Definitions

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

  • noun A Titan who ruled the universe until dethroned by his son Zeus.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See Kronos.

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  • proper noun The youngest of the twelve Titans, son of Uranus and Gaia; father to Zeus, Hades, and Poseidon.

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

  • noun (Greek mythology) the supreme god until Zeus dethroned him; son of Uranus and Gaea in ancient Greek mythology; identified with Roman Saturn

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek Κρόνος, possibly from the Ancient Greek κραίνω (krainō, "to rule or command").

Examples

  • Gathered in the library to give out the stylish 2009-10 yearbooks, they were instead laughing over a garish, canary-yellow copy of the 1975 "Cronus" I had plucked from the metazoan section of the reference shelf.

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  • Before people begin thinking "Are you taking Greek mythology seriously?" take note that Poseidon was son of Cronus, which is a variant of Cethimas/Kittim (Cronus/Kronos,

    Pharyngula

  • BUSINESS WIRE) -- Cronus Partners LLC ( "Cronus"), an independent investment banking firm providing investment banking and financial advisory services is pleased to announce that it is expanding and opening an additional office in

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  • CZR) ( "Cronus") is pleased to announce that it has been continued into Ontario effective November 23, 2009.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • SG-1 certainly seems to have System Lords 'number as they, via robo-Teal'c, kill of Cronus and seem to take command of the mothership.

    Stargate SG-1 Watchathon - 'Double Jeopardy' (S04E21)

  • After a bit of discussion, it's decided SG-1 will return to Juna to help free the people from Cronus.

    Stargate SG-1 Watchathon - 'Double Jeopardy' (S04E21)

  • Although these fearful goddesses were likely born as personifications of curses placed on the guilty, legend has it that they emerged from drops of blood that was shed when the mighty Titan Cronus used a jagged sickle to castrate Uranus, his father.

    SuperCooperators

  • After a bit of discussion, it's decided SG-1 will return to Juna to help free the people from Cronus.

    September 2009

  • When Cronus came to power he imprisoned the Cyclopes in Tartarus.

    Ares Troubles Mount - NASA Watch

  • But things turn serious fast enough as everyone assaults Cronus 'mothership in an attempt to bring him down.

    Stargate SG-1 Watchathon - 'Double Jeopardy' (S04E21)

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