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

  • A city of east-central Texas northwest of Houston. It is an industrial community and a research center. Population: 67,300.
  • Bryan, William Jennings Called "the Great Commoner” or "the Boy Orator of the Platte.” 1860-1925. American lawyer and politician who campaigned unsuccessfully for the presidency in 1896, 1900, and 1908. He is famous for his impassioned "Cross of Gold” speech advocating free silver (1896) and for his defense of fundamentalism in the Scopes trial (1925).

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  • proper n. A male given name, a less common spelling of Brian.
  • proper n. A patronymic surname derived from Brian.

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

  • n. a town of east central Texas
  • n. United States lawyer and politician who advocated free silver and prosecuted John Scopes (1925) for teaching evolution in a Tennessee high school (1860-1925)


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