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ˈkæθ ər ɪn, ˈkæθ rɪnCather·ine

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Catherine of Aragon, Catherine(noun)

    first wife of Henry VIII; Henry VIII's divorce from her was the initial step of the Reformation in England (1485-1536)

  2. Catherine II, Catherine, Catherine the Great(noun)

    empress of Russia who greatly increased the territory of the empire (1729-1796)


  1. Catherine(ProperNoun)

    A female given name from Ancient Greek.

    - - - despite of what you say of my fine name, I think my head is so obstinate and inflexible that the name Catherine was well chosen. It suits my character. I was given the name by the late Empress Elisabeth, to whom I owe much; she gave it to me out of affection and out of respect for her mother

  2. Origin: From French Catherine, from Ancient Greek Αἰκατερίνη ( Aikaterínē ) , *Ἑκατερίνη ( *Hekaterínē ) , of debated meaning, possibly from ἑκάτερος ( hekáteros , " each of the two") , or from the name of the goddess Hecate. The spelling with 'th' in Latin languages, German and English, is due to a folk etymology, dating from Roman times, which associated the name with the Ancient Greek καθαρός ( katharós , " pure") . The name belonged to a 4th-century saint and martyr from Alexandria who was supposedly tortured on the wheel.


  1. Catherine

    Catherine is a now defunct metalcore band from Sacramento, California.

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Catherine' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3684

How to pronounce Catherine?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Catherine in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Catherine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Catherine in a Sentence

  1. Buckingham Palace:

    He's a little monkey. But it's fantastic having a little family. I'm so thrilled. Catherine has been doing an amazing job as a mother and I'm very proud of her.

  2. Kirk Douglas:

    To the world Kirk Douglas was a legend, an actor from the golden age of movies who lived well into Kirk Douglas golden years, a humanitarian whose commitment to justice and the causes Kirk Douglas believed in set a standard for all of us to aspire to. But to me and my brothers Joel and Peter he was simply Dad, to Catherine, a wonderful father-in-law, to his grandchildren and great grandchild their loving grandfather, and to Anne Buydens, a wonderful husband.

  3. Catherine Morton:

    Catherine Morton hasn't been right ever since.

  4. Contessa Bianca Bertolli:

    If you want to learn to act and dress like a lady the one person to watch is Princess Catherine (Kate Middleton). She is a class act from start to finish.

  5. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz:

    Was Secretary Clinton awake or asleep when four Americans were being murdered? We don't know to this day, we do know Hillary told her daughter Chelsea, 'Well gosh, I knew it was a terrorist attack,' while we were out telling the American people it wasn't. You know, I'll tell you, in my house, if my daughter Catherine, the 5-year-old, says something she knows to be false, she gets a spanking.

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