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Henry \Hen"ry\, n.; pl. Henrys. [From Joseph Henry, an American physicist.] The unit of electric induction; the induction in a circuit when the electro-motive force induced in this circuit is one volt, while the inducing current varies at the rate of one amp[`e]re a second.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

masc. proper name, from French Henri, from Late Latin Henricus, from German Heinrich, from Old High German Heimerich, literally "the ruler of the house," from heim "home" + rihhi "ruler." One of the most popular Norman names after the Conquest.


Etymology 1 n. In the International System of Units, the derived unit of electrical inductance; the inductance induced in a circuit by a rate of change of current of one ampere per second and a resulting electromotive force of one volt. Symbol: '''H''' Etymology 2

n. (context British slang English) A turd. Etymology 3

n. (context British slang English) A quantity of marijuana weighing one-eighth of an ounce.

  1. n. a unit of inductance in which an induced electromotive force of one volt is produced when the current is varied at the rate of one ampere per second [syn: H]

  2. English chemist who studied the quantities of gas absorbed by water at different temperatures and under different pressures (1775-1836) [syn: William Henry]

  3. a leader of the American Revolution and a famous orator who spoke out against British rule of the American colonies (1736-1799) [syn: Patrick Henry]

  4. United States physicist who studied electromagnetic phenomena (1791-1878) [syn: Joseph Henry]

Henry, NE -- U.S. village in Nebraska
Population (2000): 162
Housing Units (2000): 59
Land area (2000): 0.295699 sq. miles (0.765857 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.295699 sq. miles (0.765857 sq. km)
FIPS code: 22150
Located within: Nebraska (NE), FIPS 31
Location: 41.998249 N, 104.046801 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 69349
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Henry, NE
Henry, IL -- U.S. city in Illinois
Population (2000): 2540
Housing Units (2000): 1085
Land area (2000): 1.394576 sq. miles (3.611935 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.069355 sq. miles (0.179629 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.463931 sq. miles (3.791564 sq. km)
FIPS code: 34163
Located within: Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
Location: 41.113152 N, 89.360218 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 61537
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Henry, IL
Henry, SD -- U.S. town in South Dakota
Population (2000): 268
Housing Units (2000): 116
Land area (2000): 1.446153 sq. miles (3.745519 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.446153 sq. miles (3.745519 sq. km)
FIPS code: 28140
Located within: South Dakota (SD), FIPS 46
Location: 44.877650 N, 97.465968 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 57243
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Henry, SD
Henry, TN -- U.S. town in Tennessee
Population (2000): 520
Housing Units (2000): 207
Land area (2000): 1.197497 sq. miles (3.101504 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.197497 sq. miles (3.101504 sq. km)
FIPS code: 33400
Located within: Tennessee (TN), FIPS 47
Location: 36.202197 N, 88.418208 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 38231
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Henry, TN
Henry -- U.S. County in Georgia
Population (2000): 119341
Housing Units (2000): 43166
Land area (2000): 322.711767 sq. miles (835.819604 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 1.766437 sq. miles (4.575051 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 324.478204 sq. miles (840.394655 sq. km)
Located within: Georgia (GA), FIPS 13
Location: 33.470734 N, 84.183775 W
Henry, GA
Henry County
Henry County, GA
Henry -- U.S. County in Kentucky
Population (2000): 15060
Housing Units (2000): 6381
Land area (2000): 289.317767 sq. miles (749.329544 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 1.792696 sq. miles (4.643060 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 291.110463 sq. miles (753.972604 sq. km)
Located within: Kentucky (KY), FIPS 21
Location: 38.443195 N, 85.164850 W
Henry, KY
Henry County
Henry County, KY
Henry -- U.S. County in Iowa
Population (2000): 20336
Housing Units (2000): 8246
Land area (2000): 434.437309 sq. miles (1125.187417 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 2.238354 sq. miles (5.797310 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 436.675663 sq. miles (1130.984727 sq. km)
