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Marcellus

[mahr-sel-uh s]
noun
  1. Marcus Claudius,268?–208 b.c., Roman general and consul.
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Marcellus I

noun
  1. Saint,died a.d. 309, pope 308–309.
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Marcellus II

noun
  1. Marcello Cervini, 1501–55, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1555.
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Ali

[ah-lee, ah-lee for 1–4; ah-lee for 5]
noun
  1. ʿAlī ibn-abu-Talibthe Lion of God, a.d. c600–661, Arab caliph (cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad).
  2. Mehemet Ali.
  3. Mohammed,1909–63, Pakistani statesman and diplomat.
  4. Mohammed Ali, Maulana.
  5. MuhammadCassius (Marcellus) Clay, Jr., 1942–2016, U.S. boxer: world heavyweight champion 1964–67, 1974–78, 1978–79.
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Historical Examples

  • Marcellus didn't have any relations, as far as anybody knows, and neither did his wife.

    Mary-'Gusta

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • First that chair, and then that will and letter of Marcellus's, and then this.

    Mary-'Gusta

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Occasionally, but very rarely, she had eaten Sunday dinner with Marcellus.

    Mary-'Gusta

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • He says he can't wait much longer for an answer from us about Marcellus's girl.

    Mary-'Gusta

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • You said this morning that maybe Marcellus was alongside of us today.

    Mary-'Gusta

    Joseph C. Lincoln


British Dictionary definitions for marcellus

Marcellus

noun
  1. Marcus Claudius (ˈmɑːkəs ˈklɔːdɪəs). ?268–208 bc, Roman general and consul, who captured Syracuse (212) in the Second Punic War
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Ali

noun
  1. ?600–661 ad, fourth caliph of Islam (656–61 ad), considered the first caliph by the Shiites: cousin and son-in-law of Mohammed
  2. See Mehemet Ali
  3. See Muhammad Ali
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Word Origin and History for marcellus

Marcellus

masc. proper name, Latin, diminutive of Marcus.

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