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Al·len

 (ăl′ən)
adj.
1. Of or relating to a bolt or screw with a head having a hexagonal socket: an Allen bolt; an Allen screw.
2. Of or relating to a usually L-shaped wrench or screwdriver that fits such a socket.

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Allen

(ˈælən)
n
1. (Placename) Bog of Allen a region of peat bogs in central Ireland, west of Dublin. Area: over 10 sq km (3.75 sq miles)
2. (Placename) Lough Allen a lake in Ireland, in county Leitrim

Allen

(ˈælən)
n
1. (Biography) Ethan. 1738–89, American soldier during the War of Independence who led the Green Mountain Boys of Vermont
2. (Biography) Sir Thomas. born 1944, British operatic baritone
3. (Biography) Woody. real name Allen Stewart Konigsberg. born 1935, US film comedian, screenwriter, and director. His films as an actor and director include Annie Hall (1977), Manhattan (1979), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), Bullets over Broadway (1994), Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008), and Blue Jasmine (2013)

Al•len

(ˈæl ən)

n.
1. Ethan, 1738–89, American soldier in the Revolutionary War: leader of the “Green Mountain Boys” of Vermont.
2. Frederick Lewis, 1890–1954, U.S. historian and editor.
3. Woody (Allen Stewart Konigsberg), born 1935, U.S. comedian, author, actor, and filmmaker.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Allen - United States comedienne remembered as the confused but imperturbable partner of her husband, George Burns (1906-1964)
2.Allen - United States filmmaker and comic actor (1935-)
3.Allen - a soldier of the American Revolution whose troops helped capture Fort Ticonderoga from the British (1738-1789)Allen - a soldier of the American Revolution whose troops helped capture Fort Ticonderoga from the British (1738-1789)
Translations

Allen®

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Allen key
nInbusschlüssel® m
Allen screw
nInbusschraube® f
Allen wrench
n (US) → Inbusschlüssel® m
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Allen, that the reader may be able to judge in what manner her actions will hereafter tend to promote the general distress of the work, and how she will, probably, contribute to reduce poor Catherine to all the desperate wretchedness of which a last volume is capable -- whether by her imprudence, vulgarity, or jealousy -- whether by intercepting her letters, ruining her character, or turning her out of doors.
Allen was one of that numerous class of females, whose society can raise no other emotion than surprise at there being any men in the world who could like them well enough to marry them.
Allen was so long in dressing that they did not enter the ballroom till late.
Allen congratulated herself, as soon as they were seated, on having preserved her gown from injury.
Allen, with perfect serenity, "it is very uncomfortable indeed.
Benjamin Allen was a coarse, stout, thick-set young man, with black hair cut rather short, and a white face cut rather long.
Tupman, and the ladies; which reached a pitch of positive enthusiasm, when old Wardle and Benjamin Allen, assisted by the aforesaid Bob Sawyer, performed some mystic evolutions, which they called a reel.
Benjamin Allen was holding a hurried consultation with Mr.
Pickwick and his friends once more took their seats on the top of the Muggleton coach; and that Arabella Allen repaired to her place of destination, wherever it might have been--we dare say Mr.
The view taken by Allen and Sikes, amongst other scholars, is doubtless right, that these longer hymns are only technically preludes and show to what disproportionate lengths a simple literacy form can be developed.
The hymn must therefore be later than that date, though Terpander, according to Weir Smyth (16), may have only modified the scale of the lyre; yet while the burlesque character precludes an early date, this feature is far removed, as Allen and Sikes remark, from the silliness of the "Battle of the Frogs and Mice", so that a date in the earlier part of the sixth century is most probable.
The date is widely disputed, for while Ludwich believes it to be a work of the fourth or third century, Allen and Sikes consider a sixth or seventh century date to be possible.