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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Cyrus, Cyrus the Youngernoun

    Persian prince who was defeated in battle by his brother Artaxerxes II (424-401 BC)


  1. Cyrusnoun

    An ancient king of Persia.

  2. Cyrusnoun

    An ancient king of Persia, Cyrus the Great.

    Thus sayth Cyrus king of Persia, The Lord God of heauen hath giuen mee all the kingdomes of the earth, and he hath charged me to build him an house at Ierusalem, which is in Iudah.

  3. Cyrusnoun

    A male given name from Old Persian.

  4. Cyrusnoun

    A surname.

  5. Etymology: From Cyrus, from Κῦρος, from 03A403A203BD03A203C1. As a saints' name it has been identified by folk etymology with Ancient Greek κύριος.


  1. Cyrus

    Cyrus is a city in Pope County in the U.S. State of Minnesota, United States, along the Chippewa River. The population was 288 at the 2010 census.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Cyrus

    surnamed the Great, or the Elder, the founder of the Persian empire; began his conquests by overthrowing his grandfather Astyages, king of the Medes; subdued Croesus, king of Lydia; laid siege to Babylon and took it, and finished by being master of all Western Asia; was a prince of great energy and generosity, and left the nations he subjected and rendered tributary free in the observances of their religions and the maintenance of their institutions; this is the story of the historians, but it has since been considerably modified by study of the ancient monuments (560-529 B.C.).

  2. Cyrus

    surnamed the Younger, second son of Darius II.; conspired against his brother Artaxerxes Mnemon, was sentenced to death, pardoned, and restored to his satrapy in Asia Minor; conspired anew, raised a large army, including Greek mercenaries, marched against his brother, and was slain at Cunaxa, of which last enterprise and its fate an account is given in the "Anabasis" of Xenophon; d. 401 B.C.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cyrus in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cyrus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Cyrus in a Sentence

  1. Richard Simmons:

    No one should be worried about me, Simmons said. The people that surround me are wonderful people who take great care of me. WATCH: The Real Reason Richard Simmons Has Been in Hiding For Nearly a Year On Saturday, the New York Daily News published a long report citing on and off the record sources who expressed concern for Simmons' well-being. Simmons called the report very hurtful. I love all the people who worry about me, Simmons said. But it was time for me to take some time to be by myself. For the last 40 years I have been traveling, teaching classes, and I had a knee injury, so I had a knee replacement, which was very difficult for me… I have really just been taking it easy, staying at home, working out in my gym and doing the things I haven't done in a very long time. According to Simmons, he's been keeping in shape despite concern that he might need another knee replacement. In response to speculation he has avoided going out because he has gained weight, Simmons said, I still weigh 150. I work out every day. I have a gym at the house, and I am very healthy. Simmons was last photographed in January 2014 by TMZ. In November 2014, reports of Simmons' knee injury surfaced. Simmons took to Facebook then to thank his fans for their outpouring of love and concern. I have had a tough time dealing with this injury, as it is keeping me from doing what I truly love to do and that is to teach classes around the world, he wrote. Make sure you keep Sweatin'! NEWS: Richard Simmons Feels for Miley Cyrus The Sweatin' to the Oldies creator made his last public appearance in December 13, 2013, at SPARKLE: An All-Star Holiday Concert at ACME Comedy in Los Angeles. This is how I want to live my life right now.

  2. Anthony DiPietro:

    We know that at least two women that came forward were lied to by the district attorney's office and told that they were outside of the criminal statute of limitations, we can compare the medical records of when they were abused with the date that the final plea was entered. The statute of limitations was still intact for those patients, but Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance made the decision to not prosecute Robert Hadden for those assaults.

  3. Alyssa Milano:

    As a mom I would so love to have an award ceremony like the VMAs to watch with my kids because my son, who is 4, loves music so much, but obviously I don’t feel comfortable, we saw a little of it because my husband was watching it for work purposes, my son says ‘ why are there so many holes in [ Miley Cyrus' ] outfit ? ’ which I thought was amazing. So speaking of style, that’s her own personal style.

  4. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance:

    To the survivors : I owe and we owe an immense debt of courage to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance.

  5. Marissa Hoechstetter:

    Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance and The DA office simply do not have the public trust or credibility to conduct an investigation, and we call on Governor( Evelyn Yang) Cuomo and Attorney General( Letitia) James to immediately appoint a special prosecutor in Evelyn Yang place.

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    a bright spot on the parhelic circle; caused by diffraction by ice crystals
    • A. substrate
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