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Definitions for Doris
ˈdɔr ɪs, ˈdoʊr-, ˈdɒr-doris

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Dorisnoun

    (Greek mythology) wife of Nereus and mother of the Nereids

  2. Dorisnoun

    a small region of ancient Greece where the Doric dialect was spoken


  1. doris

    "Doris" might have different meanings depending on the context it is used. It's primarily known as a female first name of Greek origin, meaning "gift" or "gift of the ocean". In Greek mythology, Doris was a sea nymph, one of the many daughters of Oceanus and Tethys. In geography, it is also a region in central Greece that was occupied by the Dorians. As a marine biological term, Doris is a genus of sea slugs.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dorisnoun

    a genus of nudibranchiate mollusks having a wreath of branchiae on the back

  2. Etymology: [L. Doris, the daughter of Oceanus, and wife of Nereus, Gr. .]


  1. Doris

    Doris is a "comedy opera" in three acts by Alfred Cellier, with a libretto by B. C. Stephenson. After the phenomenal success of Cellier and Stephenson's Dorothy, the pair were hoping for another big hit. Doris turned out to be only modestly successful. It opened at the Lyric Theatre in London on 20 April 1889 and ran for 202 performances. It starred Arthur Williams, Ben Davies, Alice Barnett, Hayden Coffin, Furneaux Cook and John Le Hay. The New York Times review stated: Another critic concluded, "The libretto of Doris is so feeble that I misdoubt even Cellier's music, the splendid mounting of the piece, and the interesting Elizabethan processions pulling it through. What judicious compression and unscrupulous 'gagging' may accomplish one cannot, of course, venture to prophesy. I understood that at the end of Dorothy's run very little if any of the original dialogue remained. It had been improved out of recognition. Still, both Dorothy and Falka rejoiced in plain straightforward stories everyone could understand. The difficulty is to make head or tail of Doris."

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Doris

    a small mountainous country of ancient Greece, S. of Thessaly, and embracing the valley of the Pindus.

  2. Doris

    the wife of Nereus, and mother of the Nereids.

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  1. Doris

    (Do′ris) was daughter of Oceanus, and sister of Nereus, two of the marine deities. From these two sisters sprang the several tribes of water nymphs.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. DORIS

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Doris is ranked #15978 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Doris surname appeared 1,817 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Doris.

    76.7% or 1,395 total occurrences were White.
    14.8% or 270 total occurrences were Black.
    6.4% or 117 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.1% or 21 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Doris in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Doris in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Doris in a Sentence

  1. Leigh Turner:

    There's Doris Tyler, Doris Tyler, for example, Arthur Caplan can still find Doris Tyler crowdfunding site online where Doris Tyler was seeking stem cell treatment for vision loss, doris Tyler ended up having a crowdfunding campaign, went to a clinic in Georgia, and then ended up being blinded by the so-called stem cell procedure there.

  2. Rose Marie:

    Oh my God, that’s the sweetest person who’s ever lived, we had more fun, more good times than I think two people have ever had working together. We talk to each other once a month on the phone. We talk about good times. We have a wonderful conversation every time we talk. I ’ll send her my spaghetti sauce, she sends me a piece of cake she’s made or something. We’re very close. Whatever you think about Doris, it’s true. She’s as sweet and as wonderful as anybody you’ve ever known. I just adore here.

  3. Arthur Caplan:

    Doris Tyler ended up having a crowdfunding campaign, went to a clinic in Georgia, and then ended up being blinded by the so-called stem cell procedure there.

  4. Bill Cassara:

    Would you believe the person who wrote that letter was kind enough to put his name and return address? it was somewhere in Northern California. And my contact told me the guy was a wheelchair-bound paraplegic. The deputy assured me they were going to this guy’s house and make sure it would never happen again. Doris and Terry were a bit relieved but it certainly brought up those fears. Those fears certainly never left Terry.

  5. Bill Cassara:

    No one would ever talk about the Manson murders in front of Terry, terry was a very paranoid person. He did not like to be around crowds. He certainly didn’t like being recognized. If there was an event for Doris, he always went through the proper channels to hire seven deputies and a sergeant to provide security. Hewould tell us, ‘I want you guys to be in every shot taken of Doris.’ I remember for one event, he asked me to escort her for a luncheon because public events just made him very uncomfortable.

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