sir richard owen

Owen

[oh-uhn]
noun
1.
Sir Richard, 1804–92, English zoologist and anatomist.
2.
Robert, 1771–1858, Welsh social reformer in Great Britain and the U.S.
3.
Wilfred, 1893–1918, English poet.
4.
a male given name.
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Owen (ˈəʊɪn)
 
n
1.  David (Anthony Llewellyn), Baron. born 1938, British politician: Labour foreign secretary (1977--79); cofounder of the Social Democratic Party (1981) and its leader (1983--87): leader (1988--92) of the section of the Social Democratic Party that did not merge with the Liberal Party in 1988; peace envoy to Bosnia-Herzegovina (1992--94)
2.  Michael (James). born 1979, British footballer; plays for Newcastle United (from 2005) and England (from 1997)
3.  Sir Richard. 1804--92, English comparative anatomist and palaeontologist
4.  Robert. 1771--1858, Welsh industrialist and social reformer. He formed a model industrial community at New Lanark, Scotland, and pioneered cooperative societies. His books include New View of Society (1813)
5.  Wilfred. 1893--1918, English poet of World War I, who was killed in action

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Owen
Celtic proper name, ultimately from Gk. eugenes "well-born;" via Gael. Eoghann, O.Ir. Eogan, O.Welsh Eugein, Ougein. In Medieval records, frequently Latinized as Eugenius; the form Eugene emerged in Scotland by 1178. The Breton form Even led to modern Fr. Ivain. Owenite in ref. to the communistic system
of social reformer Robert Owen (1771-1858) is attested from 1829.
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sir richard owen

British anatomist and paleontologist who is remembered for his contributions to the study of fossil animals, especially dinosaurs. He was the first to recognize them as different from today's reptiles and classified them in a group he called Dinosauria. Owen was also noted for his strong opposition to the views of Charles Darwin.

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