Definitions

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

  • n. Greek Mythology The Muse of history.
  • n. A statuette awarded annually for outstanding achievement in radio and television advertising.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The Muse of history and heroic poetry.
  • proper n. A female given name.
  • proper n. A model of car by manufacturer Renault.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The Muse who presided over history.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In classical mythology, the muse who sings of glorious actions; specifically, the Muse of History.
  • n. [NL.] In zoology, a generic name for pteropods, variously used: A genus of thecosomatous pteropods, now generally called Cleodora (which see). Brown, 1756; Linnæus, 1767; Pelsener, 1887.
  • n. A genus of gymnosomatous pteropods, founded by O. F. Müller in 1776, now generally called Clione, and typical of the family Cliidæ (or Clionidæ).
  • n. In astronomy, asteroid 84, discovered by Luther in 1865.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (Greek mythology) the Muse of history

Etymologies

Latin Clīō, from Greek Kleiō, from kleiein, to tell; see kleu- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Ancient Greek kleein, (to make famous, celebrate) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • (Clio is the muse of history, and her measurements, I’m led to believe, are va-va-voom stuff when she lets down her hair and takes off those glasses.)

    I Sing of Fizzy Fluid Retention

  • Mr. Clio is taking out a loan because "Our compromised healthcare system is proving incapable of meeting the healthcare needs of one of my kids".

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • Everything that Tara despised about her home was glowing and warm - looking like an advertisement for low mortgage rates or pest control, and such a depressing show she had to call Clio and tell her about it.

    ‘Ravens’

  • Not many average people know there are Academy Awards for advertisers - they are known as the Clio Awards.

    The Clio Awards...

  • [7] In 1754 he bought a "fellow" for £40.5, another named Jack for £52.5 and a woman called Clio for £50.

    George Washington: Farmer

  • The young lady called Clio remarked in a quiet undertone: "Five people and two dogs to fetch down one old woman with a pipe."

    The Refugees

  • [7] In 1754 he bought a “fellow” for L40.5, another named Jack for L52.5 and a woman called Clio for L50.

    George Washington Farmer

  • In the college there was a literary club, consisting of the graduates and professors, and still known as The Clio-Sophic Society.

    Memoirs of Aaron Burr

  • Renault GCC is proud to introduce the all New Renault Symbol which represents the evolution of the successful Clio - popularly known as Clio Classic. related stories

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  • Reinforcing its commitment to offer UAE residents a wider product range choice, Renault GCC is proud to introduce the all New Renault Symbol which represents the evolution of the successful Clio - popularly known as Clio Classic.

    AME Info Latest News

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