- an award given annually in various categories of mystery writing.
- a male given name: from Old English words meaning “rich, happy” and “spear.”
- 944–975 ad, king of Mercia and Northumbria (957–975) and of England (959–975)
- ?1074–1107, king of Scotland (1097–1107), fourth son of Malcolm III. He overthrew his uncle Donald to gain the throne
- David. born 1948, British dramatist, noted for political plays such as Destiny (1976), Maydays (1983), and Albert Speer (1999): he adapted (1980) Nicholas Nickleby and (1991) Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde for the RSC
masc. proper name, from Old English Ead-gar, literally “prosperity-spear,” from ead “prosperity” + gar (see gar).