Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The daughter of Minos and Pasiphaë who gave Theseus the thread with which he found his way out of the Minotaur's labyrinth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun Greek mythology The daughter of King Minos of Crete and his queen, Pasiphae.
  • proper noun rare A female given name.

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

  • noun beautiful daughter of Minos and Pasiphae; she fell in love with Theseus and gave him the thread with which he found his way out of the Minotaur's labyrinth

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Ancient Greek Ἀριάδνη.

Examples

  • Ariadne is targeted principally at information science professionals in academia, and also to interested lay people both in and beyond the Higher Education community.

    Ariadne - Issue 58, January 2009

  • Ariadne is targeted principally at information science professionals in academia, and also to interested lay people both in and beyond the Higher Education community.

    Ariadne - Issue 54, January 2008

  • Ariadne is targeted principally at information science professionals in academia, and also to interested lay people both in and beyond the Higher Education community.

    November 2007

  • Ariadne is targeted principally at information science professionals in academia, and also to interested lay people both in and beyond the Higher Education community.

    January 2007

  • Ariadne is targeted principally at information science professionals in academia, and also to interested lay people both in and beyond the Higher Education community.

    May 2007

  • Ariadne is targeted principally at information science professionals in academia, and also to interested lay people both in and beyond the Higher Education community.

    August 2007

  • Compare that to the work that went into Titian's Bacchus and Ariadne, which is more or less average for Titian in terms of the labor it would have required.

    James Elkins: Are Artists Bored by Their Work?

  • A similar deal in 2000 called Ariadne devoured the revenue that the [Greek] government collected from its national lottery.

    Stephen Herrington: Goldman Sachs Robbed the EU By Way of Greece

  • Her grandmother was a spider, who the greeks know as Ariadne or Arachne but you can call her "Ms. Tuffet" because she is beside herself.

    In Draco

  • Talbot saw no point in mentioning that the Ariadne had never carried out a hydrographic exercise in its life and that the ship had been called Ariadne to remind the Greeks that it was a multi-national vessel and to persuade a wavering Greek government that perhaps NATO wasn't such a bad thing after all.

    Santorini

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.