Definitions

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  • proper n. A female given name.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A cavity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See cœlia.
  • n. Any one of the ventricles or other cavities of the brain; an encephalic cavity; an encephalocele. Also spelled celia.

Etymologies

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Latin Caelia, feminine of Roman family name Caelius, probably from caelum "heaven", introduced into English by Shakespeare in As You Like It.

Examples

  • Mother blows on Celia, and she sits down in first attitude_.) _Celia: _ (_Taking up pigeon_.)

    Three Wonder Plays

  • Celia is the same age as Ross, his rebel sister with dyed hair and appropriately punk togs.

    Whatever the Fuck You Want

  • At the office, Celia is practical and pulled together, but her home life buzzes with strife.

    Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » Interview with Lynne Griffin, part 2

  • Dad, Harry, will work in education, while mom, Celia, is a personal trainer (and former Olympic cyclist).

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  • In this vintage video, the bra looks ridiculously uncomfortable, but Celia is rocking that lamé dress ….

    Azucar! « Pennamite

  • What, Celia is going to be held captive next season for comic relief?

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  • The NYC marriage records didn't help, though I might have overlooked something, and searching earlier census for Celia Goldstein or Gussie Goldstein reveal what a common name Celia and Gussie are; too many to quickly sort out.

    Genealogue Challenge #114

  • Celia is older, prettier, more feminine and more popular than Annemarie.

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  • Celia is a thin, dark-haired gamine, with a relaxed, jokey style that makes my colleagues say — seconds after they reveal she's a nun — "But you'd never know it."

    Women of God

  • Janet teaches worship at Union Theological Seminary, in New York City; Celia is my colleague in the religion department at Barnard College; and Beth is on the faculty of Fordham University.

    Women of God

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