I. biographical name Jesse 1913-1980 James Cleveland Owens American track-and-field athlete II. geographical name river E California formerly flowing into Owens Lake (now dry), now supplying water to city of Los Angeles by way of Los Angeles Aqueduct

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  • Owens — is a traditional Welsh surname found in the UK. The name s original roots come from Wales. Owens, son of Owen, is an old personal name from Latin Eugenius or Audoenus. Historically in Welsh Owen is spelt Owain. Contents 1 People 2 Places 3… …   Wikipedia

  • Owens — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Bill Owens (* 1950), US amerikanischer Politiker (Colorado) Bonnie Owens (1932–2006), US amerikanische Country Sängerin Buck Owens (1929–2006), US amerikanischer Countrysänger Chandler David Owens… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Owens —   [ əʊɪnz], Jesse, eigentlich James Cleveland [ klevlənd], amerikanischer Leichtathlet, * Danville (Ala.) 12. 9. 1913, ✝ Tucson (Ariz.) 31. 3. 1980; Olympiasieger 1936 über 100 und 200 m, im Weitsprung und mit der 4 × 100 m Staffel. Owens stellte …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Owens — [ō′ənz] Jesse (born James Cleveland Owens) 1913 80; U.S. track and field athlete …   English World dictionary

  • Owens — (James Cleveland, dit Jesse) (1914 1980) athlète américain qui remporta quatre médailles d or aux J.O. de Berlin (1936): le 100 m, le 200 m, le saut en longueur, le relais 4 100 m …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Owens — (izg. ȏuens), Jesse (1913 1980) DEFINICIJA američki lakoatletičar, Crnac; na OI u Berlinu 1936. osvojio 4 zlatne medalje na kratkim trkačkim prugama i u skoku u dalj te postavio 3 nova svjetska rekorda i time pred Hitlerovim očima dezavuirao… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Owens — [ oʊɪnz ], Jesse [ dʒɛsi] (amerikanischer Leichtathlet) …   Die deutsche Rechtschreibung

  • Owens — Cet article possède un paronyme, voir : Owen. Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Patronyme Adekemi Owens, alias …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Owens — noun United States athlete and Black American whose success in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin outraged Hitler (1913 1980) • Syn: ↑Jesse Owens, ↑James Cleveland Owens • Instance Hypernyms: ↑athlete, ↑jock …   Useful english dictionary

  • Owens — Recorded as Owens and occasionally Owenson, this is a Royal Welsh surname, being, it is claimed, descent from the ancient tribes of North Wales. It is a patronymic of Owen, which is derived either from the ancient Celtic personal name Owain,… …   Surnames reference

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