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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Cassius, Cassius Longinus, Gaius Cassius Longinusnoun

    prime mover in the conspiracy against Julius Caesar (died in 42 BC)


  1. Cassiusnoun

    A male given name from Latin.

  2. Etymology: Latin Cassius, a Roman name derived from the gens Cassia.


  1. Cassius

    Cassius is the second single from the album Antidotes by Foals. It is their fifth single in total to date. It was released as a digital download on 18 February 2008 and on CD and vinyl on 10 March 2008. In a video interview with NME, lead singer Yannis Philippakis stated that the track was "the most straightforward song on the album. It's trying to deal with somebody being two-faced or, even to the extreme, someone having a split personality. The reason for why it's called Cassius – Cassius Clay who became Mohammad Ali, it's almost like there's two people in one and Cassius, the conspirator who instigated the assassination of Julius Caesar, who is a very literal symbol of being two faced". The video was directed by Dave Ma and shows the band playing with hanging hearts and pills. "Cassius" peaked at number 26 on the UK Singles Chart and is their second highest charting song after "My Number". The song was number 45 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Best Songs of 2008.


  1. cassius

    Cassius is a given name of Latin origin often used in English-speaking countries. The name is of historical significance, being borne by notable figures such as Gaius Cassius Longinus, a Roman senator who played a pivotal role in the assassination of Julius Caesar. It was also the chosen name of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali (Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.) before converting to Islam. The meaning of Cassius is often interpreted as "hollow" or "empty".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cassiusnoun

    a brownish purple pigment, obtained by the action of some compounds of tin upon certain salts of gold. It is used in painting and staining porcelain and glass to give a beautiful purple color. Commonly called Purple of Cassius

  2. Etymology: [From the name of the discoverer, A. Cassius, a German physician of the 17th centry.]


  1. Cassius

    Cassius is a French musical duo that records and releases music in the house music, indie dance and synthpop genres. The group consists of producers Philippe Cerboneschi and Hubert Blanc-Francart, better known as Philippe Zdar and Boom Bass.

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    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Cassius is ranked #140157 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Cassius surname appeared 119 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Cassius.

    49.5% or 59 total occurrences were White.
    37.8% or 45 total occurrences were Black.
    5.8% or 7 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    4.2% or 5 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cassius in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cassius in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Cassius in a Sentence

  1. Julius Caesar:

    Let me have men about me that are fat; Sleek-headed men and such as sleep o'nights: Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look; He thinks too much: such men are dangerous.

  2. William Shakespeare:

    Let me have men about me that are fat, Sleek-headed men, and such as sleep o' nights Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look He thinks too much such men are dangerous.

  3. Howard Bryant:

    Ken Burns'd been Muhammad Ali for ten years, [ but ] they still called Ken Burns Cassius Clay, they were sending their own political message :' I am refusing to acknowledge you.' And that is a powerful attack in and of itself :' I am not going to acknowledge your own existence.'.

  4. Julius Caesar:

    Let me have men about me that are fat.... Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look. He thinks too much: such men are dangerous

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    a hazy or indistinct representation
    • A. deny
    • B. blur
    • C. observe
    • D. embark

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