- a female given name: from the Greek word meaning “pure.”
Also Kath·a·rine, Kath·ryn, Kath·rynne [kath-rin] /ˈkæθ rɪn/.
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Examples from the Web for katherine
Thanks to astrophysicist extraordinaire Katherine Mack for helpful discussions in putting this article together.Laniakea: The Milky Way’s Place in the Heavens
Matthew R. Francis
September 7, 2014
Dr. Katherine (Katie) Mack is a theoretical astrophysicist at Melbourne University and has written for Slate, Time, and elsewhere.Girls Love Science. We Tell Them Not To.
July 17, 2014
Finally, I talked to Katherine Stone, who knows something about supportive online communities.The 'Mommy Blogger Murderess' Lie
June 19, 2014
She also blasted the spate of “Katherine Heigl-y type things where women…have no reason to exist other than to get a guy.”‘Clueless’: How the Greatest Clique of the ‘90s Transformed Into A Shakespearean Tragedy
May 30, 2014
Ted Mosby is essentially the Katherine Heigl character of this nine-year long romantic comedy.Everything You Need to Know About 'How I Met Your Mother'
March 31, 2014
Yesterday she had teasingly boasted to Katherine that Austin was in love with her.
But Katherine put her hands before her face and shrank back.
After a while he remembered his appointment with Katherine at three o'clock.
"For heaven's sake, child, make up your mind quickly," said Katherine.
"I'm afraid you're an arrant little coquette," said Katherine indulgently.
Word Origin and History for katherine
fem. proper name, also Katharine, see Catherine.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper