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English noun: Harris

1. Harris (person) United States author who wrote the stories about Uncle Remus (1848-1908)

SynonymsJoel Chandler Harris, Joel Harris

Instance hypernymauthor, writer

2. Harris (person) United States linguist (born in Ukraine) who developed mathematical linguistics and interpreted speech and writing in a social context (1909-1992)

SynonymsZellig Harris, Zellig Sabbatai Harris

Instance hypernymlinguist, polyglot

3. Harris (person) United States diplomat who was instrumental in opening Japan to foreign trade (1804-1878)

SynonymsTownsend Harris

Instance hypernymdiplomat, diplomatist

4. Harris (person) Irish writer noted for his sexually explicit but unreliable autobiography (1856-1931)

SynonymsFrank Harris, James Thomas Harris

Instance hypernymauthor, writer

5. Harris (person) British marshal of the Royal Air Force; during World War II he directed mass bombing raids against German cities that resulted in heavy civilian casualties (1892-1984)

SynonymsBomber Harris, Sir Arthur Travers Harris

Instance hypernymfull general, general, marshal, marshall

6. Harris (person) publisher of the first newspaper printed in America (1673-1713)

SynonymsBenjamin Harris

Instance hypernymnewspaper publisher, publisher

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