[ stahrk; for 2 also German shtahrk ]
/ stɑrk; for 2 also German ʃtɑrk /
Harold Rayns·ford [reynz-ferd] /ˈreɪnz fərd/, 1880–1972, U.S. admiral.
Jo·han·nes [yoh-hah-nuh s] /yoʊˈhɑ nəs/, 1874–1957, German physicist: Nobel prize 1919.
John,1728–1822, American Revolutionary War general.
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British Dictionary definitions for harold stark (1 of 2)
/ (stɑːk) /
(usually prenominal) devoid of any elaboration; bluntthe stark facts
grim; desolatea stark landscape
(usually prenominal) utter; absolutestark folly
archaic severe; violent
archaic, or poetic rigid, as in death (esp in the phrases stiff and stark, stark dead)
short for stark-naked
Derived forms of starkstarkly, adverbstarkness, noun
Word Origin for stark
Old English stearc stiff; related to Old Norse sterkr, Gothic gastaurknan to stiffen
British Dictionary definitions for harold stark (2 of 2)
(stɑːk) Dame Freya (Madeline) (ˈfreɪə). 1893–1993, British traveller and writer, whose many books include The Southern Gates of Arabia (1936), Beyond Euphrates (1951), and The Journey's Echo (1963)
(German ʃtark) Johannes (joˈhanəs). 1874–1957, German physicist, who discovered the splitting of the lines of a spectrum when the source of light is subjected to a strong electrostatic field (Stark effect, 1913): Nobel prize for physics 1919
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