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ˈtɪm ə θiTim·o·th·y

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. timothy, herd's grass, Phleum pratensenoun

    grass with long cylindrical spikes grown in northern United States and Europe for hay

  2. Timothynoun

    a disciple of Saint Paul who became the leader of the Christian community at Ephesus

  3. timothynoun

    a grass grown for hay


  1. Timothynoun

    Books in the New Testament of the Bible (1 Timothy and 2 Timothy), epistles to Timothy.

  2. Timothynoun

    A companion of Paul.

  3. Timothynoun

    of biblical origin, also borne by early Christian saints.

  4. timothynoun

    any of several grasses, of the genus Phleum, native to Europe and Asia, widely cultivated as a fodder plant

  5. Etymology: Named after Timothy Hanson, who carried the seed from New England to Maryland about 1720.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Timothy

    alt. of Timothy grass

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Timothy

    tim′ō-thi, n. timothy-grass, the name commonly given to Phleum pratense, a grass much valued for feeding cattle—called also Cat's-tail grass or Meadow cat's-tail. [So named from Timothy Hanson, who introduced it to America about 1720.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Timothy

    a convert of St. Paul's, associate and deputy, to whom, as in charge of the Church at Ephesus, he wrote two epistles in the interval between his imprisonment and death at Rome, the First Epistle to direct him in the discharge of his pastoral duties, and the Second to invite him to Rome, and counsel him, should he not be dead before he arrived.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Timothy in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Timothy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Timothy in a Sentence

  1. Jonathan Crisp:

    What Timothy Hale-Cusanelli says is ridiculous.

  2. Wess Stafford:

    President Bush top security called me and said' this doesn't surprise me coming from President Bush, but if President Bush's going to sponsor this kid, we need to make sure the boy doesn't know who his sponsor is.' So, President Bush signed all President Bush letters to Timothy as' George Walker,'.

  3. Tim Crowley:

    They told Mel Christler that it was the first plane used by Dwight Eisenhower as president, so Mel Christler decided to restore it with another fellow named Harry Oliver... and they flew it around in the early'90s. Attempts to sell the plane fell through and, after Mel Christler died, it eventually ended up at Marana Regional Airport where it now sits, after changing ownership to another group which includes Harry Oliver. They are now trying to sell it. Various entities have voiced interest, but nobody has yet come up with the money. Timothy Coons, who served as flight engineer on the plane's last flight 10 years ago, said.

  4. Attorney General:

    The Office of Attorney General is committed to seeking justice for Timothy Piazza and Timothy Piazza family and holding responsible individuals accountable for Timothy Piazza and his family actions, consistent with the law and the evidence in this case.

  5. Mark McGee:

    What should we emphasize in our teaching We learn much from Paul's letters to Timothy and Titus. Paul mentored each and sent them out to the churches to encourage and instruct God's Children of Grace. Notice how often Paul uses the words 'command,' 'warn,' and 'remind' in his letters to Timothy and Titus. God wants us to be loving and gentle in the way we teach His children, but He also wants us to be strong, precise and decisive in what we declare. We are not 'asking' Christians to obey God's Word. We are 'telling' them what God commands. We have no special power in ourselves, but when we preach God's Word we have the 'Power' of God behind us Our preaching and teaching should be in the 'Power and Strength' of God. He gave us the responsibility and authority to declare His Word. We do it humbly, but we do it.

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