- (in the ancient Roman calendar) the fifteenth day of March, May, July, or October, and the thirteenth day of the other months.
Origin of ides
- a Greek plural suffix appearing in scientific names: cantharides.
Origin of -ides
Examples from the Web for ides
Contemporary Examples of ides
A soothsayer warned Julius Caesar about the Ides of March—a catastrophe looming in the middle of the month.Memorial Days After Mourning Has Passed
May 25, 2014
They co-wrote and co-produced Good Night, and Good Luck and The Ides of March.
We were in the middle of shooting The Ides of March at the time, but I thought Monuments Men could make a great film.
It follows her recent string of confident, adult performances: Mildred Pierce, True Blood, The Ides of March.Evan Rachel Wood Is Grown Up, Unfiltered, and Still Loves Justin Bieber
November 16, 2013
In his next movie, The Ides of March , Clooney plays a flawed presidential candidate.George Clooney: A 21st-Century Statesman
February 21, 2011
Historical Examples of ides
I vow to thee a troop of pipe-players upon the Ides of June.
A troop of pipe-players to Minerva on the Ides of June, if we win!
The months were divided into three parts, kalends, nones and ides.Roman Antiquities, and Ancient Mythology
Charles K. Dillaway
Raeburn smiled at her ides of felicity—no cares, and plenty of dogs and cats!We Two
Was I to know, that to-day is the Ides, and to-morrow the day after?Aurelian
Word Origin for ides
(plural) early 14c., "middle day of a Roman month," from Old French Ides (12c.), from Latin idus (plural), a word perhaps of Etruscan origin. The 15th of March, May, July, and October; the 13th of other months. "Debts and interest were often payable on the ides" [Lewis].