- Elias. 1819–67, US inventor of the sewing machine (1846)
- Gordon, known as Gordie. born 1928, US ice-hockey player, who scored a record 1071 goals in a professional career lasting 32 years.
- Howe of Aberavon, Baron, title of (Richard Edward) Geoffrey Howe. born 1926, British Conservative politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer (1979–83); foreign secretary (1983–89); deputy prime minister (1989–90)
- Richard, 4th Viscount Howe. 1726–99, British admiral: served (1776–78) in the War of American Independence and commanded the Channel fleet against France, winning the Battle of the Glorious First of June (1794)
- his brother, William, 5th Viscount Howe. 1729–1814, British general; commander in chief (1776–78) of British forces in the War of American Independence
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
- Scottish Termsa hole.
- Scottish Termsthe hold of a ship.
- Scottish Termsa hollow;
- Scottish Termshollow.
- Scottish Termsdeep.
- 1325–75; Middle English (north and Scots), alteration of holl; see hollow
Howe (hou),USA pronunciation n.
- BiographicalE(dgar) W(atson), 1853–1937, U.S. novelist and editor.
- BiographicalElias, 1819–67, U.S. inventor of the sewing machine.
- BiographicalGordon (Gordie), born 1928, Canadian ice-hockey player.
- BiographicalIrving, 1920–93, U.S. social historian and literary critic.
- BiographicalJulia Ward, 1819–1910, U.S. writer and reformer: author of the Battle Hymn of the Republic (wife of Samuel Gridley Howe).
- BiographicalRichard (Earl Howe) ("Black Dick''), 1726–99, British admiral (brother of William Howe).
- BiographicalWilliam, 5th Viscount, 1729–1814, British general in the American Revolutionary War.