Meaning of Rutherford


Pronunciation: (ru'ur-furd, ruth'-), [key]
— n.
  1. 1749–1819, Scottish physician and chemist: discoverer of nitrogen.
  2. (1st Baron Rutherford of Nelson), 1871–1937, English physicist, born in New Zealand: Nobel prize for chemistry 1908.
  3. (Johnny), born 1938, U.S. racing-car driver.
  4. 1869–1942, U.S. leader of Jehovah's Witnesses.
  5. 1892–1972, British actress.
  6. a city in NE New Jersey. 19,068.
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