alfred austin

Austin

[aw-stuhn]
noun
1.
Alfred, 1835–1913, English poet: poet laureate 1896–1913.
2.
John, 1790–1859, English writer on law.
3.
John Langshaw [lang-shaw] , 1911–60, British philosopher.
4.
Mary (Hunter) 1868–1934, U.S. novelist, playwright, and short-story writer.
5.
Stephen Fuller, 1793–1836, American colonizer in Texas.
6.
Warren Robinson, 1877–1962, U.S. diplomat.
7.
Augustine, Saint ( def 2 ).
8.
a city in and the capital of Texas, in the central part, on the Colorado River.
9.
a city in SE Minnesota.
10.
a male given name, form of Augustus.
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Austin1 (ˈɒstɪn)
 
n
a city in central Texas, on the Colorado River: state capital since 1845. Pop: 672 011 (2003 est)

Austin2 (ˈɒstɪn, ˈɔː-)
 
n
1.  Herbert, 1st Baron. 1866--1941, British automobile engineer, who founded the Austin Motor Company
2.  John. 1790--1859, British jurist, whose book The Province of Jurisprudence Determined (1832) greatly influenced legal theory and the English legal system
3.  J(ohn) L(angshaw) (ˈlæŋʃɔː). 1911--60, English philosopher, whose lectures Sense and Sensibilia and How to do Things with Words were published posthumously in 1962

Austin3 (ˈɒstɪn)
 
adj, —n
another word for Augustinian
 
[C14: shortened form of Augustine]

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Word Origin & History

Austin
surname (also Austen) and masc. proper name, from O.Fr. Aousten, an abbreviated form of L. Augustine.
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Austin definition


Capital of Texas.

Note: Location of the University of Texas.
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alfred austin

English poet and journalist who succeeded Alfred, Lord Tennyson, as poet laureate.

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