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Evans

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noun
  1. Sir Arthur John,1851–1941, English archaeologist.
  2. Dame Edith,1888–1976, English actress.
  3. Herbert Mc·Lean [muh-kleyn] /məˈkleɪn/, 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. Rob·ley Dun·gli·son [rob-lee duhng-gluh-suh n] /ˈrɒb li ˈdʌŋ glə sən/, Fighting Bob, 1846–1912, U.S. admiral.
  9. Ru·dulph [roo-duhlf] /ˈru dʌlf/, 1878–1960, U.S. sculptor.
  10. Walker,1903–75, U.S. photographer.
  11. William JohnBill, 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).
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Evan

[ev-uh n]
noun
  1. a male given name, Welsh form of John.
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  • With Captain Evans, on the other hand, Robert was on excellent terms.

    Brave and Bold

    Horatio Alger

  • Captain Evans then directed us to report ourselves daily, which we did.

    Ned Myers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • Both Trevithick and Evans invented the high-pressure engine.

    The Age of Invention

    Holland Thompson

  • But Evans reckoned without the millers who were opposing his petition.

    The Age of Invention

    Holland Thompson

  • Of the family of Evans nothing is known either before or after him.

    The Age of Invention

    Holland Thompson


British Dictionary definitions for evans

Evans

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 (def. 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

(ĕvənz)Herbert McLean 1882-1971
  1. American anatomist who isolated four pituitary hormones and discovered vitamin E (1922).
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evans in Science

Evans

[ĕvənz]
  1. 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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