Timothy Definition

tĭmə-thē
timothies
noun
A perennial European grass (Phleum pratense) with dense, cylindrical spikes of bristly spikelets, widely grown for hay.
Webster's New World
A masculine name: dim. Tim, Timmy.
Webster's New World

Other species of genus Phleum.

Wiktionary
Either of two books of the New Testament, letters of the Apostle Paul to his disciple Timothy.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
Phleum pratenseherd's grass
pronoun

Either of two books in the New Testament (1 Timothy and 2 Timothy) which are epistles to Timothy.

Wiktionary

A companion of Paul mentioned in the Bible.

Wiktionary
A male given name of biblical origin, also borne by early Christian saints.
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Timothy

Noun

Singular:
timothy
Plural:
timothies

Origin of Timothy

  • From Ancient Greek Τιμόθεος (Timotheos), from τιμάω (timaō, “I honour") + θεός (theos, “god")

    From Wiktionary

  • Named after Timothy Hanson, who carried the seed from New England to Maryland about 1720.

    From Wiktionary

  • Probably after Timothy Hanson, an 18th-century American farmer

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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