[ 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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Are Scrabble Tile Values In Need Of An Overhaul?Invented by out-of-work architect Alfred Butts during the Great Depression, Scrabble is a staple of word lovers’ lives. The popularity of this beloved game took off in the mid-1950s and has been an essential part of the canon of classic board games ever since. To determine Scrabble’s tile values, Alfred Butts carefully analyzed letter frequency in various periodicals, including the front page of the New York …
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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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Word Origin and History for alfred austin
surname (also Austen) and masc. proper name, from Old French Aousten, an abbreviated form of Latin Augustine.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Culture definitions for alfred austin
Capital of Texas.
Location of the University of Texas.
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