Gardner: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (gärd'nur), [key]
— n.
  1. 1889–1970, U.S. writer of detective stories.
  2. 1908–86, British educator and literary critic.
  3. 1933–82, U.S. novelist and critic.
  4. born 1912, U.S. educator and author: Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare 1965–68.
  5. a city in N Massachusetts. 17,900.
  6. a male given name: from an Old French word meaning “gardener.”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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