Definition of Ceres

1. Noun. (Roman mythology) goddess of agriculture; counterpart of Greek Demeter.

Category relationships: Roman Mythology
Generic synonyms: Roman Deity



2. Noun. The largest asteroid and the first discovered.
Generic synonyms: Asteroid

Definition of Ceres

1. n. The daughter of Saturn and Ops or Rhea, the goddess of corn and tillage.

Definition of Ceres

1. Proper noun. (Roman god) The Roman goddess of agriculture; equivalent to the Greek goddess Demeter. ¹

2. Proper noun. (astronomy) A celestial body orbiting between Mars and Jupiter, the largest asteroid and innermost dwarf planet; officially called (term 1 Ceres 1 '''Ceres'''). ¹

3. Noun. (plural of cere) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ceres

1. cere [v] - See also: cere

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ceres

Cercomonas
Cercopidae
Cercopithecoidea
Cercopithecus aethiops pygerythrus
Cercopithecus aethiops sabaeus
Cercopithecus talapoin
Cercospora
Cercospora kopkei
Cercosporella
Cerean
Cereans
Cerenkov
Cerenkov effect
Cerenkov radiation
Cererian
Ceres (current term)
Cereus
Cerinthian
Cerinthians
Cerithidea
Ceroxylon
Ceroxylon alpinum
Ceroxylon andicola
Cerrobend
Certhia
Certhia americana
Certhia familiaris
Certhiidae
Certificate of Need
Certificates of Need

Literary usage of Ceres

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1. Greek and Roman [mythology] by William Sherwood Fox (1916)
"Ceres. — Ceres and her male counterpart, Cerus (who was snuffed out early), were among the oldest of the Italic gods. Ceres was closely associated with ..."

2. The Mythology of All Races by John Arnott MacCulloch, Louis Herbert Gray, George Foot Moore, Alice Werner (1916)
"Ceres. — Ceres and her male counterpart, Cerus (who was snuffed out early), were among the oldest of the Italic gods. Ceres was closely associated with ..."

3. The Complete Works of John Lyly by John Lyly (1902)
"Ceres. What may protect my virgines that they may neuer loue ? oo Cupid. ... Ceres. What requires! thou of men ? 15 Cupid. That onely shall be knowne to men ..."

4. The Popular Science Monthly (1878)
"Ceres was found to be traveling in an orbit corresponding in the most satisfactory manner with Bode's law. According to that law the missing planet's ..."

5. Greek and Roman [mythology] by William Sherwood Fox (1916)
"Ceres. — Ceres and her male counterpart, Cerus (who was snuffed out early), were among the oldest of the Italic gods. Ceres was closely associated with ..."

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