Ellis

biographical name (1)
El·​lis | \ ˈe-ləs \

Definition of Ellis

 (Entry 1 of 2)

Alexander John 1814–1890 originally surname Sharpe English philologist

Ellis

biographical name (2)

Definition of Ellis (Entry 2 of 2)

(Henry) Have*lock \ ˈhav-​ˌläk , -​lək\ 1859–1939 English psychologist and writer

Learn More about Ellis

Statistics for Ellis

Look-up Popularity

More from Merriam-Webster on Ellis

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with Ellis

Comments on Ellis

What made you want to look up Ellis? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by shyness and lack of polish

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three-bears-two-of-them-look-like-theyre-whispering-to-a-third-bear-who-looks-chuffed-to-be-the-center-of-attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!