Definition of Allen

1. Noun. United States comedienne remembered as the confused but imperturbable partner of her husband, George Burns (1906-1964).

2. Noun. United States filmmaker and comic actor (1935-).

3. Noun. A soldier of the American Revolution whose troops helped capture Fort Ticonderoga from the British (1738-1789).
Exact synonyms: Ethan Allen
Generic synonyms: Soldier

Definition of Allen

1. Proper noun. (surname A=An English and Scottish from=given names dot=) derived from the given name Alan. ¹

2. Proper noun. (given name male from=Celtic), a variant of Alan; in modern use often transferred from the surname. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Allen

Allan-Herndon-Dudley syndrome
Allee effect
Alleghany plum
Allegheny Mountains
Allegheny River
Allegheny chinkapin
Allegheny mountain spurge
Allegheny plum
Allegheny spurge
Allegheny vine
Allemande Left
Allen's test
Allen-Masters syndrome
Allen Ginsberg
Allen Stewart Konigsberg
Allen Tate
Allen bolt
Allen bolts
Allen key
Allen keys
Allen screw
Allen screws
Allen wrench

Literary usage of Allen

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1. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1908)
"allen, Caroline Stetson. Little old-time Sunday, and other stories. ... allen memorial, second series : descendants of Samuel allen of Windsor, Conn., ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1915)
"The author, RC allen, shows good reason to believe that the Gogebic which has ... XXII. mention in as much as allen has not confined himself to work in ..."

3. Report of the Congressional Committees Investigating the Iran/Contra Affair by Lee H. Hamilton, Daniel K. Inouye (1995)
"allen effectively acted as Ghorbani- 77-020 0 - B7 - 10 far's CIA case officer from their first meeting in January 1986. allen's notes record that, ..."

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