[hou]Scot. and North England
- a hole.
- the hold of a ship.
- a hollow; dell.
Origin of howe
1325–75; Middle English (north and Scots), alteration of holl; see hollow
- E(dgar) W(atson),1853–1937, U.S. novelist and editor.
- Elias,1819–67, U.S. inventor of the sewing machine.
- GordonGordie, born 1928, Canadian ice-hockey player.
- Irving,1920–93, U.S. social historian and literary critic.
- Julia Ward,1819–1910, U.S. writer and reformer: author of the Battle Hymn of the Republic (wife of Samuel Gridley Howe).
- RichardEarl HoweBlack Dick, 1726–99, British admiral (brother of William Howe).
- Samuel Grid·ley [grid-lee] /ˈgrɪd li/, 1801–76, U.S. surgeon and humanitarian.
- William, 5th Viscount,1729–1814, British general in the American Revolutionary War.
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Examples from the Web for howe
In the early morning of August 27, Howe launched a three-prong attack.The British Royals Reinvade Brooklyn: William and Kate Come Watch Basketball on Historic Battle Site
December 6, 2014
She had on a blue boy-coat, and to the right lapel was fastened a three-inch red cloth 9, Howe's number.
Howe faked the shot to Worsley's left, and Worsley went down on the ice to that side.
Through all of this, however, Howe was, as he always is, the workhorse of the Red Wings.
Now the boys were just standing at the end of the table and watching Howe finish his dessert.
But can you, my dear Miss Howe, condescend to carry on a private correspondence with me?Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
Howe freed himself and stood erect, with one arm hanging at his side.
Grace had eaten little and drunk nothing; but Howe was slightly stimulated.
There, Miss Howe, is the reason given for their jehu-driving.
Don't you see, my dear Miss Howe, how they are all determined?
- Scot and Northern English dialect a depression in the earth's surface, such as a basin or valley
C16: from hole
- Elias. 1819–67, US inventor of the sewing machine (1846)
- Gordon, known as Gordie . born 1928, US ice-hockey player, who scored1071 goals in a professional career lasting 32 years.
- Howe of Aberavon, Baron, title of (Richard Edward) Geoffrey Howe . born 1926, British Conservative politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer (1979–83); foreign secretary (1983–89); deputy prime minister (1989–90)
- Richard, 4th Viscount Howe. 1726–99, British admiral: served (1776–78) in the War of American Independence and commanded the Channel fleet against France, winning the Battle of the Glorious First of June (1794)
- his brother, William, 5th Viscount Howe. 1729–1814, British general; commander in chief (1776–78) of British forces in the War of American Independence