/har"euh seuhn/, n.
1. Benjamin, 1726?-91, American political leader (father of William Henry Harrison).
2. Benjamin, 1833-1901, twenty-third president of the U.S. 1889-93 (grandson of William Henry Harrison).
3. Peter, 1716-75, English architect in the U.S.
4. William Henry, 1773-1841, U.S. general: ninth president of the U.S. 1841.
5. a city in SE New York. 23,046.
6. a town in W Pennsylvania. 13,252.
7. a town in NE New Jersey. 12,242.
8. a male given name.

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(as used in expressions)
Birtwistle Sir Harrison Paul
William Harrison Dempsey
Ford Harrison
Harrison Benjamin
Harrison John
Harrison Sir Rex
Reginald Carey Harrison
Harrison William Henry
David Harrison Macon
Otis Harrison Gray
Salisbury Harrison Evans
Shull George Harrison

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      city, seat (1869) of Boone county, northwestern Arkansas, U.S., in the Ozark Mountains on Crooked Creek, 80 miles (129 km) south of Springfield, Missouri. The Union general M. Larue Harrison laid out the town site in about 1860. The arrival in 1900 of the Missouri and North Arkansas Railway spurred development and transformed Harrison into a shipping point for livestock, dairy products, timber, limestone, dolomite, and marble.

      Its farm- and forestry-based economy is now supplemented by a freight transport company and the manufacture of clothing, aluminum die castings, small appliances, and furniture frames. Tourism became significant after completion of the White River dams, which created such recreational areas as Bull Shoals Lake and State Park (to the northeast). Buffalo National River and sections of Ozark National Forest (Ozark–Saint Francis National Forest) are to the south, and several limestone caves are nearby. Harrison is the home of North Arkansas College (1973), a two-year institution. Inc. town, 1876; city, 1954. Pop. (1990) 9,922; (2000) 12,152.

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