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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

masc. proper name, pronunciation-based variant of Sean.

Shane (film)

Shane is a 1953 American Technicolor Western film from Paramount, noted for its landscape cinematography and contributions to the genre.

It was produced and directed by George Stevens from a screenplay by A. B. Guthrie, Jr., based on the 1949 novel of the same name by Jack Schaefer. Its Oscar-winning cinematography was by Loyal Griggs. The film stars Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur (in the last feature, and only color, film of her career) and Van Heflin, and features Brandon deWilde, Jack Palance, Emile Meyer, Elisha Cook, Jr., and Ben Johnson.

Shane was listed No. 45 in the 2007 edition of AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies list, and No. 3 on AFI's 10 Top 10 in the 'Western' category.


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Shane (TV series)

Shane is an American Western television series aired in 1966 and based on the 1949 book of the same name by Jack Schaefer (there had also been a 1953 film of the novel, Shane). The series starred David Carradine as the title character. The series, which aired on ABC, was filmed as a continuing story.

Shane (novel)

Shane is a western novel by Jack Schaefer published in 1949. It was initially published in 1946 in three parts in Argosy magazine, and originally titled Rider from Nowhere. The novel has been translated into over 30 languages, and was adapted into the famous 1953 film starring Alan Ladd.

Shane (actress)

Shane (born December 16, 1969) is the stage name of an American former pornographic actress and director, known for creating the Shane's World series of adult videos after having debuted in the Seymore Butts video series. She is also the founder of an adult film production company of the same name. Shane is a member of the AVN Hall of Fame.

Shane (UK TV series)

Shane is an ITV sitcom written by and starring Frank Skinner and directed by Audrey Cooke, with the first series originally broadcast in 2004. Reviews were generally poor, but a second series was commissioned. After the second series had been recorded contract differences between Frank Skinner and ITV arose; the second series is yet to be broadcast and its future is uncertain, since Skinner no longer works for ITV.

An American version of the show is to be piloted by CBS, with Skinner working as executive producer.

Shane (name)

Shane is a masculine given name. It is an Anglicised version of the Irish name Seán, which itself is cognate to the name John. Shane comes from the way the name Seán is pronounced in the Ulster dialect of the Irish language, as opposed to Shaun or Shawn.

Shane is also a popular surname with the prefix "Mc", "Mac", or "O'", to form Anglicized Irish surname patronyms. The surname was first recorded in Petty's census of Ireland (1659), which lists a Dermot McShane (i.e. Son of Shane).

The name Shane became popular through the novel Shane (1949) by Jack Schaefer and its movie adaptation (1953), directed by George Stevens from a screenplay by A.B. Guthrie, Jr.

Variant forms include Shayne.

Shane is sometimes used as a feminine given name, derived not from the Irish name but from the Yiddish name Shayna, meaning "beautiful".

Usage examples of "shane".

The last thing I want is for Shane or Paula to become topics for the gossip mongers in this family, and we all know there are a few who would love to tittle-tattle, perhaps blow this matter out of proportion.

She would summon Kilbuck at once, before her men had a chance to risk their lives, and when she had sent her message, she would tell Shane her whole miserable story beginning with the night of the Potlatch dance.

Despite the chaos all around him, Shane Schofield kept his eyes locked on the retractable bridge three stories above him.

From immediately below the headline, Shane Auslander looked out at him, not quite meeting his eyes.

Philip never confessed it, but he had settled for the bleak comfort of hopelessness the moment the voice of a WMTG newsreader coming from the portable radio on his desk had distracted his attention from an elaborate doodle with the announcement that a third name had been definitively added to that of Shane Auslander and Trey Wilk.

Or maybe what Mark thought was a girl was really Shane Auslander, you know?

What happened to Shane Auslander and Dewey Dell and all the others did not happen to Mark Underhill.

Though I started off with Rafe because he struck me as the baddest of the bad MacKade Brothers---I fell in love with Jared, then with Devin, then with Shane.

Delaney, Amy Bechtel, Michael A Burstein, Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, Michael Flynn, Shane Tourtellotte, Rajnar Vajra, and many others.

Emma murmured as she finished dressing in readiness for her dinner date with Blackie and Shane.

In fact conviviality seemed to spill out of Blackie tonight, and he beamed first at Emma,- then at Shane.

He told enough about the past of that young scamp, Shane, alone to queer the pair with any finnicky employer.

Then, when these Moles almost wiped out the Trolls, Shane fell into their hands.

Ali to pick his eight best men and a first rate leader and send them back to Srinagar with Shane.

If the doctor in charge agrees that Shane did the only sensible thing in returning to Srinagar, your suspicions are proved groundless.