What does ISIS mean?

Definitions for ISISˈaɪ sɪs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Isis(noun)

    Egyptian goddess of fertility; daughter of Geb; sister and wife of Osiris


  1. Isis(ProperNoun)

    A complex ancient Egyptian goddess. Wife of Osiris and mother of Horus. Worshiped as the ideal mother and wife as well as the matron of nature and magic.

  2. Isis(ProperNoun)

    The River Thames.

  3. Origin: From Ἶσις.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Isis(noun)

    the principal goddess worshiped by the Egyptians. She was regarded as the mother of Horus, and the sister and wife of Osiris. The Egyptians adored her as the goddess of fecundity, and as the great benefactress of their country, who instructed their ancestors in the art of agriculture

  2. Isis(noun)

    any coral of the genus Isis, or family Isidae, composed of joints of white, stony coral, alternating with flexible, horny joints. See Gorgoniacea

  3. Isis(noun)

    one of the asteroids

  4. Origin: [L., the goddess Isis, fr. Gr. .]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Isis

    ī′sis, n. an Egyptian goddess, wife and sister of Osiris.—adj. I′siac.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Isis

    an Egyptian divinity, the wife and sister of Osiris and mother of Horus, the three together forming a trinity, which is characteristically Egyptian, and such as often repeats itself in Egyptian mythology, and typifying the life of the sun, Osiris representing that luminary slain at night and sorrowed over by his sister Isis, reviving in the morning in his son Horus, and wedded anew to his sister Isis as his wife; passed into the mythology of the Greeks, Isis became identified first with Demeter and then with the Moon, while in that of Rome she figures as the Universe-mother.


  1. ISIS

    At ISIS, we want the same thing you do in clothing: something that fits, looks good, gives us confidence, and enables us to live an active life.We understand that fit is more than just a number on a size chart. That's why we design clothes to fit the bodies and lives of real women. And because we want to more spend time doing what we care about, our clothes are easy to care for, soft-to-touch.

Editors Contribution

  1. isis

    The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL /ˈaɪsəl/) is a jihadist rebel group that controls territory in Iraq and Syria and also operates in eastern Libya, the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt, and other areas of the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. The group's Arabic name is transliterated as ad-Dawlah al-Islāmīyah fī al-‘Irāq wash-Shām leading to the Arabic acronym Da‘ish or DAESH (Arabic pronunciation: da:ʕeʃ). The name is also commonly translated as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS /ˈaɪsɪs/). In June 2014 ,the group renamed itself the Islamic State (IS), but the new name has been widely criticized and condemned, with the UN, various governments, and mainstream Muslim groups refusing to use it.

    ISIS executes two 'spies' and CRUCIFIES another as insurgents and boys watch.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ISIS in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ISIS in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Donald Trump:

    Now let me just say this: ISIS in Syria, (Syrian President Bashar el) Assad in Syria, Assad and ISIS are mortal enemies. We go in to fight ISIS. Why aren't we letting ISIS go and fight Assad and then we pick up the remnants?

  2. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:

    I can just tell you I think White House ISIS pitch's clearly stuck in the Senate. We can't get on White House ISIS pitch, we can't offer amendments to White House ISIS pitch. And the next step is obviously up to the The House.

  3. James Scott, Senior Fellow, Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology:

    Many members of Isis are not sophisticated attackers. The majority of members do not have a technical background. The UCC is predominately capable of hacking soft targets, such as Twitter accounts, and spreading propaganda or defacing websites

  4. Charles Krauthammer:

    I suspect from what they tell us this is an ISIS base, an ISIS tunnel, which tells you, number one that ISIS is more entrenched than we would have thought – you have this notion of ISIS being sort of a band of jihadists just running around, but this is pretty entrenched.

  5. Ryan Mauro:

    This successful strategy has enabled ISIS to win over the next generation of jihadists, a young radical can feel as if he or she is part of an actual community in the jihadist online world and, unlike Al Qaeda, ISIS can actually claim to be seizing ground and making progress. These videos help ISIS supporters feel as if they are part of an exciting turning point in Islamic history.

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