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[al-uh n] /ˈæl ən/
(Charles) Grant (Blairfindie)
[blair-fin-dee] /blɛərˈfɪn di/ (Show IPA),
("Cecil Power"; "J. Arbuthnot Wilson") 1848–99, British philosophical writer and novelist.
Ethan, 1738–89, American soldier in the Revolutionary War: leader of the “Green Mountain Boys” of Vermont.
Fred (John Florence Sullivan) 1894–1956, U.S. comedian.
Frederick Lewis, 1890–1954, U.S. historian and editor.
Gracie (Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen) 1905–64, U.S. comedian (partner and wife of George Burns).
Richard, 1760–1831, U.S. clergyman: a founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
William, 1532–1594, English Catholic cardinal in exile.
(William) Hervey
[hur-vee] /ˈhɜr vi/ (Show IPA),
1889–1949, U.S. novelist, poet, and biographer.
Woody (Allen Stewart Konigsberg) born 1935, U.S. comedian, author, actor, and filmmaker.
a male given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Maria swayed forward at these words, and Mrs. Allen caught her in her arms.

    Prudy Keeping House Sophie May
  • Mr. Allen leaped the fence at a bound, and ran down the bank.

    Little Prudy Sophie May
  • The advance party of Allen's men was at Hand's Cove, on the eastern side of the lake, preparing to cross.

  • Louise returned soon with Allen Harrison from the forward car.

    The Daughter of a Magnate Frank H. Spearman
  • Allen and Pepy showed by experiment that air which has been once breathed contains eight and a half per cent.

    Popular Education Ira Mayhew
British Dictionary definitions for Allen


Bog of Allen, a region of peat bogs in central Ireland, west of Dublin. Area: over 10 sq km (3.75 sq miles)
Lough Allen, a lake in Ireland, in county Leitrim


Ethan. 1738–89, American soldier during the War of Independence who led the Green Mountain Boys of Vermont
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
Sir Thomas. born 1944, British operatic baritone
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 Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Allen

masc. proper name, variant of Alan (q.v.). In reference to wrench, key, screw, etc. with hexagonal socket or head, 1913, from the Allen Manufacturing Company of Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Allen in Medicine

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.
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