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[eng-guh lz; for 1 also German eng-uh ls; for 2 also Russian en-gyils] /ˈɛŋ gəlz; for 1 also German ˈɛŋ əls; for 2 also Russian ˈɛn gyɪls/
[free-drikh] /ˈfri drɪx/ (Show IPA),
1820–95, German socialist in England: collaborated with Karl Marx in systematizing Marxism.
a city in the Russian Federation in Europe, on the Volga River, opposite Saratov. Unabridged
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  • The attainments of Engels have been somewhat overshadowed by those of his friend.

    Socialism John Spargo
  • Didn't your boy Marx, or was it Engels, write a small book on the subject?

    Summit Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • We cannot but admire this ‘something’ which Engels managed to ‘make’ from material of such a kind.

  • We may, in view of the after career of Engels as the politician of the movement, surmise so much.

    Socialism John Spargo
  • In like manner should other statements of Marx and Engels be criticised.

  • Engels has lifted the veil thus far, but the rest is hidden.

    Socialism John Spargo
  • Too late, Engels and the guards realized that there were only three men behind Case.

    Beyond The Thunder H. B. Hickey
  • Doubtless both Marx and Engels lapsed occasionally into Utopianism.

    Socialism John Spargo
British Dictionary definitions for Engels


/German ˈɛŋəls/
Friedrich (ˈfriːdrɪç). 1820–95, German socialist leader and political philosopher, in England from 1849. He collaborated with Marx on The Communist Manifesto (1848) and his own works include Condition of the Working Classes in England (1844) and The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State (1884)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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