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

  • Owen, Robert 1771-1858. Welsh-born British manufacturer and social reformer who attempted to establish a cooperative community at New Harmony in Indiana (1825-1828).
  • Owen, Wilfred 1893-1918. British poet whose work reflects his experiences in World War I. He was killed in battle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A male given name of Welsh origin, possibly derived from Eugene, cognate to Gaelic Eòghan.
  • proper n. A Welsh patronymic surname derived from the given name.
  • proper n. An Irish and Scottish patronymic surname from the Gaelic Mac Eoghain.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Own.

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  • n. English comparative anatomist and paleontologist who was an opponent of Darwinism (1804-1892)
  • n. Welsh industrialist and social reformer who founded cooperative communities (1771-1858)


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  • "SPLASH THE WATER DUDE: RAY OWEN," for age 3 and older, Owen leads a voyage through a "waterway" of songs and activities. 1: 30 p.m.,

    D.C. community calendar, June 24 to July 1, 2010

  • "SPLASH THE WATER DUDE RAY OWEN," for age 3 and older, Owen leads a voyage through a "waterway" of songs and activities. 1: 30 p.m.,

    D.C. community calendar, June 24 to July 1, 2010

  • • There were plenty more fan-friendly riffs: Jack used the name Owen Harper at the hospital, and there's a lot of talk of "the 456 regulations" – the 456 being the the aliens from Children Of Earth.

    Torchwood: Miracle Day – episode one

  • The Evil Faerie, made in 1966 by the elusive Fluxus artist George Landow, who also used the name Owen Land and Orphan Morphan, and Apollo Jize.

    NYT > Home Page

  • And after all of that I asked if she wanted to know what we called Owen before we called him Owen.

    so the fish said

  • As with Ahab and Ishmael, we encounter John Brown through the entranced observations of Owen, and, like Ishmael, Owen is essentially the last man standing (in Ishmael's case, swimming), surviving the raid on Harper's Ferry to, eventually, tell us the tale of what led up to this singular event.

    August 2009

  • It's hard to imagine that this mom-and-pop operation forced Owen Hart to wear a ridiculous costume and descend from the rafters at a pay-per-view -- a stunt which resulted in Owen falling to his death in front of tens of thousands of horrified fans.

    Dave Zirin: Linda McMahon's Body Count

  • KEITH: Ann Owen is a professor of economics at Hamilton College and a former Fed economist.

    Fed To Buy $600 Billion In Treasury Bonds

  • Clive Owen is a fine actor; I look forward to the film.

    The softer side of Clive Owen: Can you dig it? |

  • But Clive Owen is pretty darn sexy. celialarsen (at) gmail (dot) com

    Countdown to Branded By Fire: 3 days to go!


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