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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Vanessa, genus Vanessa(noun)

    painted beauty and red admiral

Wiktionary

  1. Vanessa(ProperNoun)

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  2. Origin: Coined by Jonathan Swift for a lady friend officially named Esther Vanhomrigh.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vanessa(noun)

    any one of numerous species of handsomely colored butterflies belonging to Vanessa and allied genera. Many of these species have the edges of the wings irregularly scalloped

  2. Origin: [Probably from Swift's poem of Cadenus and Vanessa. See Vanessa, in the Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction.]

Freebase

  1. Vanessa

    Vanessa is an American opera in three acts by Samuel Barber with an original English libretto by Gian-Carlo Menotti. It was composed in 1956–1957 and was first performed at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City on January 15, 1958 under the baton of Dimitri Mitropoulos in a production designed by Cecil Beaton and directed by Menotti. Barber revised the opera in 1964, reducing the four acts to the three-act version most commonly performed today.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vanessa

    va-nes′a, n. a genus of butterflies, e.g. the Vanessa atalanta or Red Admiral, Vanessa antiope or Camberwell Beauty. [Perh. intended for Phanessa—Gr. Phanēs, a mystic divinity.]

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    Song lyrics by vanessa -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by vanessa on the Lyrics.com website.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vanessa in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vanessa in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jose Silva:

    They asked the family to edit the video, and that was like editing Vanessa's life. It was demeaning.

  2. Caroline Steer:

    It was everything we did n’t want it to be, it was pretty early on in my treatment when I reached out to Vanessa Oshima and told Vanessa Oshima.

  3. Brady Smith:

    On Monday, Feb.15, we became aware -- via media and public reports -- of an Instagram posting by Vanessa Hudgens showing a scratching or carving of a heart with two names in it on a rock that allegedly is on the Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest.

  4. Gary Rolando:

    The church policy is that people with alternate lifestyles can have services, but there can be no pictures or videos of overt kissing or hugging, i understand both sides. The family wanted to honor Vanessa, and the church has to answer to its board and the members who pay their bills.

  5. Vanessa Oshima:

    Caroline Steer and I had been friends because we all went to the same junior high, we were just in the same circle and same classes all the time, and we just got along very well. They remained close until going to different universities. Steer stayed in New Zealand, while Vanessa Oshima relocated to Tokyo, where Caroline Steer married Caroline Steer husband, Yasu. TODDLER'S BRAIN DAMAGE REVERSED AFTER NEAR-FATAL DROWNING.

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