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

  • Mann, Horace 1796-1859. American educator who as the first secretary of the Massachusetts Board of Education (1837-1848) introduced reforms and regulations that greatly influenced American public education.
  • Mann, Thomas 1875-1955. German writer whose fascination with the artist's role in society and concern for the intellectual and spiritual well-being of Germany permeate his works, including Death in Venice (1912) and The Magic Mountain (1924). He won the 1929 Nobel Prize for literature.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A surname.

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

  • n. United States educator who introduced reforms that significantly altered the system of public education (1796-1859)
  • n. German writer concerned about the role of the artist in bourgeois society (1875-1955)


Sorry, no etymologies found.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.