[har-uh-suh n]
  1. Benjamin,1726?–91, American political leader (father of William Henry Harrison).
  2. Benjamin,1833–1901, twenty-third president of the U.S. 1889–93 (grandson of William Henry Harrison).
  3. George,1943–2001, English singer and songwriter: lead guitarist for the Beatles.
  4. Peter,1716–75, English architect in the U.S.
  5. (Sir) Reginald CareyRex, 1908–90, English stage and film actor.
  6. William Henry,1773–1841, U.S. general: ninth president of the U.S. 1841.
  7. a city in SE New York.
  8. a town in W Pennsylvania.
  9. a town in NE New Jersey.
  10. a male given name.
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  • There seemed no chance for Wilson to speak to Miss Harrison again.


    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • Outside the door of the anaesthetizing-room Miss Harrison's languor vanished.


    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • This text is a corrected version of the fourth edition of Harrison and Sharp in its entirety.



  • On June 13th he sent Harrison and Ireton with cavalry to attack its rear.

  • Harrison said he would have come on foot rather than not come.

    Patrick Henry

    Moses Coit Tyler

British Dictionary definitions for harrison


  1. Benjamin. 1833–1901, 23rd president of the US (1889–93)
  2. George. 1943–2001, British rock singer, guitarist, and songwriter: a member of the Beatles (1962–70). His solo recordings include All Things Must Pass (1970) and Cloud Nine (1987)
  3. Rex (Carey). 1908–90, British actor. His many films include Major Barbara (1940), Blithe Spirit (1945), and My Fair Lady (1964)
  4. Tony. born 1937, British poet, dramatist, and translator: best known for his poems for television and his translations for the stage
  5. grandfather of Benjamin, William Henry . 1773–1841, 9th president of the US (1841)
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