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Noun: Williams  wil-yumz [N. Amer], wi-lee-umz [Brit]
  1. United States playwright (1911-1983)
    - Tennessee Williams, Thomas Lanier Williams
  2. United States country singer and songwriter (1923-1953)
    - Hank Williams, Hiram Williams, Hiram King Williams
  3. English philosopher credited with reviving the field of moral philosophy (1929-2003)
    - Sir Bernard Williams, Bernard Arthur Owen Williams
  4. United States baseball player noted as a hitter (1918-2002)
    - 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)
    - Roger Williams
  6. United States poet (1883-1963)
    - William Carlos Williams

Derived forms: Williamses

Type of: ballad maker, ballplayer, baseball player, clergyman, colonist, dramatist, man of the cloth, philosopher, playwright, poet, reverend, settler, singer, songster, songwriter, vocaliser [Brit], vocalist, vocalizer

Encyclopedia: Williams, Martin