noun

- Euclid was a Greek mathematician known for his contributions to geometry.
An example of Euclid is the man who wrote the book Elements.

The Greek mathematician Euclid.

## Euclid

fl. 300 ; Gr. mathematician: author of a basic work in geometry

Origin of Euclid

Classical Latin*Euclides*; from Classical Greek

*Eukleidēs*

city in NE Ohio: suburb of Cleveland: pop. 53,000

Origin of Euclid

so named (after Euclid) by its surveyors## Euclid

Third century BC.

Greek mathematician who applied the deductive principles of logic to geometry, thereby deriving statements from clearly defined axioms. His

*Elements*remained influential as a geometry textbook until the 19th century.## Euclid

Proper noun

- Euclid of Alexandria, a Greek mathematician
- A male given name of mostly historical use.
- A city in Ohio.
- An unincorporated community in West Virginia.

Anagrams

- Il Duce

Origin

From Ancient Greek *Εὐκλείδης* (Eukleidēs).