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n. (obsolete spelling of cowan English) (gloss: one uninitiated in the secrets of Freemasonry). (18th century)

Cowen, WV -- U.S. town in West Virginia
Population (2000): 513
Housing Units (2000): 264
Land area (2000): 0.625784 sq. miles (1.620772 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.625784 sq. miles (1.620772 sq. km)
FIPS code: 18412
Located within: West Virginia (WV), FIPS 54
Location: 38.410605 N, 80.555695 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 26206
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Cowen, WV

Cowen may refer to:

  • Cowen (surname)
  • Cowen, West Virginia, in the United States
  • Cowen Group, the holding company for Cowen and Company, LLC, a U.S. based Investment Bank
Cowen (surname)

Cowen (/kaʊɪn/) is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Bernard Cowen (1932-1984), Irish politician and father of Brian Cowen
  • Brian Cowen (born 1960), Irish Taoiseach, former Minister for Finance and Leader of the Fianna Fáil party
  • Elise Cowen (born 1933), American Beat poet
  • Frederic Hymen Cowen (1852–1935), British pianist, conductor, and composer
  • Joseph Cowen (1829–1900), English politician and journalist
  • Lillie Cowen (born 1851), Jewish-Irish writer and Hebrew translator
  • Robert Cowen (born 1930), Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Scott Cowen, president of Tulane University
  • Tyler Cowen (born 1962), American economist
  • Zelman Cowen (1919-2011), former Governor-General of Australia

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Usage examples of "cowen".

  I have always heard that Cowen does not like people fawning all over him.

  I do have a photographic memory like I said, but Cowen was rambling pretty badly and I think I can make the story a hell of a lot more coherent than he did.

  However, Cowen owns this burg, and nobody complains too loudly about the noise if it is his or her landlord making it.

  Matthew Cowen, who had had a cardiac catheterization the day before, displayed odd symptoms alarmingly like the late Cedric Harring: arthritis, constipation, and dry skin.

Besides, Judi-th had no idea how badly his inpatients were doing, especially Matthew Cowen, and Jason was embarrassed to tell her.

Matthew Cowen had been found dead in his bed, apparently having suffered a final, massive stroke.

As he stepped out of his car, preoccupied with thoughts of Matthew Cowen, he didn't notice a darkened figure hunched over at the side of the hospital door.

He went to the fire of Captain Cowen, who was commandant of the company to which Crockett belonged, and told him his story.