Pronunciation: (här'vē), [key]
1. William, 1578–1657, English physician: discoverer of the circulation of the blood.
2. a city in NE Illinois, near Chicago. 35,810.
3. a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “army” and “battle.”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.