- 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.
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Rod Stewart and Diane Sawyer This is just highly entertaining.The Most WTF Covers of ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside,’ Everyone’s Favorite Date-Rape Holiday Classic
November 19, 2014
Diane and Alicia keep make decisions either without him or that directly go against his wishes.
Kalinda or Alicia or Diane or even Will: they were all there at Lockhart Gardner longer than my character was.
And then the interviews with Alicia and Diane, seeing Alicia and Diane and Cary protecting one another.
“It was out of the question,” Diane Foley remembers the official saying.Foley Family to White House: You Saved Bergdahl. Why Not Our Son?
October 24, 2014
I was no longer "Diane," the ingenue whom she patronized as well as admired.The Bacillus of Beauty
“Urge me no further, Mr. Tresler,” Diane exclaimed appealingly.
Diane was at his side, and led him straight over to young Orr.
“Father——” Diane started forward in alarm, but he cut her short.
The rancher sat silent for some moments after Diane had finished her description.
- 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 diane
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).