Located within: Iowa (IA), FIPS 19
Location: 40.982369 N, 91.542799 W
Henry, IA
Henry County
Henry County, IA
Henry -- U.S. County in Illinois
Population (2000): 51020
Housing Units (2000): 21270
Land area (2000): 823.212439 sq. miles (2132.110339 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 2.384619 sq. miles (6.176134 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 825.597058 sq. miles (2138.286473 sq. km)
Located within: Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
Location: 41.351751 N, 90.120495 W
Henry, IL
Henry County
Henry County, IL
Henry -- U.S. County in Indiana
Population (2000): 48508
Housing Units (2000): 20592
Land area (2000): 392.927073 sq. miles (1017.676405 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 1.969851 sq. miles (5.101891 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 394.896924 sq. miles (1022.778296 sq. km)
Located within: Indiana (IN), FIPS 18
Location: 39.923532 N, 85.405985 W
Henry, IN
Henry County
Henry County, IN
Henry -- U.S. County in Missouri
Population (2000): 21997
Housing Units (2000): 10261
Land area (2000): 702.484040 sq. miles (1819.425235 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 30.070356 sq. miles (77.881861 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 732.554396 sq. miles (1897.307096 sq. km)
Located within: Missouri (MO), FIPS 29
Location: 38.386717 N, 93.774593 W
Henry, MO
Henry County
Henry County, MO
Henry -- U.S. County in Alabama
Population (2000): 16310
Housing Units (2000): 8037
Land area (2000): 561.796182 sq. miles (1455.045371 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 6.530333 sq. miles (16.913484 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 568.326515 sq. miles (1471.958855 sq. km)
Located within: Alabama (AL), FIPS 01
Location: 31.493511 N, 85.253760 W
Henry, AL
Henry County
Henry County, AL
Henry -- U.S. County in Ohio
Population (2000): 29210
Housing Units (2000): 11622
Land area (2000): 416.502812 sq. miles (1078.737284 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 3.474552 sq. miles (8.999047 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 419.977364 sq. miles (1087.736331 sq. km)
Located within: Ohio (OH), FIPS 39
Location: 41.339519 N, 84.067146 W
Henry, OH
Henry County
Henry County, OH
Henry -- U.S. County in Tennessee
Population (2000): 31115
Housing Units (2000): 15783
Land area (2000): 561.678079 sq. miles (1454.739484 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 31.774151 sq. miles (82.294669 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 593.452230 sq. miles (1537.034153 sq. km)
Located within: Tennessee (TN), FIPS 47
Location: 36.319422 N, 88.305435 W
Henry, TN
Henry County
Henry County, TN
Henry -- U.S. County in Virginia
Population (2000): 57930
Housing Units (2000): 25921
Land area (2000): 382.351570 sq. miles (990.285977 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 2.036114 sq. miles (5.273512 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 384.387684 sq. miles (995.559489 sq. km)
Located within: Virginia (VA), FIPS 51
Location: 36.697027 N, 79.897787 W
Henry, VA
Henry County
Henry County, VA
Henry (unit)

The henry (symbol H) is the unit of electrical inductance in the International System of Units. The unit is named after Joseph Henry (1797–1878), the American scientist who discovered electromagnetic induction independently of and at about the same time as Michael Faraday (1791–1867) in England. The magnetic permeability of vacuum is 4π×10 H m (henry per metre).

The United States National Institute of Standards and Technology recommends English-speaking users of SI to write the plural as henries.


Henry may refer to:

Henry (bishop of Finland)

Henry (; ; ; died 20 January 1156) was a medieval English clergyman. He came to Sweden with cardinal Nicholas Breakspeare in 1153 and was probably designated to be the new Archbishop of Uppsala, but the independent church province of Sweden could be established only in 1164 after the civil war was over, and Henry would have been sent to organize the Church in Finland, where Christians had existed already at least two centuries. According to legend, he entered Finland together with King Eric the Saint of Sweden and died as a martyr, becoming a central figure in the local Roman Catholic Church. However, the authenticity of the accounts of his life, ministry, and death are widely disputed and there are no historical records of his death nor existence.

