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

  • A city of east-central Indiana northeast of Indianapolis. There are numerous prehistoric mounds nearby. Population: 57,500.
  • Anderson, Carl David 1905-1991. American physicist. He won a 1936 Nobel Prize for his discovery of the positron.
  • Anderson, Dame Judith 1898-1992. Australian-born actress noted for her roles in the plays of Shakespeare and Eugene O'Neill and for her chilling portrayal of Mrs. Danvers in the 1940 film Rebecca.
  • Anderson, Margaret Caroline 1893?-1973. American editor who founded and edited The Little Review (1914-1929), an influential literary magazine.
  • Anderson, Marian 1897-1993. American contralto. Acclaimed for her renditions of spirituals, she was the first African-American singer to perform at New York City's Metropolitan Opera (1955).
  • Anderson, Maxwell 1888-1959. American playwright whose works, some of which are in blank verse, include Both Your Houses, which won a 1933 Pulitzer Prize, and Winterset (1935).
  • Anderson, Philip Warren Born 1923. American physicist. He shared a 1977 Nobel Prize for developments in computer memory systems.
  • Anderson, Sherwood 1876-1941. American writer whose often autobiographical works include Winesburg, Ohio (1919).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A common Scottish and northern English surname.
  • proper n. A city in Indiana; see Wikipedia:Anderson, Indiana
  • proper n. A city in South Carolina; see Wikipedia: Anderson, South Carolina

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. United States contralto noted for her performance of spirituals (1902-1993)
  • n. United States physicist who discovered antimatter in the form of an antielectron that is called the positron (1905-1991)
  • n. United States author whose works were frequently autobiographical (1876-1941)
  • n. United States physicist who studied the electronic structure of magnetic and disordered systems (1923-)
  • n. United States dramatist (1888-1959)


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Originally a patronymic, Anders ( a Middle English variant of Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland) +‎ -son.



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