American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Greek Mythology A daughter of Priam, the king of Troy, endowed with the gift of prophecy but fated by Apollo never to be believed.
- n. One that utters unheeded prophecies.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, a genus of ericaceous plants, of a single species, native of the cooler portions of Europe, Asia, and North America. C. calyculata is a low shrub of the northern United States, with coriaceous evergreen leaves (hence its common name of leather-leaf), and cylindrical white flowers appearing in early spring.
- n. Greek mythology Daughter of King Priam of Troy and his queen Hecuba, who captured the eye of Apollo and was granted the ability to see the future. However, she was destined to never be believed.
- n. A female given name.
- n. A person who makes predictions which are never believed but turn out to be true.
- n. (Greek mythology) a prophetess in Troy during the Trojan War whose predictions were true but were never believed
- Ancient Greek Κασσάνδρα (Kassandra). (Wiktionary)
- Latin, from Greek Kassandra. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I also like the villain Cassandra from the last two seasons of Dr. Who, just a skein of skin stretched upon a framework.”
“Oh, and Cassandra is perfectly right: All the best stories really do begin with once upon a time”
“Â His sister, Cassandra, is the quiet one who only likes men.”
“Â Cassandra is the only one of the three who could care less about life beyond the walls of our home.”
“Being the Cassandra is no picnic, no matter what brave face I try to put on by joking about it.”
“The camera stays focused on Wayne, as he cannot afford any time delay because his relationship with Cassandra is in severe trouble.”
“Billed as “distributed storage system for managing structured data while providing reliability at a massive scale,” Cassandra is basically fusing the database referencing model with the near infinite capacity of the global and clustered file systems.”
“Cassandra is bewildered, in fact, when the judges in a courtroom ask her if she was a machine.”
“Consider This: People will probably assume this name starts with a C and is a nickname for Cassandra.”
“Consequently, I tend to think that the * idea* of Cassandra is more lovely than the * actual* Cassandra ... which is still true, but it turned out she wasn't as drawn and tense as the commander character, so I was happy to see that.”
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Those who connect with spirits, predict the future, and read our minds.
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