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[an] /æn/
1665–1714, queen of England 1702–14 (daughter of James II of England).
a female given name, form of Anna. Unabridged
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  • Mrs. Anne Hutchinson arrived in Boston from England in the autumn of 1634.

    The Colonies 1492-1750 Reuben Gold Thwaites
  • Anne Marie is at the door,—the little girl who is ashamed to come home.

  • What cause of censure have you, then, if I am no to say ill-will against my Anne?

    Merkland Mrs. Oliphant
  • But I am going to find out, past all doubt, what Anne Marie was to you.

  • Arnold had gone, as he had promised, before Anne was out of her room.

    Man and Wife Wilkie Collins
British Dictionary definitions for Anne


Princess, the Princess Royal. born 1950, daughter of Elizabeth II of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; a noted horsewoman and president of the Save the Children Fund
Queen. 1665–1714, queen of Great Britain and Ireland (1702–14), daughter of James II, and the last of the Stuart monarchs
Saint. (in Christian tradition) the mother of the Virgin Mary. Feast day: July 26 or 25
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Word Origin and History for Anne

alternative form of the fem. proper name Anna (q.v.). In Christian tradition, the name of the mother of the Virgin Mary.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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