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

  • Burns, Arthur Frank 1904-1987. Austrian-born American economist and diplomat who served as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board (1970-1978) and U.S. ambassador to Germany (1981-1985).
  • Burns, George 1896-1996. American comedian and actor. From 1922 to 1964 he and Gracie Allen were a popular husband-and-wife comedy team. After her death he appeared in both comic and dramatic roles, winning an Academy Award in 1975 for The Sunshine Boys.
  • Burns, Robert 1759-1796. Scottish poet considered the major poetic voice of his nation. His lyrics, written in dialect and infused with humor, celebrate love, patriotism, and rustic life.

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  • proper n. A surname.

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  • n. United States comedian and film actor (1896-1996)
  • n. celebrated Scottish poet (1759-1796)


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