will_allen

World English Dictionary
Allen1 (ˈælən)
 
n
1.  Bog of Allen a region of peat bogs in central Ireland, west of Dublin. Area: over 10 sq km (3.75 sq miles)
2.  Lough Allen a lake in Ireland, in county Leitrim

Collins
World English Dictionary
Allen2 (ˈælən)
 
n
1.  Ethan. 1738--89, American soldier during the War of Independence who led the Green Mountain Boys of Vermont
2.  Lily (Rose Beatrice), born 1985, English pop singer; one of the first performers to come to prominence through exposure on the networking website MySpace rather than through record release
3.  Sir Thomas. born 1944, British operatic baritone
4.  Woody. real name Allen Stewart Konigsberg. born 1935, US film comedian, screenwriter, and director. His films as an actor and director include Annie Hall (1977), Manhattan (1979), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), Bullets over Broadway (1994), and Anything Else (2003)

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

Allen
masc. proper name, variant of Alan (q.v.). In ref. to wrench, key, screw, etc. with hexagonal socket or head, 1930, from the Allen Manufacturing Company of Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

Allen Al·len (āl'ən), Edgar. 1892-1943.

American anatomist who is noted for his studies of hormones and for the discovery (1923) of estrogen.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;