Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A town of northeast Illinois, an industrial and residential suburb of Chicago. Population: 81,800.
  • Cicero, Marcus Tullius 106-43 B.C. Roman statesman, orator, and philosopher. A major figure in the last years of the Republic, he is best known for his orations against Catiline and for his mastery of Latin prose. His later writings introduced Greek philosophy to Rome.

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  • proper n. The Roman statesman and orator Mārcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Pica type; -- so called by French printers.

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  • n. a Roman statesman and orator remembered for his mastery of Latin prose (106-43 BC)
  • n. a linear unit of the size of type slightly larger than an em

Etymologies

Latin Cicero, a cognomen in reference to warts (cicer = chickpea). The Latinate form, based on the nominative, displaced Middle English Ciceroun, based on the oblique stem. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And if ˜the organism descended from sperm s and egg e™ indeed expresses an essence of Cicero, it must designate just Cicero in all possible worlds, and hence rigidly: so, given that the statement at issue is necessarily true, ˜Cicero™ must be rigid, too.

    Rigid Designators

  • I can almost think I read in the parallel, which I fear will soon be drawn between the rise and fall of the British and Roman empire, something like this; -- "Rome had her CICERO; Britain her CAMDEN: Cicero, who had preserved Rome from the conspiracy of _Catiline_, was banished:

    A Year's Journey through France and Part of Spain, Volume II (of 2)

  • I know the quote attributed to Cicero is bogus — it’s been floating around the Net forever, and no one’s ever found a source in Cicero’s extant works or a contemporaneous author quoting Cicero.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Kids These Days

  • Handy Andy in Cicero has been, like, five different stores since it disappeared.

    I've never been prouder to hail from the 708 area code than I am today | EW.com

  • A recent book, American Cicero, is worth reading, if only for the discourse that this man brought.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The Democratic Strategist misdescribes some legal issues

  • While attending an awards ceremony at my local High School, I was blown away when the Latin teacher had his students recite in Latin Cicero's speech, Pro Archia.

    Nina Sankovitch: What I am Reading This Summer and Why

  • OT Do you know what figures Cicero is hinting at on his latest post?

    Winston Scissor Hands

  • My head says Cicero is right when he says of a separation between England and Scotland: it is a potential disaster for the security of the peoples of the current Kingdom, leaving two smaller states far weaker than their collective strength.

    Can the UK survive? And do we care?

  • "There are nine times more people living in Cicero, Il. who came from tiny Joaquin Amaro Zacatecas than there are left in Amaro."

    Migration Empties Villages of Workers

  • The name of Cicero was famous by this time, even outside Rome, and people turned out to see him en masse, especially in the larger towns where law was practiced, for the speeches he had prepared for the prosecution of Verres—even those he had not delivered—had been extensively copied and circulated.

    Imperium

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