- 1837-82; U.S. astronomer
- 1811-82; U.S. historian & scientist, born in England: father of Henry
Origin of henryafter J. Henry (1797-1878), United States physicist
Origin of HenryFrench Henri ; from German Heinrich ; from Old High German Haganrih, literally , ruler of an enclosure (; from hag-, haw, a hedging in + rihhi, ruler) and amp; also altered ; from Old High German Heimerich, literally , home ruler (; from heim, home)
- 1394-1460; prince of Portugal: called Henry the Navigator
- 1068-1135; king of England (1100-35): son of William the Conqueror
- 1133-89; king of England (1154-89): 1st Plantagenet king
- 1207-72; king of England (1216-72)
- 1551-89; king of France (1574-89)
- 1050-1106; king of Germany (1056-1105) & Holy Roman Emperor (1084-1105): dethroned
- 1367-1413; king of England (1399-1413): 1st Lancastrian king: son of John of Gaunt: called Bolingbroke
- 1553-1610; king of France (1589-1610): 1st Bourbon king: called Henry of Navarre
- 1387-1422; king of England (1413-22): defeated the French at Agincourt
- 1421-71; king of England (1422-61; 1470-71)
- 1457-1509; king of England (1485-1509): 1st Tudor king
- 1491-1547; king of England (1509-47): broke with the papacy and established the Church of England
- (pseud. of William Sydney Porter) 1862-1910; U.S. short-story writer
- 1736-99; Am. patriot, statesman, & orator
- died 1611; Eng. explorer, esp. of the waters about NE North America
- 1841-1922; Eng. naturalist & writer
nounpl. hen·ries or hen·rys Abbr. H
Origin of henryAfter Joseph Henry.
(plural henries or henrys)
Named after the American scientist Joseph Henry.
- (UK, slang) A turd.
From Henry the Third
From Henry the Eighth
Old French (Anglo-Norman) Henri, from Germanic heim (“home”) + rîhhi (“ruler”).
henry - Computer Definition
The unit of inductance of a circuit in SI units. The inductance of a circuit is one henry if the electromotive force (emf) in volts (V) is numerically equal to the rate of change in amperes (A) per second. Named after American scientist Joseph Henry (1797