Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.


 (vĭ-lär′, -lärd′), Henry 1835-1900.
German-born American journalist and railroad magnate. He was president of the Northern Pacific Railroad (1881-1884) and formed (1890) the company that later became General Electric. His son Oswald Garrison Villard (1872-1949), a journalist and editor, was president of the New York Evening Post (1900-1918) and owner of The Nation (1918-1935).


(vɪˈlɑr, -ˈlɑrd)

Oswald Garrison, 1872–1949, U.S. journalist and author.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Villard - United States railroad magnate and businessman (1835-1900)Villard - United States railroad magnate and businessman (1835-1900)
References in classic literature ?
I was consulted last week by Francois Le Villard, who, as you probably know, has come rather to the front lately in the French detective service.
Contract notice: comfort of the downstream edge of the road by micoberlinoises fired rd 215c pr 1 + 040 to 2 + 000 municipality of villard de lans
Enora Villard of France and three Egyptians Nouran El Torky, Hana Moataz and Hana Ramadan defeated their opponents to book their place in the 16-player main draw.
Meanwhile, four matches were played in the Chief of Air Staff (CAS) International Women Squash Championship in which Enora Villard of France and three Egyptian players - Nouran El Torky, Hana Moataz and Hana Ramadan defeated their respective opponents to book their place in the main draw.
Also, the nomination committee has proposed the re-election of Christer Villard, Anders Berntsson, Ulrica Jansson Messing and Agneta Wallenstam, with Villard proposed for re-election as chairman of the board.
Firetrucks raced to the University of Oregon campus Tuesday afternoon to extinguish an electrical fire on the third floor of Villard Hall.
High-end menswear e-tailer Trunk Club will open its first store at The Villard Mansion on Madison Avenue on November 1.
The Palace's impressive Villard Mansion, restaurants - soon to include the new Villard Michel Richard - and elegant rooms have made it a popular filming location.
Claude Villard has come to pay late respects to Joseph's dead grandfather, Elijah.
The Caribbean country of Haiti will soon have duty-free zone for textiles in Thor, as Wilson Laleau, Minister of Trade and Industry has signed an agreement with Alain Villard, President of the Societe Zone Franche des Palmiers, S.
The Portfolio of Villard de Honnecourt (Paris, Bibliotheque nationale de France, MS Fr 19093); a new critical edition and colour facsimile.
However, he avoids some pitfalls, and is justifiably critical of the work of Paul Frankl (1878-1962), who does not seem to have known much about construction,; and whose Hegelian stance led him to the unfortunate conclusion that each great Gothic cathedral was a 'correction' of another, and that the 'final solution' (forsooth) of Gothic perfection could be found in Germany Ball is also sceptical about the so-called 'notebooks' of Villard de Honnecourt (fl.