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 (dôr′ĭs, dŏr′-)
An ancient region of central Greece. It was the traditional homeland of the Dorians.
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slang a woman
[C20: from the girl's name Doris]


(in ancient Greece) n
1. (Placename) a small landlocked area north of the Gulf of Corinth. Traditionally regarded as the home of the Dorians, it was perhaps settled by some of them during their southward migration
2. (Placename) the coastal area of Caria in SW Asia Minor, settled by Dorians


(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a sea nymph
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(ˈdɔr ɪs, ˈdoʊr-, ˈdɒr-)

1. an ancient region in central Greece: traditionally the earliest home of the Dorians.
2. a region in SW Asia Minor, on the coast of Caria: Dorian settlements.
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Noun1.Doris - (Greek mythology) wife of Nereus and mother of the Nereids
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
2.Doris - a small region of ancient Greece where the Doric dialect was spoken
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
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References in classic literature ?
I love her already, by her Christian name; she is my friend Doris. And she reciprocates my sentiments.
I did exactly what you have done the day before yesterday.' Such was the beginning of my friendship with Lady Doris Janeaway.
I applied for information to the only lady present who shone on the company with a cheerful face--my friend Doris, of course.
'My portraits,' Lady Doris remarked, 'are the only complete specimens.
(Lady Doris, please notice, quotes in this place the language of his admirers; and I report Lady Doris.)
Need I say that I have often spoken of you to Doris, and that she entreats you to be her friend as well as mine, when we meet again in England?
(15) who with the lord Apollo and the Rivers have youths in their keeping -- to this charge Zeus appointed them -- Peitho, and Admete, and Ianthe, and Electra, and Doris, and Prymno, and Urania divine in form, Hippo, Clymene, Rhodea, and Callirrhoe, Zeuxo and Clytie, and Idyia, and Pasithoe, Plexaura, and Galaxaura, and lovely Dione, Melobosis and Thoe and handsome Polydora, Cerceis lovely of form, and soft eyed Pluto, Perseis, Ianeira, Acaste, Xanthe, Petraea the fair, Menestho, and Europa, Metis, and Eurynome, and Telesto saffron-clad, Chryseis and Asia and charming Calypso, Eudora, and Tyche, Amphirho, and Ocyrrhoe, and Styx who is the chiefest of them all.
It was in their undergraduate days, however, in the midst of their profoundest plunges into the mysteries of organic chemistry, that Doris Van Benschoten entered into their lives.
There were Glauce, Thalia and Cymodoce, Nesaia, Speo, Thoe and dark-eyed Halie, Cymothoe, Actaea and Limnorea, Melite, Iaera, Amphithoe and Agave, Doto and Proto, Pherusa and Dynamene, Dexamene, Amphinome and Callianeira, Doris, Panope, and the famous sea-nymph Galatea, Nemertes, Apseudes and Callianassa.
Santa Cruz -- Expedition up the River -- Indians -- Immense Streams of Basaltic Lava -- Fragments not transported by the River -- Excavations of the Valley -- Condor, Habits of -- Cordillera -- Erratic Boulders of great size -- Indian Relics -- Return to the Ship -- Falkland Islands -- Wild Horses, Cattle, Rabbits -- Wolf-like Fox -- Fire made of Bones -- Manner of Hunting Wild Cattle -- Geology -- Streams of Stones -- Scenes of Violence -- Penguins -- Geese -- Eggs of Doris -- Compound Animals.
Doris's siblings were George, Rita, Eric, John and Ronald.