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ˈkæθ ər ɪn, ˈkæθ rɪnCather·ine

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Catherine of Aragon, Catherinenoun

    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 Greatnoun

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


  1. Catherinenoun

    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

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

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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. Paul Laxalt:

    With massive job losses, rising violent crime, and sky-high inflation, Nevada has experienced the failures of Joe Biden's agenda more than any other state, catherine Cortez Masto enables the woke left as they lead our country into stagnation and decline.

  2. Prince William:

    She's been a little joy of heaven but at the same time, it is more responsibility looking after two little ones, especially when (her older brother) George is around, 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.

  3. Noor Khan:

    My daughter Catherine, she had good heart, she had a good heart, a good soul.

  4. Catherine Morton:

    Catherine Morton hasn't been right ever since.

  5. Harry Reid:

    Catherine Cortez Masto's obviously taking a look at her, I think that is good.

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