Definitions

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

  • Greek Christian leader who was bishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia after AD 370 and a vigorous opponent of Arianism.

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

  • proper noun A male given name, in quiet but steady use in the UK.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Name of several early saints, particularly in the Orthodox Church, from Latin Basilius, from Ancient Greek Βασίλειος.

Examples

Comments

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