What does Cinderella mean?

Definitions for Cinderella
ˌsɪn dəˈrɛl əcin·derel·la

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Cinderellanoun

    a woman whose merits were not been recognized but who then achieves sudden success and recognition

  2. Cinderellanoun

    a fictional young girl who is saved from her stepmother and stepsisters by her fairy godmother and a handsome prince

Wiktionary

  1. Cinderellanoun

    A mistreated and impoverished girl.

  2. Cinderellanoun

    Rising unexpectedly from obscurity to success, as a Cinderella team.

  3. Cinderellanoun

    Neglected and denied resources, as a Cinderella service.

  4. Cinderellanoun

    A stamp or stamp-like label issued for purposes other than postal administration, not issued by a central government, or not listed in most general catalogues.

  5. Cinderellanoun

    A woman employed to clean, especially to remove ash from stoves and fireplaces.

  6. Cinderellanoun

    A popular fairy tale embodying a classic folk tale myth-element of unjust oppression and triumphant reward, of which there were hundreds of versions before modern times.

  7. Cinderellanoun

    The main character in this story, a mistreated and impoverished girl. At a royal ball she meets a handsome prince who later identifies her with a dropped article, most commonly a slipper, and removes her from her poverty.

  8. cinderellanoun

    A small piece of printed paper resembling a postage stamp, but without any postal value.

  9. Etymology: From cinder, as if little cinder girl. Compare French.

Wikipedia

  1. Cinderella

    "Cinderella", or "The Little Glass Slipper", is a folk tale with thousands of variants throughout the world. The protagonist is a young woman living in forsaken circumstances that are suddenly changed to remarkable fortune, with her ascension to the throne via marriage. The story of Rhodopis, recounted by the Greek geographer Strabo sometime between around 7 BC and AD 23, about a Greek slave girl who marries the king of Egypt, is usually considered to be the earliest known variant of the Cinderella story.The first literary European version of the story was published in Italy by Giambattista Basile in his Pentamerone in 1634; the version that is now most widely known in the English-speaking world was published in French by Charles Perrault in Histoires ou contes du temps passé in 1697. Another version was later published as Aschenputtel by the Brothers Grimm in their folk tale collection Grimms' Fairy Tales in 1812. Although the story's title and main character's name change in different languages, in English-language folklore Cinderella is an archetypal name. The word Cinderella has, by analogy, come to mean someone whose attributes are unrecognized, or someone unexpectedly achieves recognition or success after a period of obscurity and neglect. The still-popular story of Cinderella continues to influence popular culture internationally, lending plot elements, allusions, and tropes to a wide variety of media.

ChatGPT

  1. cinderella

    Cinderella is a character from a classic fairy tale known as "Cinderella" that originated from various folk tales around the world. She is portrayed as a young woman living in unfortunate circumstances which suddenly change to remarkable fortune due to her patient, kind and pure character. This fairy tale typically includes elements such as the wicked stepmother, the fairy godmother, and the glass slipper. Cinderella is often used as a general term now for someone who gains unexpected success after a period of obscurity and neglect.

Wikidata

  1. Cinderella

    "Cinderella," or "The Little Glass Slipper", is a folk tale embodying a myth-element of unjust oppression/triumphant reward. Thousands of variants are known throughout the world. The title character is a young woman living in unfortunate circumstances that are suddenly changed to remarkable fortune. The story was first published by Charles Perrault in Histoires ou contes du temps passé in 1697, and later by the Brothers Grimm in their folk tale collection Grimms' Fairy Tales. Although both the story's title and the character's name change in different languages, in English-language folklore "Cinderella" is the archetypal name. The word "cinderella" has, by analogy, come to mean one whose attributes were unrecognized, or one who unexpectedly achieves recognition or success after a period of obscurity and neglect. The still-popular story of "Cinderella" continues to influence popular culture internationally, lending plot elements, allusions, and tropes to a wide variety of media.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Cinderella

    the youngest member of a family who must drudge at home while her elder sisters go to balls, till one day a fairy befriends her and conveys her to a ball, where she shines as the centre of attraction, and wins the regard of a prince. On quitting the hall she leaves a slipper behind her, by means of which she is identified by the prince, who finds that hers is the only foot that the slipper will fit, and marries her. The story in one version or another is a very ancient and wide-spread one.

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Who Was Who?

  1. Cinderella

    The only scullion maid who had a small foot and two sisters in society. Historians have questioned her claims to fame, but they may easily be substantiated by millions of children.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cinderella in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cinderella in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Cinderella in a Sentence

  1. United States:

    Curaçao is a team we can't take lightly, we know that for sure, to me it's a Cinderella story... it's what the @GoldCup is about.

  2. Ahmed Zayat:

    Cinderella stories don't always have Cinderella endings.

  3. Becky Stewart:

    Becky recalled. Shawn and Becky Stewart with daughter Maddie, now age three. The East Stroudsburg parents recently coordinated for two cosplay actors dressed as Disney's Cinderella and Moana to give their young daughter a birthday shoutout. (SWNS) CLICK HERE FOR FOX NEWS CONTINUING CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE In a larger sense, the grateful parent voiced her thanks for those going above and beyond to brighten up childrens birthdays and milestones amid the darkness of the pandemic. This is such a difficult time for everyone, so its really phenomenal that Maddie and other kids still get to have something special happen on their birthdays. It definitely made my daughters day.

  4. Winsome Sears:

    One shoe can change your life, just ask Cinderella.

  5. Talia Pan:

    Because of (a) drinking water shortage in the southwestern coastal area in the 1960s, (residents) had to drill deep wells to get drinking water. Because of arsenic in the water, there were cases of Blackfoot disease ... (which if) severe, the only option to save a life is to amputate both legs, because of this, a lot of women lost the opportunity to walk into marriage, walk into a new life chapter on high-heeled shoes ... Because of that history, we hope to create a place in Chiayi County, where people can get married, invoking the fairy tale of Cinderella.

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