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

  • Euclid 1 Third century B.C. Greek mathematician who applied the deductive principles of logic to geometry, thereby deriving statements from clearly defined axioms.
  • A city of northeast Ohio, a manufacturing suburb of Cleveland on Lake Erie. Population: 48,700.

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  • proper n. Euclid of Alexandria, a Greek mathematician
  • proper n. A male given name of mostly historical use.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A Greek geometer of the 3d century b. c.; also, his treatise on geometry, and hence, the principles of geometry, in general.

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  • n. Greek geometer (3rd century BC)


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  • EUCLID -- A home invasion in Euclid leads to a police chase early Tuesday morning.


  • Somebody mashed his/her brake pedal last night, causing a great big squealy noise, though without actually hitting anything at the end of it -- that's gotten a bit more difficult of late, considering that Euclid is now tending towards far less traffic these days (there are periods of the day when nothing whatsoever passes the house; it's spooky.)

    Too young

  • South Carolina is the source for Justice Sutherland's classic statement of the distinction in Euclid, which I quoted in a comment to Andy's post.


  • The victor was someone called Euclid, whose poetic ode ran thus:

    Celebrity Haiku Competition: Bald Britney Spears

  • Via MetaFilter, Byrne's edition of Euclid: Oliver Byrne's 1847 version that used colour-coding to (supposedly) simplify the geometrical proofs in Euclid's Elements.

    Links purge

  • The translation, of which only one MS. is known, was made about 1120 by Adelard of Bath, who also wrote on the Abacus and translated with a commentary Euclid from the Arabic.

    The Earliest Arithmetics in English

  • MS. 84 is also a good example of thirteenth-century illumination to a rather unpromising subject, being a Latin translation of Euclid from the Arabic by Athelard of Bath.

    Illuminated Manuscripts

  • He was one of the early medieval translators of Euclid from the Arabic into Latin, and the first printed edition of the _Elements_

    A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)

  • The constant teaching, teaching of rough boys too -- for she had had the whole four till Mr. Roy took the two elder off her hands -- the necessity of grinding hard out of school hours to keep herself up in Latin, Euclid, and other branches which do not usually form a part of a feminine education, only having a great natural love of work, she had taught herself -- all these things combined to make her life a dull life, a hard life, till Robert Roy came into it.

    The Laurel Bush

  • Today his translations might be entitled Euclid for Dummies or sold in TV ads imploring, “Call 1-800-NOPROOFS,” but in Boethius’ time, his were the authoritative works.

    Euclid’s Window


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