Lena

Definitions

  • Photo of Lena and Virgil
    Photo of Lena and Virgil
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Lena a Russian river in Siberia; flows northward into the Laptev Sea
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lena lē"nȧ A procuress.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Lena A procuress: as, “my lean lena,”
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

Her name was Lena, charming reminder of a desired reality!
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
So the votes were counted by Lena Morris and Ada Dawkins on behalf of the Seniors, and by Hetty and Gipsy on behalf of the Juniors.
"The Leader of the Lower School" by Angela Brazil
Miss Lena, you jest the same tant'lizin' little lady.
"The Bondwoman" by Marah Ellis Ryan
After that the editors were Mrs. Helen H. Charlton, Miss Lena V. Newman and Mrs. Youmans.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
The girls are sometimes called Lena or Maria, but seldom Louise.
"Walter Pieterse" by Multatuli
It was plain that the Lena, with its masses of warm water, was beginning to assert its influence.
"Farthest North" by Fridtjof Nansen
Lena-Wingo was the one to whom the others looked to solve the problem, and he undertook it without delay.
"The Wilderness Fugitives" by Edward S. Ellis
LENA CAMERON: or, the Four Sisters.
"The Humors of Falconbridge" by Jonathan F. Kelley
She raised her arm and laid her hand on her aunt Lena's shoulder.
"The New Warden" by Mrs. David G. Ritchie
We are all able to say I don't care a bit about Lena.
"Geography and Plays" by Gertrude Stein
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In poetry:

Wot if we sung a song or two?
Wot it they 'eard us shout?
Is song an' laughter things to curse
An' make a fuss about?
"Go faster! faster!" Lena screams.
An' 'Arry let 'er out.
"The Joy Ride" by C J Dennis
I only know we never thinks --
I know we never dreams
Of folk walkin' on that road;
Till, sudden, Lena screams....
An', after that, the sights I saw
I've seen again in dreams.
"The Joy Ride" by C J Dennis
Now, Lena was a dashin' piece,
'Igh-spirited an' flash.
'Twas plain enough to me that day
That 'Arry'd done 'is dash.
An' Rose -- (Ah! how 'er eyes did stare)
Rose was my speshul mash.
"The Joy Ride" by C J Dennis
"I know two bonzer girls," 'e ses;
"Fair 'otties, both, they are.
There's Rose who serves behind the joint
In Mudge's privit bar,
An' Lena Crump who jerks the pump
Down at the Southern Star."
"The Joy Ride" by C J Dennis

In news:

Didn't get a chance to read "Girls" creator Lena Dunham's $3.7 million book proposal when it leaked online last Friday.
Others honorees included Lena Dunham and Gabby Douglas.
Lena Dunham, photographer Annie Liebovitz.
State Senator Lena Taylor poses with Milwaukee high school students who participated in Discovery World's "Building the Water Generation" program sponsored by AT&T.
Jean was born on Nov 27, 1927, on a farm in the township of Oregon, Dane County, to Roy and Lena (Larsen) Knudsen.
Lena Mary Amato as Tracy Turblad in " Hairspray .".
'Girls' Creator Lena Dunham Cites Miley Cyrus as Inspiration for New Hairstyle .
Lena Dunham, creator of HBO's Emmy nominated series, Girls, has followed Miley Cyrus' lead.
Legendary actress/singer Lena Horne has died at the age of 92, RadarOnline.com has learned.
Lena Horne lived to be a legend in her own time.
Today's Famous New Yorker profile is Lena Horne .
For Lena Horne 's family, show business was a step down socially.
Lena Horne continued recording music through the end of the 20th century.
There's a scene in Girls where Lena Dunham's character Hannah asks to be paid by the publishing house at which she's been interning.
He was born March 1, 1929, in Delva, Texas, the son of Eugene and Lena Duke McCarley.
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In science:

However, one could look forward to proposals such as LENA which would be situated in the Pyhasalmi mine in Finland and is expected to have 50 kton of liquid scintillator.
Effect of Collective Flavor Oscillations on the Diffuse Supernova Neutrino Background
The number of events per year have been calculated assuming a fiducial mass of 22.5 kton for SK and Gadolinium loaded SK (GDSK), 1 Mton for a future megaton detector (marked in the table symbolically as HK) and Gadolnium loaded megaton water detector (GDHK) and 50 kton for the scintillator detector (LENA).
Effect of Collective Flavor Oscillations on the Diffuse Supernova Neutrino Background
Figure 3: Number of expected events per year in 2 MeV positron energy bins in SK (upper panel) HK (middle panel) and LENA (lower panel).
Effect of Collective Flavor Oscillations on the Diffuse Supernova Neutrino Background
We have applied the above algorithm on many standard test images, e.g., Lena, Baboon, House and Peppers etc.
Random matrix route to image denoising
The performance curves of these sensing ensembles are plotted in Fig. 3(a), Fig. 3(b) and Fig. 3(c), which correspond to the input signal Lena, Barbara and Boat images, respectively.
Fast and Efficient Compressive Sensing using Structurally Random Matrices
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