from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Allen, Ethan 1738-1789. American Revolutionary soldier whose troops, the Green Mountain Boys, helped capture Fort Ticonderoga from the British (1775).
- Allen, Fred 1894-1956. American humorist famous for his dry, satirical work in vaudeville, radio, and early television.
- Allen, Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Known as "Gracie.” 1906-1964. American comedian best remembered as the confused but unflappable foil to her husband and stage partner, George Burns.
- Allen, Richard 1760-1831. American religious leader and the first bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (1816-1831).
- Allen, William 1532-1594. English Roman Catholic cardinal who directed the work on the Douay Bible.
- Allen, Woody Originally Allen Stewart Konigsberg. Born 1935. American comic actor, writer, and filmmaker whose films include Annie Hall (1977), which won two Academy Awards, Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989), and Everyone Says I Love You (1996).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A botanical plant name author abbreviation for botanist Timothy Field Allen (1837-1902).
- proper n. An English and Scottish surname derived from the given name Alan.
- proper n. A male given name, a variant of Alan; in modern use often transferred from the surname.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Grass-land recently broken up (Halliwell); uninclosed land that has been tilled and left to run to feed for sheep (Moor).
- n. See allan.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a soldier of the American Revolution whose troops helped capture Fort Ticonderoga from the British (1738-1789)
- n. United States comedienne remembered as the confused but imperturbable partner of her husband, George Burns (1906-1964)
- n. United States filmmaker and comic actor (1935-)
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