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Catherine

(ˈkæθrɪn)
n
(Biography) Saint. died 307 ad, legendary Christian martyr of Alexandria, who was tortured on a spiked wheel and beheaded
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Cath•er•ine

(ˈkæθ ər ɪn, ˈkæθ rɪn)
n.
1. Catherine I, (Marfa Skavronskaya) 1684?–1727, Lithuanian wife of Peter the Great: empress of Russia 1725–27.
2. Catherine II, (Sophia Augusta of Anhalt-Zerbst) ( “Catherine the Great” ) 1729–96, empress of Russia 1762–96.
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Noun1.Catherine - first wife of Henry VIIICatherine - first wife of Henry VIII; Henry VIII's divorce from her was the initial step of the Reformation in England (1485-1536)
2.Catherine - empress of Russia who greatly increased the territory of the empire (1729-1796)
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Translations
Kateřina
Katharina
Katariina
Katalin
Catharijne
Katarina
Katarzyna
Katarína
Katarina

Catherine

[ˈkæθərɪn]
A. NCatalina
B. CPD Catherine wheel N (= firework) → girándula f
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Catherine

nKatharina f
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The power of displaying the grandeur of his patroness to his wondering visitors, and of letting them see her civility towards himself and his wife, was exactly what he had wished for; and that an opportunity of doing it should be given so soon, was such an instance of Lady Catherine's condescension, as he knew not how to admire enough.
Lady Catherine is far from requiring that elegance of dress in us which becomes herself and her daughter.
While they were dressing, he came two or three times to their different doors, to recommend their being quick, as Lady Catherine very much objected to be kept waiting for her dinner.
There was once a man called Frederick: he had a wife whose name was Catherine, and they had not long been married.
I am going to work in the fields; when I come back I shall be hungry so let me have something nice cooked, and a good draught of ale.' 'Very well,' said she, 'it shall all be ready.' When dinner-time drew nigh, Catherine took a nice steak, which was all the meat she had, and put it on the fire to fry.
Away ran Catherine, and away ran the dog across the field: but he ran faster than she, and stuck close to the steak.
No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy would have supposed her born to be an heroine.
Morland was a very good woman, and wished to see her children everything they ought to be; but her time was so much occupied in lying-in and teaching the little ones, that her elder daughters were inevitably left to shift for themselves; and it was not very wonderful that Catherine, who had by nature nothing heroic about her, should prefer cricket, baseball, riding on horseback, and running about the country at the age of fourteen, to books -- or at least books of information -- for, provided that nothing like useful knowledge could be gained from them, provided they were all story and no reflection, she had never any objection to books at all.
Morland were all compliance, and Catherine all happiness.
The master's bad ways and bad companions formed a pretty example for Catherine and Heathcliff.
I did not marvel how Catherine Earnshaw could forget her first friend for such an individual.
Catherine had kept up her acquaintance with the Lintons since her five-weeks' residence among them; and as she had no temptation to show her rough side in their company, and had the sense to be ashamed of being rude where she experienced such invariable courtesy, she imposed unwittingly on the old lady and gentleman by her ingenious cordiality; gained the admiration of Isabella, and the heart and soul of her brother: acquisitions that flattered her from the first - for she was full of ambition - and led her to adopt a double character without exactly intending to deceive any one.