Richard

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[ ri-shahrd; French ree-shar ]
/ rɪˈʃɑrd; French riˈʃar /
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noun

Mau·rice [maw-rees; French moh-rees] /mɔˈris; French moʊˈris/, Rocket, 1921–2000, Canadian hockey player.

Definition for richard (2 of 5)

Richard

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[ rich-erd ]
/ ˈrɪtʃ ərd /

noun

a male given name.

Definition for richard (3 of 5)

Richard I


noun

Richard the Lion-HeartedRichard Coeur de Lion, 1157–99, king of England 1189–99.

Definition for richard (4 of 5)

Richard II


noun

1367–1400, king of England 1377–99 (successor to and grandson of Edward III; son of Edward, Prince of Wales).
(italics) a drama (1595?) by Shakespeare.

Definition for richard (5 of 5)

Richard III


noun

Duke of Gloucester, 1452–85, king of England 1483–85.
(italics) a drama (1592–93?) by Shakespeare.
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British Dictionary definitions for richard (1 of 4)

Richard

/ (ˈrɪtʃəd) /

noun

Sir Cliff, real name Harry Rodger Webb . born 1940, British pop singer. Film musicals include The Young Ones (1961) and Summer Holiday (1962)
Maurice, known as Rocket . (1921–2000); Canadian ice hockey player

British Dictionary definitions for richard (2 of 4)

Richard I

/ (ˈrɪtʃəd) /

noun

nicknamed Coeur de Lion or the Lion-Heart . 1157–99, king of England (1189–99); a leader of the third crusade (joining it in 1191). On his way home, he was captured in Austria (1192) and held to ransom. After a brief return to England, where he was crowned again (1194), he spent the rest of his life in France

British Dictionary definitions for richard (3 of 4)

Richard II


noun

1367–1400, king of England (1377–99), whose reign was troubled by popular discontent and baronial opposition. He was forced to abdicate in favour of Henry Bolingbroke, who became Henry IV

British Dictionary definitions for richard (4 of 4)

Richard III


noun

1452–85, king of England (1483–85), notorious as the suspected murderer of his two young nephews in the Tower of London. He proved an able administrator until his brief reign was ended by his death at the hands of Henry Tudor (later Henry VII) at the battle of Bosworth Field
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Word Origin and History for richard

Richard


masc. proper name, Middle English Rycharde, from Old French Richard, from Old High German Ricohard "strong in rule," from Proto-Germanic *rik- "ruler" (see rich) + *harthu "hard," from PIE *kar-o- (see hard). "One of the most popular names introduced by the Normans. Usually Latinized as Ricardus, the common form was Ricard, whence the pet form Rick, etc." ["Dictionary of English Surnames"]

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