Meaning of Powell

Pow•ell

Pronunciation: (pou'ul for 1, 4, 5 pō'ul, pou'- for 2, 3), [key]
— n.
  1. 1908–72, U.S. clergyman, politician, and civil-rights leader: congressman 1945–67, 1969–71.
  2. born 1905, English author.
  3. 1903–69, English physicist: Nobel prize 1950.
  4. born 1937, U.S. general.
  5. 1834–1902, U.S. geologist and ethnologist.
  6. born 1907, U.S. jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1972–87.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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