Definitions for opheliaoʊˈfil yə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

O•phel•iaoʊˈfil yə(n.)

  1. a young woman in Shakespeare's Hamlet who is driven mad by the death of her father, Polonius.

    Category: Literature

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  1. Ophelia(ProperNoun)

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  2. Ophelia(ProperNoun)

    A moon of Uranus, named after the character in Hamlet.

  3. Origin: Ofelia, coined by the poet Jacopo Sannazzaro in his poem Arcadia (1504), presumably from . Used by Shakespeare for the ill-fated bride of Hamlet.

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  1. Ophelia

    Ophelia is a fictional character in the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare. She is a young noblewoman of Denmark, the daughter of Polonius, sister of Laertes, and potential wife of Prince Hamlet. As one of the few female characters in the play, she is used as a contrasting plot device to Hamlet's mother, Gertrude.

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  1. Ophelia

    the daughter of Polonius in "Hamlet" and in love with the lord, but whose heart, from the succession of shocks it receives, is shattered and broken.

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