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Caesar Tweet Definition of Caesar Like Definition of Caesar on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An ancient Roman family name, notably that of w:Julius Caesar, Gaius Iulius Caesar
  2. A title of Roman emperors.
  3. (figuratively) The government; society; earthly powers.
Render therefore unto the things that are 's; and unto God the things that are God's.
     
Caitlin Tweet Definition of Caitlin Like Definition of Caitlin on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female).
     
Caleb Tweet Definition of Caleb Like Definition of Caleb on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A male given name
     
Calvin Tweet Definition of Calvin Like Definition of Calvin on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a surname of French and Spanish origin, meaning a bald person
  2. w:John Calvin, John Calvin, French Protestant theologian
  3. (context, mostly, US) a male given name derived from the surname; used especially by nonconformist families
     
Camilla Tweet Definition of Camilla Like Definition of Camilla on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A warrior Queen of the Volscians according to Virgil's Aeneid.
  2. (given name, female).
     
Candy Tweet Definition of Candy Like Definition of Candy on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A female given name.
     
Carina Tweet Definition of Carina Like Definition of Carina on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (constellation) A summer constellation of the southern sky, said to resemble the keel of a ship. It contains the star Canopus, the second brightest star in the night sky. Until 1763, it was part of a larger constellation, Argo Navis.
     
Carl Tweet Definition of Carl Like Definition of Carl on Facebook
noun See carl
  1. (defn, English)
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male), a variant of Charles.
     
Carla Tweet Definition of Carla Like Definition of Carla on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, from Germanic, ), feminine form of Carl.
     
Carlos Tweet Definition of Carlos Like Definition of Carlos on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A male given name of Spanish or Portuguese origin. English equivalent: Charles.
     
Carlton Tweet Definition of Carlton Like Definition of Carlton on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Any of several placenames in northern England
  2. An English habitational surname from any of these places
     
Carlyle Tweet Definition of Carlyle Like Definition of Carlyle on Facebook
noun 
  1. A last name; the most famous to bear it was wikipedia:Thomas Carlyle, Thomas Carlyle.
  2. A given name for mainly males.
  3. A city in Illinois.
     
Carol Tweet Definition of Carol Like Definition of Carol on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, from Latin, ); also associated by name-givers with the English noun carol
  2. (given name, male, )
     
Carrie Tweet Definition of Carrie Like Definition of Carrie on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A female given name, a pet form of Caroline
     
Carroll Tweet Definition of Carroll Like Definition of Carroll on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An Irish surname derived from the Gaelic í Cearbhaill
  2. w:Lewis Carroll, Lewis Carroll - pseudonym of British author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
     
carry Tweet Definition of carry Like Definition of carry on Facebook
noun (carries)
  1. A manner of transporting or lifting something; the grip or position in which something is carried.
Adjust your from time to time so that you don't tire too quickly.
  1. (computing) The bit or digit that is carried in an addition.
verb (carries, carrying, carried)
  1. (transitive) To lift (something) and take it to another place; to transport (something) by lifting.
  2. (transitive) To stock or supply (something).
The corner drugstore doesn't his favorite brand of aspirin.
  1. (transitive) To adopt (something); take (something) over, take over.
I think I can carry Smith's work while she is out.
  1. (transitive) (arithmetic) In an addition, to transfer the quantity in excess of what is countable in the units in a column to the column immediately to the left in order to be added there.
Five and nine are fourteen; the one to the tens place.
  1. (transitive) To have or maintain (something).
Always sufficient insurance to protect against a loss.
  1. (intransitive) To be transmitted; to travel.
The sound of the bells carried for miles on the wind.
  1. (context, transitive, nautical) to capture a ship by coming alongside and boarding
     
Carson Tweet Definition of Carson Like Definition of Carson on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An Irish and Scottish surname, possible a form of Curzon.
  2. (given name, male) (and very rarely a female name) transferred from the surname.
     
Carter Tweet Definition of Carter Like Definition of Carter on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English occupational surname for someone who was a carter.
  2. (given name, male) derived from the surname.
     
Cary Tweet Definition of Cary Like Definition of Cary on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A male given name, a variant of the Irish Carey
     
Casey Tweet Definition of Casey Like Definition of Casey on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male).
  2. (given name, female).
     
Cassandra Tweet Definition of Cassandra Like Definition of Cassandra on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (Greek mythology) Daughter of King http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Priam Priam of Troy and his queen http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hecuba Hecuba, who captured the eye of Apollo, Apollo and was granted the ability to see the future. However, she was destined to never be believed.
  2. (given name, female)
  3. Somebody who makes predictions which are never believed but turn out to be true.
  4. Somebody who makes predictions which are believed but turn out to be false. This "incorrect" meaning of the word is often used (in the UK at least) http://business.guardian.co.uk/story/0,,1676985,00.html.
     
Cassius Tweet Definition of Cassius Like Definition of Cassius on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A male given name
     
Catherine Tweet Definition of Catherine Like Definition of Catherine on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, ).
     
