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ˈsɪər izceres

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ceresnoun

    (Roman mythology) goddess of agriculture; counterpart of Greek Demeter

  2. Ceresnoun

    the largest asteroid and the first discovered


  1. Ceresnoun

    The Roman goddess of agriculture; equivalent to the Greek goddess Demeter.

  2. Ceresnoun

    A celestial body orbiting between Mars and Jupiter, the largest asteroid and innermost dwarf planet; officially called 1 Ceres.

  3. Etymology: Ceres, goddess of the bounty, akin to creare, crescere, from ḱer-. More at create.


  1. ceres

    Ceres is a dwarf planet located in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. It's the largest object in the asteroid belt and was the first asteroid to be discovered in 1801. Ceres is also the only dwarf planet located in the inner solar system. In Roman mythology, Ceres is the goddess of agriculture, grain crops, fertility and motherly relationships.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ceresnoun

    the daughter of Saturn and Ops or Rhea, the goddess of corn and tillage

  2. Ceresnoun

    the first discovered asteroid

  3. Etymology: [L., Ceres, also corn, grain, akin to E. create.]


  1. Ceres

    In ancient Roman religion, Ceres was a goddess of agriculture, grain crops, fertility and motherly relationships. She was originally the central deity in Rome's so-called plebeian or Aventine Triad, then was paired with her daughter Proserpina in what Romans described as "the Greek rites of Ceres". Her seven-day April festival of Cerealia included the popular Ludi Ceriales. She was also honoured in the May lustration of fields at the Ambarvalia festival, at harvest-time, and during Roman marriages and funeral rites. Ceres is the only one of Rome's many agricultural deities to be listed among the Di Consentes, Rome's equivalent to the Twelve Olympians of Greek mythology. The Romans saw her as the counterpart of the Greek goddess Demeter, whose mythology was reinterpreted for Ceres in Roman art and literature.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ceres

    sē′rēz, n. the Roman name for the Greek Demētēr, goddess of tillage and corn.—adj. Cē′real, relating to corn or edible grain.—n.pl. Cē′reals, the grains used as food, such as wheat, barley, &c. [L. prob. from root of creāre, to create.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Ceres

    the Latin name for Demeter (q. v.); also the name of one of the asteroids, the first discovered, by Piazzi, in 1801.


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  1. Ceres

    (Ce′res), daughter of Saturn, the goddess of agriculture, and of the fruits of the earth. She taught Triptolemus how to grow corn, and sent him to teach the inhabitants of the earth. She was known by the names of Magna Dea, Bona Dea, Alma Mammosa, and Thesmorphonis. Ceres was the mother of Proserpine.

    “To Ceres bland, her annual rites be paid On the green turf beneath the fragrant shade.— ... Let all the hinds bend low at Ceres’ shrine, Mix honey sweet for her with milk and mellow wine, Thrice lead the victim the new fruits around, On Ceres call, and choral hymns resound.”

    “Ceres was she who first our furrows plowed, Who gave sweet fruits and every good allowed.” (Pope.)

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. CERES

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Ceres is ranked #81458 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Ceres surname appeared 232 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Ceres.

    62.9% or 146 total occurrences were White.
    20.6% or 48 total occurrences were Black.
    11.6% or 27 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    3.8% or 9 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ceres in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ceres in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Ceres in a Sentence

  1. Carol Raymond:

    Ceres has really surprised us, the first images have produced some really puzzling features.

  2. Chris Russell:

    Ceres’ bright spot can now be seen to have a companion of lesser brightness, but apparently in the same basin, this maybe pointing to a volcano-like origin of the spots, but we will have to wait for better resolution before we can make such geologic interpretations.

  3. Robert Mase:

    Ceres is a 'planet' that you've probably never heard of.

  4. Robert Mase:

    Dawn is about to make history, our team is ready and eager to find out what Ceres has in store for us.

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