Willard: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (wil'urd), [key]
— n.
  1. 1787–1870, U.S. educator and poet.
  2. 1839–98, U.S. educator, reformer, and author.
  3. 1883–1968, U.S. boxer: world heavyweight champion 1915–19.
  4. a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “hardy” and “will.”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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