sir evans

Evans

[ev-uhnz]
noun
1.
Sir Arthur John, 1851–1941, English archaeologist.
2.
Dame Edith, 1888–1976, English actress.
3.
Herbert McLean [muh-kleyn] , 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-suhn] , ("Fighting Bob") 1846–1912, U.S. admiral.
9.
Rudulph [roo-duhlf] , 1878–1960, U.S. sculptor.
10.
Walker, 1903–75, U.S. photographer.
11.
William John ("Bill") 1929–80, U.S. jazz pianist.
12.
a mountain in N central Colorado, in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. 14,264 feet (4348 meters).
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Evans (ˈɛvənz)
 
n
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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Evan
masc. proper name, Welsh form of John, form influenced perhaps by Welsh ieuanc "young man" (cognate of L. juvenis), from Celt. *yowanko-, from PIE *yeu- "vital force, youthful vigor" (see young).
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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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