[ aw-stuh n ]
/ ˈɔ stən /
Alfred,1835–1913, English poet: poet laureate 1896–1913.
John,1790–1859, English writer on law.
John Lang·shaw [lang-shaw] /ˈlæŋ ʃɔ/,1911–60, British philosopher.
Mary (Hunter),1868–1934, U.S. novelist, playwright, and short-story writer.
Stephen Fuller,1793–1836, American colonizer in Texas.
Warren Robinson,1877–1962, U.S. diplomat.
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British Dictionary definitions for alfred austin (1 of 3)
/ (ˈɒstɪn) /
a city in central Texas, on the Colorado River: state capital since 1845. Pop: 672 011 (2003 est)
British Dictionary definitions for alfred austin (2 of 3)
/ (ˈɒstɪn, ˈɔː-) /
Herbert, 1st Baron. 1866–1941, British automobile engineer, who founded the Austin Motor Company
John. 1790–1859, British jurist, whose book The Province of Jurisprudence Determined (1832) greatly influenced legal theory and the English legal system
J (ohn) L (angshaw) (ˈlæŋʃɔː). 1911–60, English philosopher, whose lectures Sense and Sensibilia and How to do Things with Words were published posthumously in 1962
British Dictionary definitions for alfred austin (3 of 3)
/ (ˈɒstɪn) /
another word for Augustinian
Word Origin for Austin
C14: shortened form of Augustine
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Cultural definitions for alfred austin
Capital of Texas.
notes for Austin
Location of the University of Texas.
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