- a walled plain in the 4th quadrant of the face of the moon: about 65 miles (105 km) in diameter.
- a male given name.
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Examples from the Web for theophilus
Worse than all was the reprehensible conduct of Sir Theophilus Parker.Audrey Craven
You and Theophilus are never likely to agree; it is best for you to be apart.
Theophilus leaves the house under the ban of his father's anger.
And have Theophilus Thistledown for dinner that day instead?Christmas
But if this fellow, Theophilus Lovaway—did ever you hear such a name?Lady Bountiful
George A. Birmingham
- a conspicuous crater in the SE quadrant of the moon, 100 kilometres in diameter
after Theophilus (died 842 ad), Byzantine emperor and patron of learning
- died 842 ad, Byzantine emperor (829–42); a patron of learning and supporter of iconoclasm
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Word Origin and History for theophilus
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