Pronunciation: (pôl for 1–3, 5; poul for 4), [key]
1. Saint, dieda.d.c67, a missionary and apostle to the gentiles: author of several of the Epistles. Cf. Saul (def. 2).
2. Alice, 1885–1977, U.S. women's-rights activist.
3. Elliot (Harold), 1891–1958, U.S. novelist.
4. Jean Pronunciation: (zhän), [key] pen name of Jean Paul Friedrich Richter.
5. a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “little”.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.