a male given name: from a Celtic word meaning “harmony.”.
a nomadic Iranian people who flourished in the 2nd–4th centuries a.d. and are ancestors of the present-day Ossets.
(We’ll leave Shirley Chisholm, Alan Keyes and Carol Moseley-Braun out of this).
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Alan instructs Tron on the final leg of the mission: Destroy the MCP.
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His co-chairman, Alan Simpson, then weighed in with an assertion that it would happen in less than two years.
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Last summer, DC Comics revealed that Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern, was gay.
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Alan Greenspan lasted as the head of the Federal Reserve until 2006, leaving at the age of 79.
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“Troth, Mr. Macgregor, it’s not a name to be ashamed of,” answered Alan.
Kidnapped Robert Louis Stevenson
We had just about tautened the tow-line when Alan’s voice rang out.
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You see Phil is seventeen and Alan is five, and between them we eight come in; so we are “just like steps,” as she says.
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With lips pressed together, and ears strained, Alan had heard every word.
Chatterbox, 1906 Various
The boy picked it up with such roughness that Alan flinched on behalf of his card.
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masc. proper name, 1066, from Old Breton Alan, name of a popular Welsh and Breton saint; brought to England by the large contingent of Bretons who fought alongside William the Conqueror.
(in English balladry) a member of Robin Hood’s band who carried off his sweetheart just before she was to be forced into marriage with an aged knight. Historical Examples “Allan-a-Dale and Fennel shall go with you, dear heart,” said Robin. Robin Hood Paul Creswick He asked of my ‘house and my home,’ as they did […]
- Alan f. shugart
alan f. shugart person The man who founded Shugart Associates and later co-founded Seagate Technology. Alan Shugart left Shugart Associates in 1974 [did he quit or was he fired?] and took a break from the disk-drive business. In 1979, he and Finis Conner founded a new company that at first was called Shugart Technology and […]
- Alan kay
alan kay person The leader of the Software Concepts Group at Xerox Palo Alto Research Centre which developed Smalltalk, the pioneering object-oriented programming system, in 1972. (1994-11-24)
- Alan m. turing
Alan Mathison [math-uh-suh n] /ˈmæθ ə sən/ (Show IPA), 1912–54, English mathematician, logician, and pioneer in computer theory. noun Alan Mathison. 1912–54, English mathematician, who was responsible for formal description of abstract automata, and speculation on computer imitation of humans: a leader of the Allied codebreakers at Bletchley Park during World War II Turing (tr’ĭng) […]