Finn

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Finn a native or inhabitant of Finland
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The 1912, a wrestling match in Stockholm between Finn Alfred Asikainen and Russian Martin Klein lasted more than 11 hours. Klein eventually won, but was to tired to participate in the championship match
    • a Finn A native of Finland; one of the Finns in the ethnological sense. See Finns.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Samuel Clemens, the creator of the adventuresome Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer, took "Mark Twain" as his pen name. This was not because he WAS a riverboat captain, but because he once wanted very badly to be one.
    • n Finn A native of Finland; a Finlander.
    • n Finn Ethnologically— A member of the Finnic race in general.
    • n Finn Specifically, a member of that branch of the Finnic race inhabiting Finland and other parts of northwestern Russia, and calling themselves Suomi or Suomalaiset. See Finnic.
    • n Finn An abbreviation of Finnish.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Finn fin a native of Finland in the north-west of Russia
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Usage

In literature:

Finn and Ossian belong to the mythic heroic cycle of the Gaels, and Arthur and Merlin to that of the Britons.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 5 of 8" by Various
Twain, Mark; Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer, etc.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
The Finn, talking to his comrades in a low growl, was with a separate group.
"A Man to His Mate" by J. Allan Dunn
They said the Finns are writhing under the Russian yoke, and emigrate in considerable numbers to Sweden.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume III (of 3), 1854-1861" by Queen of Great Britain Victoria
Foot broad, the swimming Finn 26.
"Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society - Vol 1 - 1666" by Various
The Swedes and Finns responded with cheers and the clash of arms.
"ZigZag Journeys in Northern Lands;" by Hezekiah Butterworth
FINN (the late James), M.R.A.S.
"Legends of the Saxon Saints" by Aubrey de Vere
But I will give you a note to a Finn woman, and she will direct you better than I can.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
Here he "raised his family," as the old expression has it, and, his sons grew up, Finn, Ike, and Billy.
"When the West Was Young" by Frederick R. Bechdolt
There is much alder on the estate, which is watered by the river Finn.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
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In poetry:

From Boyne to the Linn
Has the mandate been given,
That the children of Finn
From their country be driven.
"The Downfall Of The Gael" by Samuel Ferguson
"I own six hundred reindeer,
With sheep and swine beside;
I have tribute from the Finns,
Whalebone and reindeer-skins,
And ropes of walrus-hide.
"Discoverer Of The North Cape. A Leaf From King Alfred's Orosius. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I called you by sweet names by wood and linn,
You answered not because my voice was new,
And you were listening for the hounds of Finn
And the long hosts of Lugh.
"Ireland" by Francis Ledwidge
My glory shall in future fly through distant Russia,
Each race in its own tongue shall name me far and wide,
The Slav, the Finn, the Kalmyk, all shall know me--
The Tungoose in his reindeer hide.
"The Memorial" by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin
"Finns ett hopp i vapenskifte? Alla här ha svarat nej;
gotens lynne tål ej mothugg, därför reta honom ej!
Hem och tempel skall han skövla värre, trefalt värre än,
om han ser hellener vara, liksom goter, tappre män.
"Dexippos" by Abraham Viktor Rydberg
The purple mountains guard her, the valley folds her in,
In dreams I see her walking with angels cleansed of sin.
Is heaven too high and saintly
For her to hear, though faintly,
One word of all my grieving on her grave beside Loch Finn?
"The Cold Sleep of Brighidín" by Anna Johnston MacManus

In news:

Sky Blue FC, winner of the inaugural Women's Professional Soccer championship, hired its fourth coach in 18 months when it named Finn Pauliina Miettinen as its new head coach.
David Cromer's new production of Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth, starring Diane Lane and Finn Wittrock, opened Sept 24 following previews from Sept 14 at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago.
Finn winds up to cast a spell at a charging ogre in ' Sorcery .
Britain's Ben Ainslie celebrates after winning his fourth successive gold medal in the Finn class.
Britain's Ben Ainslie takes his fourth successive sailing gold in the Finn class.
Neil Finn Reaches Epic Heights on 'Song of the Lonely Mountain'.
Finn McMissile (voiced by Michael Caine) and Mater (voiced by Larry the Cable Guy).
Bishop Finn, tick- tock .
A modern update of Sherlock Holmes will air this fall, while a show following Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn is being developed.
"People are changing their driving habits," says Jack Finn, senior vice president and national director of toll services for HNTB Corp. A consulting firm based in Kansas City.
REVIEWS Craig Finn, 'Clear Heart Full Eyes.
Have some NYE Freakout leftovers, Iron & Wine, Craig Finn and Youth Lagoon, won't you.
NEIL FINN FIRST GOT REALLY FAMOUS AS THE front man of Crowded House, whose gorgeous, quietly anthemic 1987 single "Don't Dream It's Over" still plays in supermarkets everywhere.
Glue Factory's 'Finn' holds tight in winsome fashion.
Watch video of John Darnielle's ecstatic duet with the Hold Steady's Craig Finn from last night's show.
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In science:

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Finn, Observational Constraints on the Neutron Star Mass Distribution, astro-ph/9409053. B.
Novel Geometrical Models of Relativistic Stars. I. The General Scheme
Cutler, C., Apostolatos, T.A., Bildsten, L., Finn, L.S., Flanagan, ´E. ´E., Kennefick, D., Markovi´c, D.M., Ori, A., Poisson, E., Sussman, G.J., and Thorne, K.S., “The last three minutes: Issues in gravitational wave measurements of coalescing compact binaries”, Phys.
The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment
Finn, L.S., and Chernoff, D.F., “Observing binary inspiral in gravitational radiation: One interferometer”, Phys.
The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment
Finn, L.S., and Sutton, P.J., “Bounding the mass of the graviton using binary pulsar observations”, Phys.
The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment
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