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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.
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.]
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)
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.
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|Noun||1.||timothy - 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
|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
Timothy[ˈtɪməθɪ] N → Timoteo
n → Timotheus m