[ dawr-uh-thee-uh, dor- ]

  1. a female given name: from a Greek word meaning “gift of God.”

Words Nearby Dorothea Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Dorothea in a sentence

  • Gibbon's father married his second wife, Miss Dorothea Patton, in 1755.

  • As time went on, alas, it came more and more to seem that the Dorothea idyl had not been meant to be taken as a work of realism.

    Love's Pilgrimage | Upton Sinclair
  • So, after three weeks, poor Dorothea had to be sent away—weeping copiously, and bewildered over this cruel misfortune.

    Love's Pilgrimage | Upton Sinclair
  • He would not let anyone really help him but Sister Dorothea, with her trained skill as a nurse.

    Magnum Bonum | Charlotte M. Yonge