What does Ceres mean?
Definitions for Ceres
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Ceres.
(Roman mythology) goddess of agriculture; counterpart of Greek Demeter
the largest asteroid and the first discovered
The Roman goddess of agriculture; equivalent to the Greek goddess Demeter.
A celestial body orbiting between Mars and Jupiter, the largest asteroid and innermost dwarf planet; officially called 1 Ceres.
Etymology: Ceres, goddess of the bounty, akin to creare, crescere, from ḱer-. More at create.
the daughter of Saturn and Ops or Rhea, the goddess of corn and tillage
the first discovered asteroid
Etymology: [L., Ceres, also corn, grain, akin to E. create.]
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
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
the Latin name for Demeter (q. v.); also the name of one of the asteroids, the first discovered, by Piazzi, in 1801.
Ceres develops & markets low-carbon, non-food grasses for advanced biofuels and biopower. Their energy crops can provide more fuel or electricity, new opportunities for growers and a cleaner environment for us all.
The ceres symbol -- In this Symbols.com article you will learn about the meaning of the ceres symbol and its characteristic.
(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
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.
Anagrams for Ceres »
The numerical value of Ceres in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Ceres in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of Ceres in a Sentence
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.
Ceres is a 'planet' that you've probably never heard of.
Dawn is about to make history, our team is ready and eager to find out what Ceres has in store for us.
Ceres has really surprised us, the first images have produced some really puzzling features.
Popularity rank by frequency of use
Translations for Ceres
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for Ceres »
Find a translation for the Ceres definition in other languages:
Select another language:
- - Select -
- 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
- 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
- Español (Spanish)
- Esperanto (Esperanto)
- 日本語 (Japanese)
- Português (Portuguese)
- Deutsch (German)
- العربية (Arabic)
- Français (French)
- Русский (Russian)
- ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
- 한국어 (Korean)
- עברית (Hebrew)
- Gaeilge (Irish)
- Українська (Ukrainian)
- اردو (Urdu)
- Magyar (Hungarian)
- मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
- Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Italiano (Italian)
- தமிழ் (Tamil)
- Türkçe (Turkish)
- తెలుగు (Telugu)
- ภาษาไทย (Thai)
- Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
- Čeština (Czech)
- Polski (Polish)
- Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Românește (Romanian)
- Nederlands (Dutch)
- Ελληνικά (Greek)
- Latinum (Latin)
- Svenska (Swedish)
- Dansk (Danish)
- Suomi (Finnish)
- فارسی (Persian)
- ייִדיש (Yiddish)
- հայերեն (Armenian)
- Norsk (Norwegian)
- English (English)
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"Ceres." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 26 Mar. 2023. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/Ceres>.
Discuss these Ceres definitions with the community:
We're doing our best to make sure our content is useful, accurate and safe.
If by any chance you spot an inappropriate comment while navigating through our website please use this form to let us know, and we'll take care of it shortly.
You need to be logged in to favorite.