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Williams

Noun

1 United States country singer and songwriter (1923-1953) [syn: Hank Williams, Hiram Williams, Hiram King Williams]
2 English philosopher credited with reviving the field of moral philosophy (1929-2003) [syn: Sir Bernanrd Williams, Bernanrd Arthur Owen Williams]
3 United States poet (1883-1963) [syn: William Carlos Williams]
4 United States baseball player noted as a hitter (1918-2002) [syn: Ted Williams, Theodore Samuel Williams]
5 English clergyman and colonist who was expelled from Massachusetts for criticizing Puritanism; he founded Providence in 1636 and obtained a royal charter for Rhode Island in 1663 (1603-1683) [syn: Roger Williams]
6 United States playwright (1911-1983) [syn: Tennessee Williams, Thomas Lanier Williams]

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English

Proper noun

  1. An English and Welsh patronymic surname derived from the given name William

Extensive Definition

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Transposition

There is a peculiar habit of people in and from certain parts of Africa to hear the forename William and immediately convert it into Williams. Theories as to the reason behind this would be welcomed.

Places

Williams is the name of several places in the United States of America:
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