• (America) IPA: /tʃɑɹlz/
  • (RP) IPA: /tʃɑːlz/
Proper noun
  1. A male given name.
    • 1599 William Shakespeare, King Henry V, Act I, Scene II:
      Charles the Great / Subdued the Saxons, and did seat the French / Beyond the river Sala, in the year / Eight hundred five.
    • 1844 Edgar Allan Poe: Thou Art the Man:
      […] there never was any person named Charles who was not an open, manly, honest, good-natured, and frank-hearted fellow, with a rich, clear, voice, that did you good to hear it, and an eye that looked at you always straight at the face, as much as to say: "I have a clear conscience myself, am afraid of no man, and am altogether above doing a mean action." And thus all the hearty, careless, 'walking gentlemen' of the stage are very certain to be called Charles.
    • 1988 Ed McBain: The House That Jack Built: page 212:
      […] spoke the way the English do, funny, you know? His name was Roger, I think. Or Nigel. Something like that." "How about Charles?" "Charles? Well, yes, it could have been.Charles does sound English, doesn't it? Their prince is named Charles, isn't he?"
  2. Surname
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