mary ann evans


[el-ee-uht, el-yuht]
Charles William, 1834–1926, U.S. educator: president of Harvard University 1869–1909.
George (Mary Ann Evans) 1819–80, English novelist.
John ("the Apostle of the Indians") 1604–90, American colonial missionary.
Sir John, 1592–1632, English statesman.
T(homas) S(tearns) [sturnz] , 1888–1965, British poet and critic, born in the U.S.: Nobel Prize 1948.
a male given name, form of Elias. Unabridged


Sir Arthur John, 1851–1941, English archaeologist.
Dame Edith, 1888–1976, English actress.
Herbert McLean [muh-kleyn] , 1882–1971, U.S. embryologist and anatomist.
Janet, born 1971, U.S. swimmer.
Mary Ann, Eliot, George.
Maurice, 1901–1989, U.S. actor and producer, born in England.
Oliver, 1755–1819, U.S. inventor: constructed the first high-pressure steam engine in the U.S. 1801?.
Robley Dunglison [rob-lee duhng-gluh-suhn] , ("Fighting Bob") 1846–1912, U.S. admiral.
Rudulph [roo-duhlf] , 1878–1960, U.S. sculptor.
Walker, 1903–75, U.S. photographer.
William John ("Bill") 1929–80, U.S. jazz pianist.
a mountain in N central Colorado, in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. 14,264 feet (4348 meters). Unabridged
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Eliot (ˈɛlɪət)
1.  George, real name Mary Ann Evans. 1819--80, English novelist, noted for her analysis of provincial Victorian society. Her best-known novels include Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), and Middlemarch (1872)
2.  Sir John. 1592--1632, English statesman, a leader of parliamentary opposition to Charles I
3.  T(homas) S(tearns). 1888--1965, British poet, dramatist, and critic, born in the US His poetry includes Prufrock and Other Observations (1917), The Waste Land (1922), Ash Wednesday (1930), and Four Quartets (1943). Among his verse plays are Murder in the Cathedral (1935), The Family Reunion (1939), The Cocktail Party (1950), and The Confidential Clerk (1954): Nobel prize for literature 1948

Evans (ˈɛvənz)
1.  Sir Arthur (John). 1851--1941, British archaeologist, whose excavations of the palace of Knossos in Crete provided evidence for the existence of the Minoan civilization
2.  Dame Edith (Mary Booth). 1888--1976, British actress
3.  Sir Geraint (Llewellyn). 1922--92, Welsh operatic baritone
4.  Herbert McLean. 1882--1971, US anatomist and embryologist; discoverer of vitamin E (1922)
5.  Mary Ann. real name of (George): Eliot
6.  Oliver. 1755--1819, US engineer: invented the continuous production line and a high-pressure steam engine
7.  Walker. 1903--75, US photographer, noted esp for his studies of rural poverty in the Great Depression

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Word Origin & History

surname is O.Fr. dim. of Elias (Elie + -ot, from Gk. Elias, the Gk. form of Heb. Elijah, q.v.), absorbing O.E. proper name Æðelgeat, also Ælfweald "Elf-ruler."
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Medical Dictionary

Evans Ev·ans (ěv'ənz), Herbert McLean. 1882-1971.

American anatomist who isolated four pituitary hormones and discovered vitamin E (1922).

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Evans   (ěv'ənz)  Pronunciation Key 
American biologist who discovered vitamin E in 1922 and conducted research that led to the discovery of the growth hormone in the pituitary gland.
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