- the Elderorthe Great, c600–529 b.c., king of Persia 558?–529: founder of the Persian empire.
- the Younger, 424?–401 b.c., Persian prince and satrap: leader of the armed conspiracy against his brother King Artaxerxes II.
- a male given name: from an Old Persian word meaning “throne.”
Examples from the Web for cyrus
(Cyrus and Esco met while working together on the 2012 film LOL).‘Free The Nipple’: (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right to Go Topless
December 12, 2014
Grande, who like Cyrus is 21, had been called a diva and was upset about it.
And what did Cyrus tell her hair-tossing protégée, besides “Return the wrecking ball NOW, lady”?
Cyrus is (well, was) also married, to late reporter James Novak.How to Get Away With Gayness: Shonda Rhimes Kills TV’s Sex Stereotypes
September 25, 2014
After all, with twerking, Cyrus was appropriating the hip-hop dance moves of Southern black women in Bounce music and culture.Miley Cyrus Embraces Activism Like a Stripper Pole and It's Fantastic
August 25, 2014
Cyrus, my advice to you is to go home and tell your wife not to be a goose.
Cyrus said, and added a modest bad word; which made Gussie cry.
"Dr. Lavendar said 'there was no fool like a middle-aged fool,'" Cyrus agreed.
And off he stumped, leaving Cyrus staring after him, open-mouthed.
"Well, to-morrow I—" Cyrus got up and sidled towards the door.
Word Origin and History for cyrus
Latinized form of Greek Kyros, from Old Persian Kurush, a name of unknown etymology. In Hebrew, Koresh, and in that form taken c.1990 by Wayne Howell of Texas, U.S., when he became head of the Branch Davidian church there.