accord \uh-KAWRD\, intransitive verb:
1. To be in agreement or harmony; agree.
1. To cause to conform or agree; bring into harmony.noun:
2. To grant; bestow.
1. Agreement; harmony.
2. A settlement or compromise of conflicting opinions.
3. A settlement of points at issue between nations.
Origin: Accord derives from Middle English accorden, from Old French acorder, from Medieval Latin accordāre, to bring into agreement.
- Person who receives multiple degrees and keeps taking courses instead of holding a profession related to the degrees earned. Can be a compliment or an insult depending on the speaker.
Ex. 1: a compliment: "Man, I think you're so cool for writing a dissertation on Mesoamerican maize fertilization. You're a real professional student!"
Ex.2 an insult: "Hey Jack, won't you get a real job and quit being a professional student?"
- Lima: capital of the Spanish New World empire was founded by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro after he defeated the native Incans; the now-sprawling metropolis is also known as El Pulpo ("the Octopus") (1535)
- Sandwich Islands: Hawaii was first visited by a European, Captain James Cook, who named it after one of his sponsors, the Earl of Sandwich (1778)
- Botany Bay: the first ship of the First Fleet arrived in Australia, bringing English convicts (1788)
- The x-ray machine was exhibited for the first time (1896)
- Albert DeSalvo, who claimed to be the "Boston Strangler," was convicted in Cambridge, MA, of armed robbery, assault and sex offenses. He was sentenced to life in prison. Desalvo was killed in 1973 by a fellow inmate. (1967)
- Marion Barry: the mayor of Washington, DC, was arrested on drug charges; after serving his sentence, he reentered politics and regained the mayoralty (1990)
- Peter Roget 1779
- Daniel Webster 1782
- A.A. Milne 1882
- Oliver Hardy (Laurel & Hardy) 1892
- Cary Grant 1904
- Danny Kaye 1913
- Berthold Goldschmidt 1903
- David Bellamy 1933
- Bobby Goldsboro 1941
- David Ruffin (The Temptations) 1941
- 'Legs' Larry Smith (The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band) 1944
- Brett Hudson (Hudson Brothers) 1953
- Kevin Costner 1955
- Mark Collie 1956
- Philip Boa 1962
- Jane Horrocks 1964
- Dave Bautista 1969
- Jessie L. Martin 1969
- DJ Quik 1970
- Jonathan Davis 1970 Korn
- Jason Segel 1980
- Samantha Mumba 1983