or tim·othy grass
- a coarse grass, Phleum pratense, having cylindrical spikes, used as fodder.
Origin of timothy
- a disciple and companion of the apostle Paul, to whom Paul is supposed to have addressed two Epistles.
- either of these Epistles, I Timothy or II Timothy. Abbreviation: I Tim., II Tim.
- a male given name.
Examples from the Web for timothy
I was shocked to find out from Chief Timothy Longo that Canevari had given me the wrong information.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything
December 16, 2014
A uniformed cop, 25-year-old Police Officer Timothy Donohue, arrives.Synagogue Slay: When Cops Have to Kill
December 10, 2014
The announcement names his parents, Wanda and Timothy, and hers, Katharine and Charles.Benedict Cumberbatch Announces Engagement in The Times
November 5, 2014
She was friendly with Timothy Leary, with whom allegedly she dropped acid.The Bizarre Tale of Ben Bradlee, JFK, and the Master Spy
October 22, 2014
Klocker says he was bitter and would compare himself to such persecuted gurus as Timothy Leary and Wilhelm Reich.The Life and Art of Radical Provocateur—and Commune Leader—Otto Muehl
September 22, 2014
Uncle Timothy, you can see—I need more money than other women.
"Some one of us should be running for office," said Uncle Timothy.
"I've refused all these to Uncle Timothy; he's been worrying me with questions—" I said desperately.
No one was more puzzled by my appearance than Uncle Timothy himself.
Let her read Timothy chapter two, ninth to fifteenth verses.'Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
- Saint. a disciple of Paul, who became leader of the Christian community at Ephesus. Feast day: Jan 26 or 22
- either of the two books addressed to him (in full The First and Second Epistles of Paul the Apostle to Timothy), containing advice on pastoral matters
Word Origin and History for timothy
masc. proper name, from French Timothée, from Latin Timotheus, from Greek Timotheos, literally "honoring God," from time "honor, respect" + theos "god" (see Thea).
1747, short for timothy grass (1736), American English name for "meadow cat's-tail grass" (Phleum pratense), a native British grass introduced to the American colonies and cultivated there from c.1720, said to be so called for Timothy Hanson, who was first to cultivate it as an agricultural plant.