Definitions

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

  • Arne, Thomas Augustine 1710-1778. British composer noted for his songs, oratorios, and operas, including Alfred (1740), which introduced the song "Rule, Britannia.”

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  • proper n. A male given name occasionally used in English.

Etymologies

Short form of Old Norse compound names beginning with arn- ("eagle"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Arne is basically describing the "Gerald Ford" position re the proposed impeachment of William O. Douglas, that an impeachable offense is whatever Congress says it is (including wearing the wrong-colored tie with one's suit, presumably).

    Balkinization

  • At the sound of the name Arne, a flash darted through Maurice's mind; he sprang up, stood for a moment tottering, and then fell back into the chair.

    Ilka on the Hill-Top and Other Stories

  • New digs and a new boss should bring out the best in Arne. —

    Duncan: Smart Is Cooler Than Ever - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

  • President-elect Barack Obama will name Arne Duncan, the superintendent of schools in Chicago, to be his Secretary of Education, a senior Democratic official and a second person close to the decision said.

    Obama Picks Arne Duncan for Education Post - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Bob Protzman (St Paul Pioneer Press) called Arne Fogel "... one of the Twin Cities 'most interesting people -- a singer, musician, actor, composer, writer, producer, music-film-comedy and entertainment historian, collector and oral encyclopedia."

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  • Patio chairs have a shape that recalls the Arne Jacobsen Egg chair, but they're made of bamboo wicker.

    Apartment Therapy Main

  • Arnold "Arne" Glimcher and his wife, Milly, began the Pace Gallery in Boston in 1960 and, with Fred Mueller, opened its second venue, at 9 W. 57th St. in New York, in 1963.

    Peering Into One Gallery's Family Scrapbook

  • Since its founding in 1945, Swedese has run in the same circles as fellow Scandinavian design pioneers such as Arne Jacobson and Alvar Aalto in its quest to create sensible and ecologically-evocative design.

    Adele Chong | Inhabitat

  • The song is found in "Arne," and may be thus reproduced, after a fashion, in the English language.

    Bjornstjerne Bjornson

  • Within a single year he had published "Arne," the second of his peasant idyls and perhaps the most remarkable of them all, and had also published two brief dramas, "Halte-Hulda" and the one already mentioned as the achievement of fourteen feverish days.

    Bjornstjerne Bjornson

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