maven maven  /ˈmeɪ vən/


  • (n) someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field


  1. New-word maven Grant Barrett, editor of the respected language site doubletongued.
  2. Steve Schmidt, John McCain 's bald-headed message maven, made his first mark on national politics in the Bush-Cheney war room in 2004.


  1. Transportation Watch: Fulton Center's Sky-Capturing, 'Magical' Oculus Net Unveiled

    The Times' buildings maven David Dunlap reviews the impact of the long-awaited oculus at the long-awaited (sensing a theme here?) Fulton Center transit hub. The structure that lines the conical dome, "a curving, 79-foot-high net of reflective aluminum diamonds...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Curbed New York

  2. Where Did Mars' Atmosphere Go? NASA To Investigate | Video

    The MAVEN mission to Mars will use an Ultraviolet Spectrograph (IUVS) to study the extremely thin Martian atmosphere. This will help scientists better understand what happened to liquid water on the planet.
    on June 13, 2013     Source:

  3. Mohawk: Maven keeps rolling in Armbro Flight eliminations

    Maven turned in a 1:52 4/5 clocking to take the faster of two $35,000 eliminations for the Armbro Flight Stakes for older trotting mares Friday night at Mohawk Racetrack.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Daily Racing Form

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