William

[ wil-yuhm ]
/ ˈwɪl yəm /

noun

a word formerly used in communications to represent the letter W.
a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “will” and “helmet.”

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William
/ (ˈwɪljəm) /

noun

known as William the Lion. ?1143–1214, king of Scotland (1165–1214)
Prince. born 1982, Duke of Cambridge, first son of Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales. In 2011 he married Kate Middleton (born 1982); their son, Prince George, was born in 2013
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