from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Anne 1665-1714. Queen of Great Britain and Ireland (1702-1714). The last monarch of the Stuart line, she was also the last English ruler to exercise the royal veto over Parliament (1707).

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  • proper n. A female given name.
  • proper n. A male given name.

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  • n. Queen of England and Scotland and Ireland; daughter if James II and the last of the Stuart monarchs; in 1707 she was the last English ruler to exercise the royal veto over parliament (1665-1714)


The French spelling of Ann, used interchangeably since the Middle Ages. From Vulgate Latin Anna, from Ancient Greek Ἄννα, from the Hebrew female name חַנָּה (Hannah), meaning 'grace; gracious'. Compare with John. (Wiktionary)
A shortened form of any of various Germanic masculine names which began with arn (eagle), such as Arnold. (Wiktionary)


  • GUY CANNADY, FATHER OF ANNE PRESSLY: It ` s just unbelievable that a random robbery like this would involve the brutal slaying of Anne in this way.

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  • DEBI NICHOLLS, FRIEND OF ANNE HJELLE: I was probably 20 feet behind Anne and this mountain lion jumped on her back.

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  • In the catalogue of the Shakespeare Library of Warwick Castle is the title of a book written by a Hathaway clergyman of Tewkesbury, said to be "a descendant of Anne Hathaway," ignoring the fact that _Anne Hathaway_ was

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  • Little white-faced things like nobody I know of, certainly not like our family, shrinking away and clinging to that black woman as if Anne was an ogre -- _Anne!

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  • When Anne and her mother called the next morning to thank their benefactress, she was not up; but her servant gave them a parcel from his mistress: it contained a fresh supply of needlework, a gown, and some other clothes, which were directed _for Anne_.

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  • ANNE OF THE ISLAND ... picks up the story with Anne, now eighteen, leaving Avonlea and heading off to Redmond College to get her BA and become a teacher.

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  • PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - Authorities have ruled as accidental a Thursday afternoon fire that caused thousands of dollars of damage to a chicken house in Princess Anne.


  • Also four daughters: Anne, who died on June 7tb, l648, and was buried at Greenwich, in Kent j Emeline j Abigail, or Anne« wife of Nicholas Knolles, called Earl of Banbury, "1 and died I6d0i and Elizabeth, who died unmarried.

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  • He said it sounded like an A , like the name Anne or Annie and did that make sense to me?

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