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Tim·o·thy

 (tĭm′ə-thē)
n.
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Timothy

, Saint First century ad.
Christian leader and companion of Saint Paul. Two epistles of the New Testament, ascribed to Paul, are addressed to him.

tim·o·thy

 (tĭm′ə-thē)
n. pl. tim·o·thies
Any of several grasses of the genus Phleum, especially P. pratense, native to Eurasia and naturalized in North America, which has a dense cylindrical inflorescence of compressed, one-flowered spikelets and is widely cultivated for hay.

[Probably after Timothy Hanson, an 18th-century American farmer.]

Timothy

(ˈtɪməθɪ)
n
1. (Biography) Saint. a disciple of Paul, who became leader of the Christian community at Ephesus. Feast day: Jan 26 or 22
2. (Bible) either of the two books addressed to him (in full The First and Second Epistles of Paul the Apostle to Timothy), containing advice on pastoral matters

tim•o•thy

(ˈtɪm ə θi)

n., pl. -thies.
a coarse grass, Phleum pratense, having cylindrical spikes: used as fodder.
[1730–40; after Timothy Hanson, American farmer who cultivated it in the early 18th century]

Tim•o•thy

(ˈtɪm ə θi)

n.
1. a disciple and companion of the apostle Paul, to whom Paul is supposed to have addressed two Epistles.
2. either of these Epistles, I Timothy or II Timothy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.timothy - grass with long cylindrical spikes grown in northern United States and Europe for haytimothy - grass with long cylindrical spikes grown in northern United States and Europe for hay
timothy - a grass grown for hay
grass - narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
genus Phleum, Phleum - grasses native to temperate regions
2.Timothy - a disciple of Saint Paul who became the leader of the Christian community at Ephesus
3.timothy - a grass grown for hay
hay - grass mowed and cured for use as fodder
herd's grass, Phleum pratense, timothy - grass with long cylindrical spikes grown in northern United States and Europe for hay
Translations

Timothy

[ˈtɪməθɪ] NTimoteo

Timothy

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References in classic literature ?
Timothy will take the open buggy and drive you over.
Promptly at twenty minutes to four the next afternoon Timothy and Nancy drove off in the open buggy to meet the expected guest.
I saw a suppressed smile on his face, and said hotly that Timothy was as good a name as David.
Of course there are the trades- men's carts--the butcher, the fishman and Timothy Baker.
But one lived, Timothy, and him his father considered dead because he had taken service with the Iron Heel in the Mercenaries.
The next day the little man came, and she began with TIMOTHY, ICHABOD, BENJAMIN, JEREMIAH, and all the names she could remember; but to all and each of them he said, 'Madam, that is not my name.
Colonel Timothy Pickering, with thirty or forty militia-men, prevented the English colonel, Leslie, with four times as many regular soldiers, from taking possession of some military stores.
As the conversation of fellows of this kind is of all others the most detestable to men of any sense, the cloth was no sooner removed than Mr Jones withdrew, and a little barbarously left poor Mrs Whitefield to do a penance, which I have often heard Mr Timothy Harris, and other publicans of good taste, lament, as the severest lot annexed to their calling, namely, that of being obliged to keep company with their guests.
Nicholas finds further Favour in the Eyes of the brothers Cheeryble and Mr Timothy Linkinwater.
Two o' the sons, Jamie an' Timothy uz married an' be goun' tull sea.
The judges have decided, for the sake of good feelin', that Timothy McManus will also run.
Crimsworth watched sharply for defects, but found none; he set Timothy Steighton, his favourite and head man, to watch also.