Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

Katherine

[kath-er-in, kath-rin]
See more synonyms for Katherine on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. a female given name: from the Greek word meaning “pure.”
Show More
Also Kath·a·rine, Kath·ryn, Kath·rynne [kath-rin] /ˈkæθ rɪn/.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for katherine

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

  • Yesterday she had teasingly boasted to Katherine that Austin was in love with her.

    Viviette

    William J. Locke

  • But Katherine put her hands before her face and shrank back.

    Viviette

    William J. Locke

  • After a while he remembered his appointment with Katherine at three o'clock.

    Viviette

    William J. Locke

  • "For heaven's sake, child, make up your mind quickly," said Katherine.

    Viviette

    William J. Locke

  • "I'm afraid you're an arrant little coquette," said Katherine indulgently.

    Viviette

    William J. Locke


Word Origin and History for katherine

Katherine

fem. proper name, also Katharine, see Catherine.

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper