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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Demetrius, Demetrius I, Demetrius Poliorcetesnoun

    son of Antigonus Cyclops and king of Macedonia; he and his father were defeated at the battle of Ipsus (337-283 BC)


  1. Demetriusnoun

    A male given name from Ancient Greek, of mostly historical use in English.

  2. Etymology: From Ancient Greek Δημήτριος (Dēmḗtrios, literally " belonging to Δημήτηρ (Dēmḗtēr), the earth goddess") ; from Δή (Dḗ), an early form of γῆ (gê, " earth") + μήτηρ (mḗtēr, " mother").


  1. Demetrius

    Demetrius is the Latinized form of the Ancient Greek male given name Dēmḗtrios (Δημήτριος), meaning “Demetris” - "devoted to goddess Demeter". Alternate forms include Demetrios, Dimitrios, Dimitris, Dmytro, Dimitri, Dimitrie, Dimitar, Dumitru, Demitri, Dhimitër, and Dimitrije, in addition to other forms (such as Russian Dmitry) descended from it.


  1. Demetrius

    The name Demetrius occurs in two places in the Bible, both in the New Testament: ⁕a Diana-worshipping silversmith who incited a riot against the Apostle Paul. ⁕a disciple commended in 3 John 1:12. Possibly the bearer of the letters of 1, 2 and 3 John, Demetrius is commended to the early Christian leader Gaius as one who upholds the truth of the Gospel, and as such should be welcomed and provided for.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Demetrius

    the name of two kings of Macedonia who ruled over the country, the first from 290 to 289 B.C., and the second from 240 to 229 B.C.

  2. Demetrius

    or Dimitri, the name of several sovereigns of Russia, and of four adventurers called the four false Dimitri.

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    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Demetrius is ranked #42455 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Demetrius surname appeared 511 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Demetrius.

    68.3% or 349 total occurrences were Black.
    22.3% or 114 total occurrences were White.
    7% or 36 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.3% or 7 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Demetrius in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Demetrius in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Demetrius in a Sentence

  1. Christopher Faraone:

    Most of the curses are what we call binding spells: they aim at binding or inhibiting the performance of a rival. A lot of them have to do with legal cases. They say things like, Bind the tongue and the thoughts of so-and-so, who is about to testify against me on Monday, we have some that are aimed at rival musicians or actors, and a couple that seem to be connected with athletics. We have some that run something like this, Bind Helen, so that she is unsuccessful when she flirts or makes love with Demetrius. But the great majority of them seem to be connected with lawsuits.

  2. Justin Miller:

    These are crimes. It's not something that you do in the line of duty. They are above and beyond the scope of what a police officer should be doing, if these officers saw Demetrius do what they did to him to someone else, they would immediately put him in jail and he'd be tried and convicted -- so, we want the same thing to happen to them.

  3. Athenus:

    It was a saying of Demetrius Phalereus, that 'Men having often abandoned what was visible for the sake of what was uncertain, have not got what they expected, and have lost what they had,--being unfortunate by an enigmatical sort of calamity.'

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    either of two different animal or plant species living in close association but not interdependent
    • A. lacerate
    • B. commensal
    • C. numinous
    • D. currish

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