Cathy Tweet Definition of Cathy Like Definition of Cathy on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a female given name, diminutive of Catherine
     
Cecil Tweet Definition of Cecil Like Definition of Cecil on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A male given name.
     
Cecile Tweet Definition of Cecile Like Definition of Cecile on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A female given name
     
Cecilia Tweet Definition of Cecilia Like Definition of Cecilia on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Saint Cecilia, 3rd Century Roman Martyr; the patron saint of music. Her feast day is November 22nd.
  1. (given name, female, from Latin, )
     
Celeste Tweet Definition of Celeste Like Definition of Celeste on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female) borrowed from French Céleste, ultimately Latin caelestis "heavenly".
     
Celia Tweet Definition of Celia Like Definition of Celia on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, from Latin)
     
Chad Tweet Definition of Chad Like Definition of Chad on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A country in Central Africa. Official name: Republic of Chad.
  2. (given name, male) from Old English Ceadda, a seventh century saint.
     
Charity Tweet Definition of Charity Like Definition of Charity on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female) first used by Puritans, originally more popular than Faith and Hope but rarely used today because of the modern side meaning of charity as welfare work.
     
Charlene Tweet Definition of Charlene Like Definition of Charlene on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (mostly Australia and U.S.) (given name, female); a feminine form of Charles coined in the twentieth century.
     
Charles Tweet Definition of Charles Like Definition of Charles on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male)
     
Charlie Tweet Definition of Charlie Like Definition of Charlie on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male, , ) A diminutive of the masculine given name Charles.
  2. (given name, female, , ) A diminutive female given name of Charlotte or Charlene.
  3. (uncountable) The letter C in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
  4. (uncountable) (slang) Cocaine.
  5. (British and Australian slang, often qualified with right and/or proper) A fool.
You look a right in that clown outfit!
Is your name Charlie? ... Well, you look like one.
     
Chelsea Tweet Definition of Chelsea Like Definition of Chelsea on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A district on the northern bank of the river Thames in western London.
  2. A type of porcelain once manufactured there.
    1. Several cities (mostly in the US) named after it.
  1. (given name, female, ), derived from the London borough.
     
Cheryl Tweet Definition of Cheryl Like Definition of Cheryl on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female) coined in the 1920s, possible a blend of Cherry and Beryl.
     
Chester Tweet Definition of Chester Like Definition of Chester on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. The county town of Cheshire, in northwest England.
  2. Any of a number of towns in the United States. (See W:Chester (disambiguation), Chester)
  3. A town in Nova Scotia, Canada.
  4. A male given name.
     
Chloe Tweet Definition of Chloe Like Definition of Chloe on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, from Greek, )
  2. Name of a person mentioned in the New Testament (1 Corinthians 1:11).
     
Chris Tweet Definition of Chris Like Definition of Chris on Facebook
proper noun (plural Chrises)
  1. (given name, male), diminutive of Christopher and, less commonly, of Christian.
  2. (given name, female, ), diminutive of Christina or of its variant forms.
     
Christian Tweet Definition of Christian Like Definition of Christian on Facebook
noun 
  1. (context, Christianity) A believer in Christianity.
  2. (context, Christianity) An individual who seeks to live his or her life according to the principles and values taught by Jesus Christ.
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male) found in England since the twelfth century.
  2. (given name, female) of medieval usage, rare today.
adjective 
  1. (context, not comparable) Of, like or relating to Christianity or Christians.
  2. Kind, charitable.
That's very of you.
To non-Christians, this may be an offensive usage (similarly, see the offensive usage of Jew)
     
Christie Tweet Definition of Christie Like Definition of Christie on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female), diminutive of Christine and its variant forms.
  2. (given name, male), a mostly Scottish and Irish diminutive of Christopher
     
Christine Tweet Definition of Christine Like Definition of Christine on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female), from the French variant of Christina, popular in the twentieth century in the Anglo-Saxon world.
     
Christopher Tweet Definition of Christopher Like Definition of Christopher on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male, from Greek, ).
     
Chuck Tweet Definition of Chuck Like Definition of Chuck on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male, , ) (uncountable) A diminutive of the male given name Charles.
    1. (countable) a Chuck Taylor shoe (usually referred to in plural form, Chucks).
     
Claire Tweet Definition of Claire Like Definition of Claire on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female) borrowed from the French form of Clara or Clare.
     
Clara Tweet Definition of Clara Like Definition of Clara on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A female given name.
     
Claude Tweet Definition of Claude Like Definition of Claude on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male).
     
Claudia Tweet Definition of Claudia Like Definition of Claudia on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, from Latin, ), Latin feminine form of Claudius.
     
clay Tweet Definition of clay Like Definition of clay on Facebook
noun 
  1. A mineral substance made up of small crystals of silica and alumina, that is ductile when moist; the material of pre-fired ceramics.
  2. An earth material with ductile qualities.
  3. (idiom) (Biblical) The material of the human body.
    • 1611. Old Testament, King James Version, Job 10:8-9:
    • : Thine hands have made me and fashioned me together round about...thou hast made me as the .
    • 1611. Old Testament, King James Version, Isaiah 64:8:
    • : But now, O Lord, thou art our Father; we are the , and thou art our potter; and we are the work of thy hand.
     
