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Definitions for Timothy
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.


  1. Timothy

    Timothy is a masculine name. It comes from the Greek name Τιμόθεος (Timόtheos) meaning "honouring God", "in God's honour", or "honoured by God". Timothy (and its variations) is a common name in several countries.


  1. timothy

    Timothy can refer to two things: 1. A male given name that originated from the Greek name Τιμόθεος (Timόtheos) meaning "honoring God" or "honored by God". There are various notable figures named Timothy, both in history and the Bible. 2. A type of perennial grass, also known as Timothy-grass, meadow cat's-tail or common cat's tail. It is a common feed plant for livestock and a major component of hay. It is named after Timothy Hanson, an American farmer who promoted its use in the 18th century.

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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Timothy is ranked #11204 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Timothy surname appeared 2,821 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Timothy.

    66% or 1,864 total occurrences were White.
    21.1% or 597 total occurrences were Black.
    5.6% or 159 total occurrences were Asian.
    2.6% or 75 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.6% or 75 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.8% or 51 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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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. Sean Murray:

    It has been a wonderful ride so far, timothy McGee was unlike any character I had ever played before but I had a very clear idea of who Timothy McGee was.

  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. Samaria Rice:

    Timothy Loehmann can't be trusted. I hope that the Supreme Court does not give him a chance to get back his job, the fact that the Cleveland police union is still trying to get him his job despite him killing my child and lying on his application to become a police officer shows you just how immoral that organization's leadership is.

  4. 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.

  5. John Rappaport:

    The court's decision in Timothy Tyrone Foster will impact how easy it is for prosecutors to get away with excluding prospective jurors on the basis of race.

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