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Kennedy

[ken-i-dee]
noun
  1. Anthony M.born 1936, U.S. jurist, Supreme Court justice 1988–.
  2. Edward MooreTed, 1932–2009 U.S. politician: senator from Massachusetts 1962–2009.
  3. John Fitzgerald,1917–63, thirty-fifth president of the U.S. 1961–63.
  4. Joseph Patrick,1888–1969, U.S. financier and diplomat (father of Edward Moore, John Fitzgerald, and Robert Francis).
  5. Robert Francis,1925–68, U.S. political leader and government official: attorney general 1961–64; senator from New York 1965–68.
  6. William,born 1928, U.S. novelist.
  7. Cape, former name (1963–73) of Cape Canaveral.
  8. John F., International Airport. John F. Kennedy International Airport.
  9. Mount, a mountain in the SW Yukon Territory, Canada, in the St. Elias Range. 13,904 feet (4238 meters).
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  • Kennedy and I pushed along slowly with the main lot of horses.

  • But Kennedy was an open enemy, and had a right to circumvent us if he could.

    Ireland as It Is

    Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)

  • If you had killed Kennedy everything would have been all right for you.

    The Vagrant Duke

    George Gibbs

  • See this view supported by Wirt, in his life by Kennedy, ii.

    Patrick Henry

    Moses Coit Tyler

  • Kennedy is a country doctor, and lives in Colebrook, on the shores of Eastbay.

    Amy Foster

    Joseph Conrad


British Dictionary definitions for kennedy

Kennedy1

noun
  1. Cape Kennedy a former name (1963–73) of (Cape) Canaveral
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Kennedy2

noun
  1. Charles Peter. born 1959, British politician, leader of the Liberal Democrats (1999–2006)
  2. Edward (Moore), known as Ted . 1932–2009, US Democrat politician; senator 1962–2009
  3. his brother, John (Fitzgerald), known as JFK. 1917–63, US Democrat statesman; 35th president of the US (1961–63), the first Roman Catholic and the youngest man ever to be president. He demanded the withdrawal of Soviet missiles from Cuba (1962) and prepared civil rights reforms; assassinated
  4. Nigel (Paul). born 1956, British violinist, noted for his flamboyant style
  5. Robert (Francis), known as Bobby, brother of John Kennedy. 1925–68, US Democrat statesman; attorney general (1961–64) and senator for New York (1965–68); assassinated
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Word Origin and History for kennedy

Kennedy

Irish surname, said to be from Old Irish cinneide "ugly head."

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