Together with his alleged murderer Lalli, Henry remains one of the most recognized people from the early history of Finland. His feast is celebrated by the majority Lutheran Church of Finland, as well as by the Roman Catholic Church of Finland. He is commemorated in the liturgical calendars of several Protestant and Anglican churches.

Henry (comics)

Henry is a comic strip created in 1932 by Carl Anderson. The title character is a young bald boy who is mute (and sometimes drawn minus a mouth). With the exception of a few early episodes, the comic strip character communicates only through pantomime, a situation which changed when Henry moved into comic books.

The Saturday Evening Post was the first publication to feature Henry, a series which began when Anderson was 67 years old. The series of cartoons continued in that magazine for two years in various formats of single panel, multiple panels or two panels.

Henry (automobile)

The Henry was an automobile built in Muskegon, Michigan by the Henry Motor Car Company from 1910-12. The first model built was a five-seat tonneau with a 35hp engine which sold for $1,750. Both 20hp and 40hp engines were made available in 1911, and these were available in five body styles. The 1911 two-seater roadster had running-board mounted toolboxes.

Henry (Martian crater)

Henry Crater is a large crater in the Arabia quadrangle of Mars, located at 10.9° north latitude and 23.3° east longitude. It is in diameter and was named after the brothers Paul-Pierre Henry and Mathieu-Prosper Henry, both of whom were French telescope makers and astronomers.

Henry (film)

Henry is a 2012 short film directed by Yan England. The film is nominated for the 2013 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.

After being nominated for an Academy Award the film was released along with all the other 15 Oscar-nominated short films in theaters by ShortsHD.

Henry (Archdeacon of Lewes)

Henry' was the Archdeacon of Lewes during 1272.

Henry (lunar crater)

Henry is a lunar crater that is located to the northwest of the larger crater Cavendish, in the southeastern part of the Moon's near side. Less than a half diameter to the northwest is similar-sized crater Henry Frères, named for the brothers Paul and Prosper Henry.

The outer rim of Henry has undergone some impact erosion, particularly in the south and southeast where it is overlain by a pair of small craters. The former crater lies along the inner wall and part of the interior floor, with a rampart ridge to the north. The rim bulges outward slightly between these two depressions, and there are slight outward bulges to the north and northeast. The interior floor is relatively featureless, with an albedo that matches the surrounding terrain. A ray from Byrgius A, a satellite of Byrgius, crosses the northern half of the crater from west to east-northeast.

Henry (Obotrite prince)

Henry (before 1066 – 22 March or 7 June 1127) was an Obotrite prince or king (1093–1127) from the Nakonid dynasty; he was regarded by contemporaries as "King of the Slavs" (rex Slavorum). The Obotrite realm reached its greatest area during Henry's rule, extending from the Elbe to the Oder and from the Havelland to the Baltic Sea.

Henry was the second son of the Obotrite prince Gottschalk, a Christian who was killed in a pagan uprising in 1066, and Sigrid Svendsdatter; Henry and his half-brother Budivoj were subsequently raised in Denmark and Lüneburg, respectively. The Obotrite lands passed to the leader of the uprising, the pagan Kruto. While Henry remained passive, the Saxon-supported Budivoj was killed by Kruto at Plön. Once Kruto reached old age, he was forced to defend against an invasion by Henry with Danish support in 1090. Kruto could not prevent Henry from harrying and plundering the Wagrian coastline. The pressured Kruto agreed to meet with Henry and grant him a portion of the Obotrite realm in 1093. Although Kruto planned to have Henry assassinated during the visit, Henry succeeded in having Kruto killed with the assistance of Kruto's wife Slavina. Marrying the widow, Henry led a Slav-Saxon army to victory in the Battle of Schmilau in 1093. According to Helmold, the glare of the setting sun prevented the Slavs from winning the battle.

