Etymology
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Clark

also Clarke, surname, from common Middle English alternative spelling of clerk (n.). In many early cases it is used of men who had taken minor orders.

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Definitions of Clark

Clark (n.)
United States explorer who (with Meriwether Lewis) led an expedition from St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River; Clark was responsible for making maps of the area (1770-1838);
Synonyms: William Clark
Clark (n.)
United States general who was Allied commander in Africa and Italy in World War II and was commander of the United Nations forces in Korea (1896-1984);
Synonyms: Mark Clark / Mark Wayne Clark
Clark (n.)
United States psychologist (born in Panama) whose research persuaded the Supreme Court that segregated schools were discriminatory (1914-2005);
Synonyms: Kenneth Clark / Kenneth Bancroft Clark
Clark (n.)
Canadian politician who served as prime minister (1939-);
Synonyms: Joe Clark / Charles Joseph Clark
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