from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Roman Mythology The goddess of agriculture.
- n. A dwarf planet orbiting in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. The Roman goddess of agriculture; equivalent to the Greek goddess Demeter.
- proper n. A celestial body orbiting between Mars and Jupiter, the largest asteroid and innermost dwarf planet; officially called 1 Ceres.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The daughter of Saturn and Ops or Rhea, the goddess of corn and tillage.
- n. The first discovered asteroid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In class. myth., the name given by the Romans to the Greek goddess Demeter, whose worship they adopted with some subordinate differences.
- n. An asteroid discovered by Piazzi at Palermo, Sicily, in 1801.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (Roman mythology) goddess of agriculture; counterpart of Greek Demeter
- n. the largest asteroid and the first discovered
Latin Cerēs.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin Cerēs, goddess of the bounty, akin to crēare ("to create"), crēscere ("to grow"), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱer- (“to grow”). More at create. (Wiktionary)