Definitions

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

  • noun The virgin goddess of the hunt and the moon and twin sister of Apollo.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Greek myth, one of the great Olympian deities, daughter of Zeus (Jupiter) and Leto (Latona), and twin sister of Apollo.
  • noun In zoology: A genus of siphonate lamellibranch bivalves, of the family Veneridæ, having the pallial margin sinuous. A genus of coleopterous insects.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun the virgin goddess of the hunt and the moon in Greek mythology; one of the Olympian deities, daughter of Zeus and Leto and twin sister of Apollo; identified with the Roman Diana.

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  • proper noun rare A female given name.

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

  • noun (Greek mythology) the virgin goddess of the hunt and the Moon; daughter of Leto and twin sister of Apollo; identified with Roman Diana

Etymologies

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

[Greek.]

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From Ancient Greek Ἄρτεμις (Artemis).

Examples

  • So when a confused and frightened demon pops up in a Sicilian theatre, Artemis is there to meet him.

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  • (Ironically, one of the Albright-Knox deaccessions, a magnificent classical bronze of Artemis, is currently on display at the Metropolitan, on loan from the European collector who bought it for $25 million.)

    The Man Who Remade the Met

  • Artemis is an anti-hero, angling to be a master criminal rather than a magical law enforcer.

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  • At top, Artemis is negotiating with Julius Root, a fairy commander.

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  • Another comic-book technique that pops up in Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel is the character profile; the top illustration is a bit of Artemis's.

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  • (Ironically, one of the Albright-Knox deaccessions, a magnificent classical bronze of Artemis, is currently on display at the Metropolitan, on loan from the European collector who bought it for $25 million.)

    The Man Who Remade the Met

  • Mythology: another name for Artemis, the moon goddess.

    15,000 Baby Names

  • Mythology: another name for Artemis, the moon goddess.

    15,000 Baby Names

  • Mythology: another name for Artemis, the moon goddess.

    15,000 Baby Names

  • The art in Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel actually made the story more enjoyable for me than the original prose novel.

    Archive 2008-02-01

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