Instead of Mecklenburg, Henry chose Liubice, near the site of the later Lübeck, to be his residence. It was selected because of its proximity to the Wagri, the Obotrites proper, and the Polabians. Henry remained on good terms with his Danish and Saxon neighbors, especially Duke Lothar von Supplinburg and Adolf I of Holstein. He invited foreign merchants, especially Saxons, to Liubice. Helmold of Bosau reported that Henry encouraged his subjects to engage in agriculture. The prince allowed the minting of coins depicting a wall and tower on one side and a double cross on the other.

Helmold records Henry as campaigning against the Rani, Kissini, Circipani, Liutizi, and Western Pomeranians to render them tributary. He was forced to defend against a surprised seaborne assault by the pagan Rani of Rugia ca. 1100; after being reinforced by Holsatian Saxons, Henry forced the Rani to pay tribute. In the winters of 1123/24 and 1124/25 Henry led expeditions against the Rani after they killed his son Woldemar and refused to pay tribute. Henry led 2,000–6,000 men during the first campaign; Saxons from Holstein and Stormarn marched alongside his Slavic troops. The first winter campaign ended when the Rani priests paid an immense tribute. The second campaign was coordinated with Duke Lothar of Saxony. Henry also suppressed revolts by the Brisani and Hevelli in the winter of 1100/01. While Henry was besieging Havelberg for a month, his son Mistue plundered the neighboring Linones with 200 Saxons and 300 Slavs.

A Christian, Henry had a chapel built inside his castle as well as a church in the colony of merchants. Keeping in mind the pagan revolt of 1066, Henry did not force Christianity upon his subjects, who remained predominantly pagan. In 1126 Vicelin came to Liubice and asked Henry for permission to preach Christianity amongst the Slavs. After receiving Henry's support, Vicelin returned to Saxony to prepare for the missionary expedition. Henry had granted the Slavic peoples freedom to practice their paganism and he himself and his court were some of the only Christians in his territory. During the missionary's absence, Henry died and was buried in Lüneburg, though Helmold is silent concerning the manner of his death.

Eastern tribes such as the Hevelli and Liutizi took advantage of Henry's death to assert their independence. Henry's elder sons, Woldemar and Mstivoj (1127), had predeceased him. His younger sons, Canute and Sventipolk (also Svatopluk or Zwentibold), fought over their inheritance. When Canute was killed in 1128 at Lütjenburg, Sventipolk succeeded in taking over the entire country. Vicelinus finally sent priests to Liubice, but after this was conquered by the Rani and destroyed, the priests fled to Faldera ( Neumünster). Sventipolk was killed in the same year, and his son Swineke was killed in 1129 at Ertheneburg on the Elbe. Emperor Lothair III awarded the title "King of the Obotrites" to Canute Lavard in 1129, but he was murdered in 1131. The Obotrite realm was ultimately partitioned between the pagans Niklot and Pribislav.

Henry (given name)

Henry is an English male given name and surname derived from Old FrenchHenri/Henry, itself derived from the Middle High German name Heinrich, from Old High GermanHaimirich (from haim- "home" and rich "ruler"), which was conflated with the name Haginrich (from hagin "enclosure" and rich "ruler").)

The Old High German name is recorded from the 8th century, in the variants Haimirich, Haimerich, Heimerich, Hemirih. Harry, its English short form, was considered the "spoken form" of Henry in medieval England. Most English kings named Henry were called Harry. The name became so popular in England that the phrase " Tom, Dick, and Harry" began to be used to refer to men in general. The common English feminine forms of the name are Harriet and Henrietta.

Henry has been a consistently popular name in English-speaking countries for centuries. It was among the top 100 most popular names used for boys born in the United States, England and Wales, and in Australia in 2007. It was the 46th most common name for boys and men in the United States in the 1990 census. Harry, its short form, was the fifth most popular name for boys in England and Wales in 2007 and among the top 50 names in Ireland, Scotland and Northern Ireland in recent years. Harry was ranked as the 578th most popular name in the United States in 2007.

