Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

Lucy

1
[loo-see]
noun
  1. the incomplete skeletal remains of a female hominid found in eastern Ethiopia in 1974 and classified as Australopithecus afarensis.
Show More

Origin of Lucy

1
after the Beatles' song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” a tape of which was played in the discoverers' camp during the expedition

Lucy

2

or Lu·ci

[loo-see]
noun
  1. a female given name.
Show More
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for lucy

Contemporary Examples of lucy

Historical Examples of lucy

  • Lucy is the justice's daughter in Miss Edgeworth's little chamber-drama.

  • So she, following the example of Lucy, wished to sell everything that she might give.

    The Dream

    Emile Zola

  • He drove gloomily away, and Lucy Ann stepped into the store, musing.

    Tiverton Tales

    Alice Brown

  • "I want some things," repeated Lucy Ann, with determination.

    Tiverton Tales

    Alice Brown

  • Lucy Ann could have called out to them, in joyous understanding, they looked so free.

    Tiverton Tales

    Alice Brown


British Dictionary definitions for lucy

Lucy

noun
  1. Saint. died ?303 ad, a virgin martyred by Diocletian in Syracuse. Feast day: Dec 13
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for lucy

Lucy

fem. proper name, from French Lucie, from Latin Lucia, fem. of Lucius (see Lucian).

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

lucy in Culture

Lucy

Nickname for one of the most complete skeletons of an early ancestor of humans ever found. Discovered in Ethiopia by Don Johanson, Tim White, and Tom Gray, Lucy lived approximately three million years ago. She walked upright, and anthropologists estimate that she was about twenty years old when she died. Lucy is considered one of the great finds of anthropology.

Show More
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.