Ceres


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Ce·res

 (sîr′ēz)
n.
1. Roman Mythology The goddess of agriculture.
2. The closest dwarf planet to the sun, with an orbit between Mars and Jupiter. Ceres was the first object in the asteroid belt to be discovered.

[Latin Cerēs; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]

Ceres

(ˈsɪəriːz)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) the Roman goddess of agriculture. Greek counterpart: Demeter

Ceres

(ˈsɪəriːz)
n
(Celestial Objects) the smallest dwarf planet in the solar system, located in the asteroid belt. It has a diameter of 930 kilometres

Ce•res

(ˈsɪər iz)

n.
1. a Roman goddess of agriculture, identified with the Greek goddess Demeter.
2. an asteroid, the first to be discovered, being the largest and one of the brightest.

Ce·res

(sîr′ēz)
A dwarf planet that orbits the sun between Mars and Jupiter. Ceres was formerly classified as an asteroid and is located in the asteroid belt. It has a diameter of 580 miles (934 kilometers).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Ceres - (Roman mythology) goddess of agricultureCeres - (Roman mythology) goddess of agriculture; counterpart of Greek Demeter
Roman mythology - the mythology of the ancient Romans
2.Ceres - the largest asteroid and the first discovered
Translations

Ceres

[ˈsɪəriːz] nCerere f
References in classic literature ?
Mother Ceres was exceedingly fond of her daughter Proserpina, and seldom let her go alone into the fields.
Nor did I yet perceive that she was lost, Nor never backward turned I my mind; Till we came to the hill whereon there stood The old temple dedicated to Ceres.
He sacrifices not to Ceres and the Terrestrial Jove, but to the infernal Plutus rather.
While thus he spake, th' Angelic Squadron bright Turnd fierie red, sharpning in mooned hornes Thir Phalanx, and began to hemm him round With ported Spears, as thick as when a field Of CERES ripe for harvest waving bends Her bearded Grove of ears, which way the wind Swayes them; the careful Plowman doubting stands Least on the threshing floore his hopeful sheaves Prove chaff.
That tribute, which it would seem nations must ever pay, by way of a weary probation, around the shrine of Ceres, before they can be indulged in her fullest favours, is in some measure exacted in America, from the descendant instead of the ancestor.
So again when Ceres fell in love with Iasion, and yielded to him in a thrice-ploughed fallow field, Jove came to hear of it before so very long and killed Iasion with his thunderbolts.
She is as erect in her comely embonpoint as a statue of Ceres; and her dark face, with its delicate aquiline nose, firm proud mouth, and small, intense, black eye, is so keen and sarcastic in its expression that you instinctively substitute a pack of cards for the chess-men and imagine her telling your fortune.
And those that held Phylace and the flowery meadows of Pyrasus, sanctuary of Ceres; Iton, the mother of sheep; Antrum upon the sea, and Pteleum that lies upon the grass lands.
All he had to shower was vegetables, and he showered them in a way that would have caused the goddess Ceres to be talked about.
Now we learn what patient periods must round themselves before the rock is formed; then before the rock is broken, and the first lichen race has disintegrated the thinnest external plate into soil, and opened the door for the remote Flora, Fauna, Ceres, and Pomona to come in.
There is also a Ceres. She is another very fair divinity.
"God only knows, Captain Giles," was my sin- cere answer.