Allen

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Al·​len | \ ˈa-lən How to pronounce Allen (audio) \

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Ethan 1738–1789 American Revolutionary soldier

Allen

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William 1532–1594 English cardinal

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Woody 1935–     originally Allen Stewart Konigsberg American writer, actor, director

Allen

geographical name
Al·​len | \ ˈa-lən How to pronounce Allen (audio) \

Definition of Allen (Entry 4 of 4)

city in northern Texas north of Dallas population 84,246

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“Allen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Allen. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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