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Evans

[ev-uh nz] /ˈɛv ənz/
noun
1.
Sir Arthur John, 1851–1941, English archaeologist.
2.
Dame Edith, 1888–1976, English actress.
3.
Herbert McLean
[muh-kleyn] /məˈkleɪn/ (Show IPA),
1882–1971, U.S. embryologist and anatomist.
4.
Janet, born 1971, U.S. swimmer.
5.
Mary Ann, Eliot, George.
6.
Maurice, 1901–1989, U.S. actor and producer, born in England.
7.
Oliver, 1755–1819, U.S. inventor: constructed the first high-pressure steam engine in the U.S. 1801?.
8.
Robley Dunglison
[rob-lee duhng-gluh-suh n] /ˈrɒb li ˈdʌŋ glə sən/ (Show IPA),
("Fighting Bob") 1846–1912, U.S. admiral.
9.
Rudulph
[roo-duhlf] /ˈru dʌlf/ (Show IPA),
1878–1960, U.S. sculptor.
10.
Walker, 1903–75, U.S. photographer.
11.
William John ("Bill") 1929–80, U.S. jazz pianist.
12.
Mount, a mountain in N central Colorado, in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. 14,264 feet (4348 meters).

Evan

[ev-uh n] /ˈɛv ən/
noun
1.
a male given name, Welsh form of John.
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  • “Because I could hear the rattle of the tin can you wanted to tie to me, all over the lot,” replied Evans.

    Pitching in a Pinch Christy Mathewson
  • With Captain Evans, on the other hand, Robert was on excellent terms.

    Brave and Bold Horatio Alger
  • "Mrs. Evans," he began, as the good lady emerged from her own domain on the ground floor.

    Wikkey YAM
  • Evans was born poor (in Delaware, 1755) and remained poor all his life.

    The Age of Invention Holland Thompson
  • Next morning I went to see Evans, and left him in good time to meet my father at the stated hour.

    Parkhurst Boys Talbot Baines Reed
British Dictionary definitions for Evans

Evans

/ˈɛvənz/
noun
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 (sense 1)
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 and History for Evans

Evan

masc. proper name, Welsh form of John, form influenced perhaps by Welsh ieuanc "young man" (cognate of Latin juvenis), from Celtic *yowanko-, from PIE *yeu- "vital force, youthful vigor" (see young).

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Evans in Medicine

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 in Science
Evans
  (ěv'ənz)   
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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