American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A river, about 386 km (240 mi) long, rising in north-central Ireland and flowing generally south and west to the Atlantic Ocean through a long deep estuary.
- n. The longest river in the British Isles, which flows through Ireland into the Atlantic Ocean.
- n. A surname of Irish origin, variant of Shanahan, anglicised from Ó Seanaigh ("descendant of a person named Old").
- n. A male given name, from the surname or from the river.
- n. A female given name derived from the river; first used in the USA in early 20th century, and only recently in Ireland.
- n. United States electrical engineer who pioneered mathematical communication theory (1916-2001)
“LORI FLEISHMAN, SHANNON ` S MOTHER: We were extremely proud of Shannon and her accomplishments.”
“SHANNON IS SAFE: For a couple of weeks we've reported that Shannon, a Sheltie, had vanished in what her human Karen West calls "the middle of nowhere" down around LaGrange and Schulenberg and that area of Texas.”
“Shannon is familiar with portraying quirky Catholic characters: She invented and played awkward Catholic school girl Mary Katherine Gallagher on SNL.”
“Michael Shannon is one of my favorite actors doing it right now.”
“Max Shannon is a good cop, one of the best in New York Enforcement.”
“Check out scenes from Star Wars Burlesque in Shannon Cottrells photo gallery.”
“Shannon is such a great asset here in the Finger Lakes and we are so lucky to have her.”
“In it's-a-small-world style, Shannon is also the niece of good friend of my in-law's.”
“Shannon is someone that I've known in the virtual world for some time now, so it was a great pleasure to finally meet her in person.”
“Shannon is also a contributor to Gridiron Gals, as a die-hard fan of the Washington Redskins.”
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