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Definitions for Austen
ˈɔ stənausten

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Austen, Jane Austennoun

    English novelist noted for her insightful portrayals of middle-class families (1775-1817)


  1. Austennoun

    ; a variant of Austin.

  2. Austennoun

    Jane Austen, English novelist.


  1. austen

    Austen is surname deriving from the Latin Augustine, and first used around the 13th century.


  1. austen

    Austen is commonly used as a reference to Jane Austen, a renowned English novelist known for her literary works like "Pride and Prejudice," "Sense and Sensibility," and "Emma" all written during the 18th century. Her work offers a critique of the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century, and her plots often explore the dependence of women on marriage in the pursuit of favourable social standing and economic security. This term, however, can also be a given name for both males and females.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Austen is ranked #29793 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Austen surname appeared 789 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Austen.

    88.8% or 701 total occurrences were White.
    3.8% or 30 total occurrences were Black.
    2.6% or 21 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.4% or 19 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Austen in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Austen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Austen in a Sentence

  1. Devoney Looser:

    If we don't recreate Austen's nineteenth-century stories for our own time, and attract new generations of viewers, then these texts won't live on, so I'm definitely all for adaptations that use Austen's material as an inspiration, and make their own mark on it, rather than treating Jane Austen originals as blueprints that must be religiously copied.

  2. Janine Barchas:

    There have been a number of medical historians in the past, since the mid-1960s, who have diagnosed Jane Austen in absentia and who have used new medical knowledge as it has become available to glance back at the death of Jane Austen, who did die prematurely.

  3. J. K. Rowling:

    Jane Austen is the pinnacle to which all other authors aspire.

  4. Mark Twain:

    Just the omission of Jane Austen's books alone would make a fairly good library out of a library that hadn't a book in it.

  5. Shauna Lynch:

    Jane Austen was writing letters, in Jane Austen usual quite tiny handwriting, up to May 1817, two months before Jane Austen death. ... For this reason it seems unlikely that Jane Austen was as close to blind as the optometrist quoted on the British Library blog site suggests.

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