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

  • Evans, Sir Arthur John 1851-1941. British archaeologist who unearthed in Crete remnants of a Bronze Age civilization that he named Minoan, after the legendary King Minos.
  • Evans, Herbert McLean 1882-1971. American anatomist who isolated four pituitary hormones and discovered vitamin E (1922).
  • Evans, Janet Born 1971. American swimmer who competed in three Olympic games (1988, 1992, and 1996), winning four gold medals and one silver.
  • MountEvans A peak, 4,350.5 m (14,264 ft) high, of north-central Colorado in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
  • Evans, Walker 1903-1975. American photographer noted for his studies of architecture and for his images of the rural South during the 1930s.
  • Evans, William John Known as "Bill.” 1929-1980. American jazz pianist known for his lyrical style. He recorded with Miles Davis and Charles Mingus and formed his own trio in 1959.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A patronymic surname common in Wales, derived from the given name Evan (or Ifan in Welsh).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A provincial corruption of avens.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. British archaeologist who excavated the palace of Knossos in Crete to find what he called Minoan civilization (1851-1941)
  • n. United States anatomist who identified four pituitary hormones and discovered vitamin E (1882-1971)


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