Also Kerberos [kur-ber-uhs] /ˈkɜr bər əs/ .Classical Mythology. a dog, usually represented as having three heads, that guarded the entrance of the infernal regions.
a formidable and often surly keeper or guard.
- Cer·be·re·an [ser-beer-ee-uhn], /sərˈbɪər i ən/, Cer·ber·ic, adjective
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How to use Cerberus in a sentence
Beyond being able to track your phone on a map and trigger its speakers, Cerberus lets you take pictures from your phone’s camera and screenshots of its screen.
Cerberus, an anti-theft app for Android, offers a week of free use and then requires a subscription fee of 5 euros a year, which is around $6.
Thane is also a necessary casualty of the war who effectively and emotionally raises the stakes against Cerberus.
Miranda left Cerberus after “Mass Effect 2,” deciding that it’s more important to focus on her sister, Oriana, with the limited time the galaxy appears to have left.
Miranda is also necessary for getting players to sympathize with Cerberus, who up until “Mass Effect 2” was an antagonistic terrorist group.
The Financial Times reported that CALSTRS had expressed concern with Cerberus about the investment.
Cerberus claims that “as a firm, we are investors, not statesmen or policy makers.”
In recent years, Cerberus has purposely become involved with companies that benefit from, and rely on, public policy.
Cerberus is now going to have to dump Freedom Group at a fire-sale price.
And this higher level of public debate is making Cerberus uncomfortable.
With the money a small quantity of pudding or cheese was put in for Cerberus, to propitiate him.The Mysteries of All Nations | James Grant
The last labour was to bring from the infernal regions the three-headed dog Cerberus.The Mysteries of All Nations | James Grant
They cost me many a dollar to send through the stage-door by the gouty Cerberus at the gate when Bella trod the boards.
The twelfth and last labor of Hercules was to bring from Hades the three-headed dog, Cerberus.Stories of Old Greece and Rome | Emilie Kip Baker
I certainly felt somewhat uncomfortable in this situation, and I thought of Cerberus on the other side of the Styx ferry.Wanderings in South America | Charles Waterton
British Dictionary definitions for Cerberus
Greek myth a dog, usually represented as having three heads, that guarded the entrance to Hades
a sop to Cerberus a bribe or something given to propitiate a potential source of danger or problems
- Cerberean (səˈbɪərɪən), adjective
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Cultural definitions for Cerberus
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