harper

[ hahr-per ]
/ ˈhɑr pər /

noun

a person who plays the harp.
a person who harps on a subject.
Numismatics. harp(def 5).

Nearby words

  1. haroseth,
  2. haroun-al-raschid,
  3. harp,
  4. harp on,
  5. harp seal,
  6. harper woods,
  7. harper's ferry,
  8. harpers ferry,
  9. harpies,
  10. harping

Origin of harper

before 900; Middle English; Old English hearpere. See harp, -er1

Harper

[ hahr-per ]
/ ˈhɑr pər /

noun

James,1795–1869, and his brothers John, 1797–1875, (Joseph) Wesley, 1801–70, and Fletcher, 1806–77, U.S. printers and publishers.
a male or female given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for harper

Harper

/ (ˈhɑːpə) /

noun

Stephen (Joseph). Born 1959. Canadian statesman; prime minister from 2006
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Word Origin and History for harper

harper

n.

Old English hearpere, agent noun from harp (v.). As a surname, from late 12c.

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