Definition for carmen (2 of 3)
Definition for carmen (3 of 3)
noun, plural car·men.
Examples from the Web for carmen
After all, having the question “Where in the world is” attached to her name was a good career move for Carmen Sandiego.
The contest for city attorney will feature the incumbent, Carmen Trutanich, against assemblyman and former councilman Mike Feuer.
Advocates of austerity cited a powerful study by two acclaimed economists, Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff.
Don't know if you know the names Carmen Reinhart and Ken Rogoff.
Aside from her battles against historical amnesia abroad, Carmen also left a record of impressive achievements at home.Egyptian Jewish Leader Fought To Keep Heritage At Home|Hussein Omar|April 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But to Carmen, as she sat back in the car absorbed in thought, it had been a perfectly natural meeting between two warm friends.
Only once during the drive did he turn round to Carmen, and then it was to ask her if she had seen her father of late.The Money Master, Complete|Gilbert Parker
And now Carmen herself had shown him that real education must be reared upon a foundation wholly spiritual.
It never occurred to him to write again; and Carmen was not surprised at his remissness.The Port of Adventure|Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
Then I recollected that Carmen had often told me that she would like to lie buried in a wood.Carmen|Prosper Merimee
British Dictionary definitions for carmen
noun plural -men
Word Origin and History for carmen
French opera by Georges Bizet (1838-1875), premiered in Paris March 3, 1875. As a proper name, it can represent (especially in Italian and Spanish) a diminutive of Carmel/Carmelo or Latin carmen "song, poem, incantation, oracle" (see charm (n.)).
Culture definitions for carmen
One of the most popular of operas, composed by Georges Bizet, and first produced in the late nineteenth century. The title character is known for manipulating men. One of her victims, a Spanish soldier, arranges for her to escape from jail, but she later abandons him for a bullfighter, and he stabs her. The pieces “Habanera” and “Toreador Song” are well-known excerpts from Carmen.