gens

Definitions

  • Gen. Lord Aylmer
    Gen. Lord Aylmer
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gens family based on male descent "he had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Gen. of Lycopodiaceæ, Equisetaceæ, &c. Pl. XXI Gen. of Lycopodiaceæ, Equisetaceæ, &c. Pl. XXI
"FIGGERS 'ere, GEN'L'M'N!" "FIGGERS 'ere, GEN'L'M'N!"

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In WWII, when allied armies reached the Rhine River the first thing men did was pee in it. This was pretty universal from the lowest private to Winston Churchill (who made a big show of it). Gen. Patton had himself photographed in the act
    • Gens A clan or family connection, embracing several families of the same stock, who had a common name and certain common religious rites; a subdivision of the Roman curia or tribe.
    • Gens (Ethnol) A minor subdivision of a tribe, among American aborigines. It includes those who have a common descent, and bear the same totem.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Hans Christian Andersen, Cher, Tom Cruise, Albert Einstein, Whoopie Goldberg, Greg Louganis, Lee Harvey Oswald, and Gen. George S. Patton, are (were) all dyslexics.
    • n gens In ancient Rome, a clan or house embracing several families claiming descent from a common ancestor, united by a common name and by certain religious rites and legal privileges and obligations, but not necessarily by consanguinity: as, the Fabian gens, all bearing the name Fabius; the Julian gens, all named Julius; the Cornelian gens, etc.
    • n gens In historical and ethnological use, a tribe or clan; any community of persons in a primitive state of society constituting a distinct or independent branch of a general aggregate or race.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gens jenz in ancient Rome, a clan including several families descended from a common ancestor: a tribe
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. See Gentle (a.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.

Usage

In literature:

I think we will have a dash of Gen Quarters, Just to shake the Boys up.
"The Voyage of the Oregon from San Francisco to Santiago in 1898" by R. Cross
For de Lord's sake some o' you gen'men cum 'n hep me till I git him quieted down.
"In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Appointed by the Gen. Court, sealer of weights and measures.
"Log-book of Timothy Boardman" by Samuel W Boardman
Here's a gen'leman to see 'ee.
"A Poor Man's House" by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
The British soon came up, led by Gen. Ross and Capt.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
Remained till June 5th, ordered to report to Gen. Clayton's Brigade.
"A History of Lumsden's Battery, C.S.A." by George Little
GEN. No coquetting, my girl.
"Vera" by Oscar Wilde
Gen'rally I'd lug along two or three friends, so I could tell 'em how it happened.
"Odd Numbers" by Sewell Ford
Gen. Grant, in substance, makes the same statement in his Memoirs.
"The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865" by Leander Stillwell
Gen. Carr is now serving out his third successive term as Secretary of State of New York.
"Donahoe's Magazine, Volume 15, No. 2, February 1886" by Various
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In poetry:

And Pity oft shall shed the gen'rous tear
O'er the sad moral which thy days disclose;
There view how restless is our nature here,
How strangely hostile to its own repose.
"Lines Written In A Hermitage" by Sir John Carr
If full of grace, he's full of justice too —
If kind to friends, he's cruel to his foes —
If he is mild, he can due vengeance show —
If he is gen'rous, he is likewise close.
"The Pastor's Complaint" by Rees Prichard
"Of one alone I nightly dream,
An able mariner is he,
And gaily serves the Gen'ral Steam-
Boat Navigation Companee.
I'll marry him, if he but will -
His name, I rather think, is BILL.
"Babette's Love" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Cold as this mourning marble is that heart,
Which Virtue warm'd with pure and gen'rous heat,
Which to each checquer'd scene could joy impart,
Nor ceas'd to love until it ceas'd to beat.
"To The Memory Of Mrs, B----" by Sir John Carr
Firm was thy friendship, ardent, and sincere;
Gen'rous thy soul, to ev'ry suff'rer prov'd:
Rest, sainted shade! blest with the heart-felt tear,
On earth lamented, and in heaven belov'd.
"Lines: To The Memory of A Lady" by Thomas Gent
The Agent es a gen'ral plan
Wus polish'd es the handles
Ov my old plough; an' slick an' smooth
Es Betsey's tallow candles.
But when he see'd old Spense--wal, neow,
He acted homely es a ceow!
"Old Spense" by Isabella Valancy Crawford

In news:

Gen Dana Born, the dean of faculty , is retiring.
Publication of retired Gen McChrystal's book delayed until Defense Department can review it.
NEW YORK – A memoir by retired Gen Stanley McChrystal has been delayed pending security clearance from the US Department of Defense.
Several hundred people visited the boyhood home of Confederate Gen Nathan Bedford Forrest on Saturday when his story was retold and the lifestyles of his times were demonstrated by re-enactors.
Jessup firm building next-gen batteries recognized by DOE .
An undated photo of David D White, who fought for the Union in the Civil War and who said he captured Gen Robert E Lee's eldest son, Maj.
Gen Ricardo Sanchez is greeted by John Negroponte, then-U.
An interactive guide to all the stars, medals, and ribbons on the uniform of Gen David Petraeus.
Supporters gather for a campaign appearance by Republican presidential nominee Gen Dwight D Eisenhower on Oct 15, 1952, at Knoxville's Municipal Airport.
Rwandan former Gen Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa takes a stand from a witness box at a court in Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday, June 20, 2012.
Some Gen-Y singles like old-fashioned dating.
The conventional dating wisdom of the hookup culture is not embraced by all Gen-Y singles.
John Doperalski Joins Harrison Hydra -Gen as Southeast Region Manager.
Harrison is pleased to announce the addition of John Doperalski to the Harrison Hydra -Gen organization.
Harrison Hydra -Gen, Ltd Moves into New Headquarters.
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In science:

GEN is the essential feature of a generation procedure and serves to define the interface between a grammar and a generator.
Interfacing Constraint-Based Grammars and Generation Algorithms
The GEN layer must be defined explicitly for every generator/grammar pair.
Interfacing Constraint-Based Grammars and Generation Algorithms
In both cases, it is the definition of GEN that would have to be replaced.
Interfacing Constraint-Based Grammars and Generation Algorithms
SI/0012014, will be published in Journal of Physics A, Math. and Gen.
The Calogero equation and Liouville type equations
Shepley, “The gauge group in the real triad formulation of general relativity,” Gen.
Quantum general invariance and loop gravity
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