Clem Tweet Definition of Clem Like Definition of Clem on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A male given name, diminutive of Clement
     
Clement Tweet Definition of Clement Like Definition of Clement on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a male given name, derived from the Latin clemens meaning merciful
     
clementine Tweet Definition of clementine Like Definition of clementine on Facebook
noun 
  1. A cross between a tangerine and Seville orange.
     
Cleopatra Tweet Definition of Cleopatra Like Definition of Cleopatra on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. queen, Queen w:Cleopatra VII of Egypt, Cleopatra VII of Egypt (69 BC - 30 BC); last of the Ptolemy family.
  2. A given name of women in the Ptolemy dynasty of Egypt.
     
Cleveland Tweet Definition of Cleveland Like Definition of Cleveland on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A city in Ohio.
  2. A former county in northeast England bordering Yorkshire and County Durham.
     
Cliff Tweet Definition of Cliff Like Definition of Cliff on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A diminutive of the male given name Clifford.
     
Clifford Tweet Definition of Clifford Like Definition of Clifford on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male).
     
Clifton Tweet Definition of Clifton Like Definition of Clifton on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Any of several places in England, especially a suburb of Bristol, England
  2. An English habitational surname for someone who lived in a town of this name.
     
Clint Tweet Definition of Clint Like Definition of Clint on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A male given name
     
Clinton Tweet Definition of Clinton Like Definition of Clinton on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An Irish surname, the short form of McClinton?
  2. An English habitational surname from either of several places named "Glinton" or "Glympton"
  3. w:Bill Clinton, Bill Clinton US President
     
Clio Tweet Definition of Clio Like Definition of Clio on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (Greek mythology) The Muse of history and heroic poetry.
  2. a female given name
  3. A model of car by manufacturer Renault.
Fred loved to take his Clio for a spin.
     
Clive Tweet Definition of Clive Like Definition of Clive on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English surname - someone who lived near a cliff ( Old English clif).
  2. (given name, male) derived from the surname, popular in Britain in mid-twentieth century.
     
Clyde Tweet Definition of Clyde Like Definition of Clyde on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (rivers) A river in Scotland that flows through Glasgow into the Firth of Clyde.
  2. (mostly U.S:) (given name, male) from the river name.
     
Cole Tweet Definition of Cole Like Definition of Cole on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English surname, possibly a nickname from col, Old English "charcoal,coal-black".
  2. A male given name derived from the surname.
     
Colin Tweet Definition of Colin Like Definition of Colin on Facebook
proper noun (plural=Colins)
  1. (given name, male)
     
Colleen Tweet Definition of Colleen Like Definition of Colleen on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female), a twentieth century American invention based on an Irish word but not used in Ireland.
     
columbine Tweet Definition of columbine Like Definition of columbine on Facebook
noun 
  1. Any plant of the genus Aquilegia, having distinctive bell-shaped flowers with spurs on each petal.
adjective 
  1. (archaic) pertaining to a dove or pigeon
  • Late C14: Com forí¾ now, wií¾ í¾yne eyen columbyn! / How fairer been í¾y brestes í¾an is wyn! " Geoffrey Chaucer, The Merchant's Tale
     
Connie Tweet Definition of Connie Like Definition of Connie on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female), diminutive of Constance or , rarely, of Concepción.
     
Conrad Tweet Definition of Conrad Like Definition of Conrad on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male).
     
Constance Tweet Definition of Constance Like Definition of Constance on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, from Latin, ); a medieval form of the Latin Constantia from a word meaning constancy
     
Conway Tweet Definition of Conway Like Definition of Conway on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Former English name of Conwy in North Wales
  2. A Welsh habitational surname derived from the city or its river
  3. A male given name transferred from the surname
     
Coral Tweet Definition of Coral Like Definition of Coral on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A female given name.
     
Cornelius Tweet Definition of Cornelius Like Definition of Cornelius on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (biblical) A centurion mentioned in Acts 10:1.
  2. (given name, male)
     
Craig Tweet Definition of Craig Like Definition of Craig on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a Scottish surname, originally meaning someone who lived near a crag
  2. a male given name derived from the surname
     
Crystal Tweet Definition of Crystal Like Definition of Crystal on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female).
  2. (slang) The drug Crystal Meth (methamphetamine hydrochloride)
     
Curt Tweet Definition of Curt Like Definition of Curt on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A short form of the male given name Curtis
  2. An anglicized spelling of Kurt
     
Curtis Tweet Definition of Curtis Like Definition of Curtis on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An English surname, originally a nickname for a refined or courtly person
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname
     
Cynthia Tweet Definition of Cynthia Like Definition of Cynthia on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, from Greek, )
     
Cyril Tweet Definition of Cyril Like Definition of Cyril on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A male given name.
     
Cyrus Tweet Definition of Cyrus Like Definition of Cyrus on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Ancient king of Persia, also mentioned in the Bible (2 Chron. 36:22, etc).
  2. (given name, male, from Persian, ).
     

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