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conn v : conduct or direct the steering of a ship or plane

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en-verb ed
  1. To direct a ship.


to direct a ship
  • Finnish: ohjata laiva

Extensive Definition

Conn is a family name and sometimes a given name.



  • Billy Conn (1917 – 1993) was a Light-Heavyweight boxing champion famed for his fights with Joe Louis.
  • Bobby Conn is a musician from Chicago, Illinois.
  • Charles Paul Conn is an American non-fiction author and university president.
  • Charles Gerard Conn was the founder of C. G. Conn Ltd. in the 1800s.
  • Charles W. Conn (1920 - 2008) was an American author and former General Overseer of the Church of God.
  • Conn Findlay is a four-time Olympic medalist, one of the few to medal in two distinct sports.
  • Conn Jackson is a TV host. Presently hosting the Conn Jackson Show and Cafe Central TV.
  • Didi Conn is an American film, stage and television actress.
  • J. Stephen Conn is a North American religious figure, published writer and entrepreneur.
  • Jerome W. Conn, M.D. (1907-1994), was the endocrinologist who first described Conn's syndrome in 1955.
  • Nicole Conn is a film director, producer, and screenwriter most famous for her debut feature, the lesbian love story, Claire of the Moon (1992).
  • Phoebe Conn is a best-selling American author of over thirty romance novels.
  • Roe Conn is an American radio talk show host on The Roe Conn Show which airs on WLS-AM 890 in Chicago, Illinois.


  • Daniel Conn is an Australian rugby league player.
  • Neil Raymond Conn is a former Administrator of the Northern Territory in Australia from the 17th February 1997 to the 30th October 2000.


  • Conn Iggulden is a British writer of historical novels.
  • David Conn is a sports journalist focusing on football (soccer) for The Guardian a British newspaper.
  • John Conn (1764 - 1810) was a senior captain in the Royal Navy during the American Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.
  • Shelley Conn is an English actress of Anglo-Indian descent.
  • Leslie Conn ran Doris Day's music publishing company and wrote and produced "Liza Jane", the first recording to be released as a single by David Bowie (under the name Davie Jones and the King Bees.)


  • Conn Smythe (1895 – 1980), was a Canadian builder in the National Hockey League best known as the principal owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1927 to 1961 and as the builder of Maple Leaf Gardens.
  • Craig Conn, is a lacrosse player for the Arizona Sting in the National Lacrosse League and the New Westminster Salmonbellies of the Western Lacrosse Association.
  • Jan Conn, is a Canadian poet and mosquito genetic researcher.
  • Michelle Conn, is a Canadian field hockey player.
  • Ty Conn (1967 – 1999), born Tyrone Williams Conn, was a Canadian bank robber and is best known for his escape over the wall from the Kingston Penitentiary, one of Canada's most secure and notorious prisons.



  • Alfie Conn, Sr. , is a Scottish professional footballer (soccer), most commonly remembered as part of the Terrible Trio of the Heart of Midlothian side of the 1950s, along with Willie Bauld and Jimmy Wardhaugh.
  • Alfie Conn, Jr., is a former professional footballer, who was the first post-war player to play for both Celtic and Rangers.
  • Iain Conn, an executive director of the BP Group.
  • Stewart Conn, is a Scottish poet and playwright.
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conn in German: Conn
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