Austen definition by Webster's New World
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Austen, Jane 1775-1817; Eng. novelist
Austen definition by American Heritage Dictionary
, Jane 1775-1817.
British writer who is noted for her penetrating observation of middle-class manners and morality and her irony, wit, and meticulous style. Her novels include Pride and Prejudice (1813) and Emma (1816).