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Alfred Thayer Mahan

Definition:

United States naval officer and historian (born: 1840 – died: 1914)

Class:

person noun (people)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

Mahan

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Alfred Thayer Mahan
(Born: September 27, 1840, West Point, New York, United States – Died: December 1, 1914(1914-12-01) (aged 74), Washington, D.C. United States)

a United States Navy flag officer, geostrategist, and historian, who has been called "the most important American strategist of the nineteenth century." His concept of "sea power" was based on the idea that countries with greater naval power will have ... (40 of 4634 words, 3 images)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

Alfred Thayer Mahan [United States naval officer]
(Born: September 27, 1840, West Point, New York, United States – Died: December 1, 1914, Quogue, New York)

American naval officer and historian who was a highly influential exponent of sea power in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Mahan was the son ... (26 of 360 words, 2 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/357900​/Alfred-Thayer-Mahan

Columbia Encyclopedia:

Mahan, Alfred Thayer | Alfred Thayer Mahan
(Born: 1840 – Died: 1914)

United States naval officer and historian, born: West Point, New York A Union naval officer in the Civil War, he later lectured on naval history and ... (26 of 215 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/people​/A​0831198​.html

American Heritage Dictionary:

Mahan | Alfred Thayer Mahan
(Born: 1840 – Died: 1914)

American naval officer and historian whose written works, such as "The Influence of Sea Power upon History, 1660-1783" (1890), prompted a worldwide ... (22 of 36 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mahan

Random House Dictionary:

Mahan | Alfred Thayer Mahan | Mahan, Alfred Thayer | Alfred Mahan | Mahan, Alfred
(Born: 1840 – Died: 1914)

United States naval officer and writer on naval history. (9 of 20 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/mahan

Collins Dictionary:

historian

a person who writes or studies history, especially one who is an authority on it (15 of 519 words, 12 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/historian

Merriam-Webster:

historian | historiographer [historian] | annalist [synonym, sense-specific] | chronicler [synonym, sense-specific] | autobiographer [similar, sense-specific] | biographer [similar, sense-specific] | archivist [similar, sense-specific] | chronologist [similar, sense-specific] | genealogist [similar, sense-specific] | ...

a student or writer of history ; especially, one who produces a scholarly synthesis | a writer or compiler of a chronicle (21 of 82 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/historian

Oxford Dictionary:

historian

an expert in or student of history, especially that of a particular period, geographical region, or social phenomenon (18 of 59 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/historian

Macmillan British Dictionary:

historian [countable] | historians [plural]

someone who studies or writes about events in history (9 of 35 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/historian

New World Dictionary:

historian

a writer of history | an authority on or specialist in history (11 of 18 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/historian

Wiktionary:

historian | historians [plural]

A writer of history; a chronicler; an annalist. | One versed or well informed in history. (15 of 16 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/historian

Cambridge Dictionary:

historian

someone who writes about or studies history (7 of 12 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/historian

Encarta Dictionary:

historian | historians [plural]

a student of or expert in history | a writer of an account of historical events (15 of 45 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861618120​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

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Mahan

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Mahan

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