izard [iz-erd] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a chamois that inhabits the Pyrenees.

Origin of izard 1785–95; French, variant of isard Gascon) isart Izard [iz-erd] noun

  1. Ralph,1742–1804, U.S. diplomat and politician.

Examples from the Web for izard Contemporary Examples of izard

  • In one test of emotional knowledge, Izard’s team asked kids how someone would feel if his best friend moved away.

    The New Child-Testing Craze

    Po Bronson, Ashley Merryman

    February 17, 2010

  • Historical Examples of izard

  • It is my misfortune that Mr Izard was of a different opinion.

    The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. I


  • Vergennes’ strictures on Arthur Lee and Izard, 255, 255 (note).

    Benjamin Franklin; Self-Revealed, Volume I (of 2)

    Wiliam Cabell Bruce

  • This business cost Franklin, as an annoying incident, an encounter with Mr. Izard, and a tart correspondence ensued.

    Benjamin Franklin

    John Torrey Morse, Jr.

  • In all this malevolence he found an earnest colleague in the hot-blooded Izard, whose charges against Franklin were unmeasured.

    Benjamin Franklin

    John Torrey Morse, Jr.

  • When this alarming communication was received all the depreciation of the Lees, Izard, and the rest went for nothing.

    Benjamin Franklin

    John Torrey Morse, Jr.

  • British Dictionary definitions for izard izard noun

    1. (esp in the Pyrenees) another name for chamois

    Word Origin and History for izard n.

    chamois-like antelope of the Pyrenees, 1791, from French isard, Gascon isart, “perhaps of Iberian origin,” or [Klein] from Basque (cf. izzara “star”).

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