Sugar RayRay Charles Leonard, born 1956, U.S. boxer.
William El·ler·y (Channing) [el-uh-ree] /ˈɛl ə ri/, 1876–1944, U.S. poet, essayist, and teacher.
a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “lion” and “hardy.”

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Historical Examples of leonard

  • Leonard Lewis and Jack Mallet were the only men we let into the secret.

    Ned Myers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • He swung back to Leonard and Call's, mentally reviewing his instructions.

    The Fortune Hunter

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • "I'm afraid I'll have to stop that painting," remarked Leonard after watching them a moment.

  • "Leonard Madden is my name," he said as he offered a bit of engraved card.

  • "But I don't understand a sailing vessel in these waters," speculated Leonard.

British Dictionary definitions for leonard



Sugar Ray, real name Ray Charles Leonard. born 1956, US boxer: the first man to have won world titles at five officially recognized weights
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Word Origin and History for leonard


masc. proper name, from French Léonard, Old French Leonard, from German Leonhard, from Old High German *Lewenhart, literally "strong as a lion," from lewo (from Latin Leo, see lion) + hart "hard" (see hard (adj.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper