)

Hanson

[ han-suh n ]
/ ˈhæn sən /

noun

Duane,1925–1996, U.S. artist and sculptor.
HowardHarold, 1896–1981, U.S. composer.
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British Dictionary definitions for harold (1 of 2)

Harold I

/ (ˈhærəld) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for harold (2 of 2)

Harold II


noun

?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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