Henry (surname)

Henry is an English male given name and an English and French surname, borrowed from Old French, originally of Germanic origin ( Haimirich) from the elements haim (“‘home’”) and ric (“‘powerful’”). Equivalents in other languages are Anraí ( Irish), Eanruig ( Scots Gaelic), Enrico (Italian), Enrique (Spanish), Heinrich ( German), Henning (Swedish), Henri (Modern French), Henrik (Hungarian and Scandinavian), Henrique (Portuguese), and Henryk (Polish), (H)enric ( Occitan surname).

Henry (Apollo lunar crater)

Henry is a feature on Earth's Moon, a crater in Taurus-Littrow valley, located at the foot of the Sculptured Hills. Astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt landed to the southwest of it in 1972, on the Apollo 17 mission.

Henry is northwest of Shakespeare and Van Serg, and west of Cochise. It is south of Geology Station 6 of the Apollo 17 mission.

The crater's name is currently informal and not recognized by the International Astronomical Union (IAU), although nearly all the other features within the Taurus-Littrow valley that were named by the astronauts are. Possibly part of the reason is that the IAU recognizes the larger lunar crater Henry. The crater was named by the astronauts after the Portuguese Prince Henry the Navigator.

Usage examples of "henry".

The conflict, grown beyond the scope of original plans, had become nothing less than a fratricidal war between the young king and the Count of Poitou for the succession to the Angevin empire, a ghastly struggle in which Henry was obliged to take a living share, abetting first one and then the other of his furious sons.

Henry helped her up the steps, through the door and into the foyer, and Abigail gasped in admiration.

Rear Admiral Henry, ablaze with gold braid, battle ribbons, and stars.

Henry le Waleys, the mayor, Gregory de Rokesley, Philip Cissor, or the tailor, Ralph Crepyn, Joce le Acatour, or merchant, and John de Gisors.

And though he dared not to take any steps towards his further grandeur, lest he should expose himself to the jealousy of so penetrating a prince as Henry, he still hoped that, by accumulating riches and power, and by acquiring popularity, he might in time be able to open his way to the throne.

Sis and old Si and Shep Hodgden and Gimmy Biddle and Charles Fifield was there and father said this will make jest the horse you want for your store and old Si said she aint biger than a rat and father said i gess she is big enuf to carry out all your lodes unless you put down your price, and then they all laffed at Si, and then Si said she was a puller and father said what do you want Josiar one that you have to push, and then they laffed agen and when father called him Josiar i know Si had better look out for when father calls me Henry i know i am in for a liking.

Clinton told Panetta upon hearing the news that Reno had asked for another independent counsel, this time to investigate his friend and Housing secretary Henry Cisneros for allegedly lying to the FBI about payments made to a former mistress.

Sir Henry Ancred, asks me to write to you in reference to a portrait of himself in the character of Macbeth, for which he would be pleased to engage your services.

Sir Henry Ancred is perhaps the worst of the lot, but, because he is an actor, his friends accept his behaviour as part of his stock-in-trade, and apart from an occasional feeling of shyness in his presence, seldom make the mistake of worrying about him.

Henry Watterson at the eighty-ninth anniversary banquet of the New England Society in the City of New York, December 22, 1894.

During this year Sir Henry Pottinger issued a proclamation, in which he announced that the ratification of the treaty, mentioned in the last chapter, between Great Britain and China had been exchanged, and that he had concluded with the Chinese high commissioner, Keying, a commercial treaty and tariff.

The Project Gutenberg EBook of Apologia pro Vita Sua, by John Henry Newman This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.

Christmas court in Argentan, victorious Henry escorted the Countess of Poitou through her own domain as Louis had done before him, and left her at last in the deep south with a household purely Poitevin.

When Henry had his servant brought to him from Argentan more dead than alive, he suffered an Angevin fury.

Men of wealth, all these, who cherished the memory of Henry Argyle and kept close watch upon the preserves over which they had been appointed guardians.