Denis definition by Webster's New World
a masculine name
Origin: French ; from Classical Latin Dionysius
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Denis, Saint (3d cent. ); patron saint of France: his day is Oct. 9
Denis definition by American Heritage Dictionary
or De·nys , Saint Third century A.D.
Patron saint of France. Sent to minister to the Gauls as the first bishop of Paris, he suffered martyrdom by decapitation.