- (in Dante's Vita Nuova and Divine Comedy) a symbolic figure developed from the person whom Dante first saw as a child and loved as an ideal of womanhood.
- a city in SE Nebraska.
- a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “one who brings joy.”
Examples from the Web for beatrice
It has now been revealed that Princess Beatrice will not be among those who will ultimately voyage with Virgin Galactic.Princess Beatrice Gives Up Her Virgin Galactic Dream
November 3, 2014
“A Kennedy, I heard,” Beatrice Cigarini told The Daily Beast as she walked her dog around the perimeter of the castle.Eavesdropping On Kim and Kanye’s Florentine “Wedding of the Century”
Barbie Latza Nadeau
May 24, 2014
William and Harry, and Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice—plus Elvis!Lizzy Wilson, The American Heiress Who Brought Harry to Memphis
May 3, 2014
Princess Beatrice is widely thought to be on the point of announcing her betrothal to her boyfriend of six years, Dave Clark.Is Prince Harry Going to Get Engaged?
August 28, 2013
As Beatrice Ask, the social minister said: “Social exclusion is a very serious cause of many problems.”The Ugly Side of Sweden
Janine di Giovanni
July 17, 2013
Her pity for Beatrice gave her a secret pleasure and satisfaction.
Beatrice, what have you done with my new bottle of medicine?
She told herself she wouldn't be Beatrice, she wouldn't be Robin's wife for the world.
Another star--was it the one that danced when Beatrice was born?A Writer's Recollections (In Two Volumes), Volume II
Mrs. Humphry Ward
In some way she had identified herself with Beatrice, and hardly ever spoke of her.The Christian
Word Origin and History for beatrice
fem. proper name, from French Béatrice, from Latin beatrix, fem. of beatricem "who makes happy," from beatus "happy" (see beatitude).