- Princess of WalesLady Diana Spencer, 1961–97, former wife of Charles, Prince of Wales.
- an ancient Roman deity, virgin goddess of the moon and of hunting, and protector of women, identified by the Romans with the Greek Artemis.
- the moon personified as a goddess.
- Also Di·ane [dahy-an] /daɪˈæn/. a female given name.
Examples from the Web for diana
In the next breath, however, he is decrying the press misinterpretation of his Diana script.Harry’s Daddy, and Diana’s ‘Murder’: Royal Rumors In a New Play
January 4, 2015
The grandson of legendary fashion editor Diana Vreeland, Nicholas Vreeland was poised for a decadent life in high-society.From Fashion Player to Photographer Monk
December 3, 2014
Diana Showman, 19, had come out of her house, ignored demands to put down the weapon, and was shot once.The 14 Teens Killed by Cops Since Michael Brown
November 25, 2014
He declined to give his name and handed me off to his companion, Diana Castillo, a middle-aged woman who told me she was 35.Rand Paul’s Fans Hate His ISIS Plan
September 19, 2014
When Diana told a television interviewer that “there are three people in this marriage” her pain was obvious.Imagining Prince Charles as King Makes All of Britain Wish They Could Leave Like Scotland
September 17, 2014
Diana had sped an arrow from her bow that is like the crescent moon.Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew
Josephine Preston Peabody
Diana ran from her tree to a cave so that she could not be found.
It is about Apollo's and Diana's mother this story is to be.
Diana's quick eyes, however, noted the movement, though she said nothing just then.
"Then come back now and tell her," said Diana, tugging at him as if to make him turn.
- the virginal Roman goddess of the hunt and the moonGreek counterpart: Artemis
- title Diana, Princess of Wales, original name Lady Diana Frances Spencer . 1961–97, she married Charles, Prince of Wales, in 1981; they were divorced in 1996: died in a car crash
Word Origin and History for diana
c.1200, ancient Italian goddess of the moon, patroness of virginity and hunting, later identified with Greek Artemis, and through her with eastern goddesses such as Diana of Ephesus. The name is earlier Diviana, from *diw-yo-, from PIE root *dyeu- "to shine" (see Zeus).