the incomplete skeletal remains of a female hominin found in Hadar, Ethiopia, in 1974 and classified as Australopithecus afarensis: she has been dated at about 3.2 million years of age.
Other definitions for Lucy (2 of 2)
a female given name.
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How to use Lucy in a sentence
The film will also star Pam Grier, Michael Richards (of Seinfeld), Peter Bogdanovich, and, he says, “hopefully Lucy Liu.”Tom Sizemore’s Revenge: On Tom Cruise’s Scientology Recruitment, Drugs, and Craving a Comeback | Marlow Stern | September 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Upon his return, she unpacked his bag and discovered love letters between him and her social secretary, Lucy Mercer.
In the midst of this rampage, I found myself talking with Lucy Big Lake.Native American Basketball Team in Wyoming Have Hoop Dreams Of Their Own | Robert Silverman | August 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Lucy can control matter, and all the rules of existence are abolished.
When Lucy is demonstrating her power to the audience, it is through violence toward these (brown) men.
But Lucy had noted, out of the corner of her watchful eye, the arrival of Miss Grains, indignant and perspiring.
Why, Lucy has been your only serious competitor this season; I wonder you aren't jealous of each other.
"It's not fair, Lucy," said Mrs. Haggard reprovingly, with an attempt at matronly dignity.
Is it not enough that this man shall every morning sit down to breakfast with the lovely Mees Lucy?
Lucy Warrender, ever ready for mischief, feigned an intense interest in racing matters, but failed to draw Lord Hetton.
British Dictionary definitions for Lucy
Saint. died ?303 ad, a virgin martyred by Diocletian in Syracuse. Feast day: Dec 13
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Cultural definitions for Lucy
Nickname for one of the most complete skeletons of an early ancestor of humans ever found. Discovered in Ethiopia by Don Johanson, Tim White, and Tom Gray, Lucy lived approximately three million years ago. She walked upright, and anthropologists estimate that she was about twenty years old when she died. Lucy is considered one of the great finds of anthropology.
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