from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Mythology An ancient Egyptian goddess of fertility, the sister and wife of Osiris.
- The upper Thames River in south-central England in the vicinity of Oxford. The name is used locally and in literature.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A complex ancient Egyptian goddess. Wife of Osiris and mother of Horus. Worshiped as the ideal mother and wife as well as the matron of nature and magic.
- proper n. The River Thames.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The principal goddess worshiped by the Egyptians. She was regarded as the mother of Horus, and the sister and wife of Osiris. The Egyptians adored her as the goddess of fecundity, and as the great benefactress of their country, who instructed their ancestors in the art of agriculture.
- n. Any coral of the genus Isis, or family Isidæ, composed of joints of white, stony coral, alternating with flexible, horny joints. See Gorgoniacea.
- n. One of the asteroids.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Egypt. myth., the chief female deity; the sister, wife, and counterpart or female form of Osiris, and the mother of Horus.
- n. The typical genus of the family Isidæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. Egyptian goddess of fertility; daughter of Geb; sister and wife of Osiris
From Ancient Greek Ἶσις (Isis). (Wiktionary)