[grey-uh m, gram]
  1. Katharine Meyer,1917–2001, U.S. newspaper publisher.
  2. Martha,1894–1991, U.S. dancer and choreographer.
  3. Thomas,1805–69, Scottish chemist.
  4. William FranklinBilly, born 1918, U.S. evangelist.
  5. a male given name: from an Old English word meaning “gray home.” Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for katharine meyer graham


  1. (modifier) mainly US and Canadian made of graham flourgraham crackers

Word Origin for graham

C19: named after S. Graham (1794–1851), American dietetic reformer


  1. Martha. 1893–1991, US dancer and choreographer
  2. Thomas. 1805–69, British physicist: proposed Graham's law (1831) of gaseous diffusion and coined the terms osmosis, crystalloids, and colloids
  3. William Franklin, known as Billy Graham. born 1918, US evangelist
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Word Origin and History for katharine meyer graham


in reference to crackers, etc., from unsifted whole-wheat flour, 1834, American English, from Sylvester Graham (1794-1851), U.S. dietetic reformer and temperance advocate. The family name is attested from early 12c., an Anglo-French form of the place name Grantham (Lincolnshire).

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