What does Timothy mean?

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.

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. Ramsey County:

    On behalf of the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners and this entire organization, I extend our profound apologies today to Devin Sullivan, Mohamud Salad, Timothy Ivory, Anabel Herrera, Stanley Hafoka, Nathaniel Gomez-Haustein, Cedric Dodds and Chelsea Cox.

  2. Jonathan Crisp:

    What Timothy Hale-Cusanelli says is ridiculous.

  3. Timothy Alexander:

    I was in a very, very tough place. I didn't want to be around. I didn't want to be here. I didn't know how society would view me, but it wasn't about society. It was about how I viewed Timothy Alexander.

  4. Jonathan Crisp:

    Timothy Hale-Cusanelli makes extreme statements to get attention( and) offends people along the way, it was groupthink.

  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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    a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)
    • A. endeavor
    • B. empire
    • C. rateables
    • D. nuisance

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