Austin

[ aw-stuh n ]
/ ˈɔ stən /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for alfred austin (1 of 3)

Austin1
/ (ˈɒstɪn) /

noun

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)

Austin2
/ (ˈɒstɪn, ˈɔː-) /

noun

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)

Austin3
/ (ˈɒstɪn) /

adjective, noun

another word for Augustinian

Word Origin for Austin

C14: shortened form of Augustine
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Cultural definitions for alfred austin

Austin

Capital of Texas.

notes for Austin

Location of the University of Texas.
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