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Definitions for Sullivan
ˈsʌl ə vən; ˈhɛn risul·li·van

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Sullivan, Louis Sullivan, Louis Henry Sullivan, Louis Henri Sullivannoun

    United States architect known for his steel framed skyscrapers and for coining the phrase `form follows function' (1856-1924)

  2. Sullivan, Harry Stack Sullivannoun

    United States psychiatrist (1892-1949)

  3. Sullivan, Ed Sullivan, Edward Vincent Sullivannoun

    United States host on a well known television variety show (1902-1974)

  4. Sullivan, Anne Sullivan, Anne Mansfield Sullivannoun

    United States educator who was the teacher and lifelong companion of Helen Keller (1866-1936)

  5. Sullivan, Arthur Sullivan, Arthur Seymour Sullivan, Sir Arthur Sullivannoun

    English composer of operettas who collaborated with the librettist William Gilbert (1842-1900)


  1. Sullivannoun

    of origin.


  1. Sullivan

    Sullivan is a city in Hamilton Township, Sullivan County, Indiana, United States. The population was 4,249 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Terre Haute Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city is the county seat of Sullivan County. The town is served by the Southwest School Corporation, and students go to Sullivan High School.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Sullivan is ranked #105 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Sullivan surname appeared 220,990 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 75 would have the surname Sullivan.

    87.7% or 193,875 total occurrences were White.
    7.1% or 15,757 total occurrences were Black.
    2.3% or 5,282 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.5% or 3,514 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 1,326 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.5% or 1,260 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sullivan in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sullivan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Sullivan in a Sentence

  1. Pamela Mackey:

    I'm thrilled to work with Jose Baez and Ronald Sullivan who are friends, and as Pamela Mackey said, Harvey Weinstein is innocent and we are here to exonerate Harvey Weinstein.

  2. Justin Sullivan:

    ( Credit : Justin Sullivan Sullivan/Magnus News Agency) ACTRESS WHO ALLEGEDLY CAUGHT ENDANGERED CLAMS ON TV SHOW COULD FACE PRISON TIME : REPORTS They said an elephant had just been poached and I asked to be taken to the site, on arrival, I used a drone to capture the image.

  3. Clarence Thomass:

    If that view were to prevail, it would be a dramatic rupture in our democratic system because New York Times v. Sullivan stands for the basic principle that citizens should be able to speak without the fear of punishment in a civil case, especially when criticizing public figures and discussing issues of public importance.

  4. Michael Zeldin:

    We saw a judge in Sullivan who was prepared to Michael Flynn to jail. He's trying to make an evaluation of whether this guy is a traitor, not in a legal sense, but behaved with bad purpose and judgment.

  5. Lovely Warren:

    I'm not going to stand here and tell Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan that for a 9-year-old to have to be pepper-sprayed is OK. It's not, i don't see that as who we are as a department, and we're going to do the work we have to do to ensure that these kinds of things don't happen.

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relating to a technique that does not involve puncturing the skin or entering a body cavity
  • A. obnoxious
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