- Fran·cis·co de [frahn-sees-kaw th e] /frɑnˈsis kɔ ðɛ/, 1750–1816, Venezuelan revolutionist and patriot.
- Astronomy. a moon of the planet Uranus.
- daughter of Prospero in Shakespeare's The Tempest.
- a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “to be admired.”
- Law. of, relating to, or being upheld by the Supreme Court ruling (Miranda v. Arizona, 1966) requiring law-enforcement officers to warn a person who has been taken into custody of his or her rights to remain silent and to have legal counsel.
Examples from the Web for miranda
Miranda Kerr made a point of being photographed breastfeeding in red pumps to announce her postpartum return to modeling.Why Glamorous Celebrity Breastfeeding Photos Like Olivia Wilde’s Prove Women Can Have It All
August 6, 2014
Back in the safety of his hotel room, Bieber then posted a picture of Miranda Kerr wearing a revealing swim suit.Bieber vs. Bloom 'Bitch' Slap Down In Ibiza
July 30, 2014
The best they can do now is echo the Ayotte line about Miranda rights.Ahmed Abu Khattala Arrest Spoils GOP’s Benghazi Party
June 18, 2014
Miranda Kerr Debuts Son In Vogue Australia: Talk about the ultimate “bring your kid to work” day.Miranda Kerr Debuts Son In ‘Vogue’ Australia; Diane Kruger Designs for Jason Wu
The Fashion Beast Team
June 13, 2014
Miranda Hansen, 67, a widow who lost the home she built with her husband, was one of those who spoke to the duke.Step Back, William!
April 17, 2014
In the third act the courtship of Ferdinand and Miranda is pretty, but hardly more.The Man Shakespeare
All that would have been none of Ham's business or Miranda's.
They shouted at us some name—a woman's name, Miranda or Melissa—or some such thing.Youth
You may believe, our amorous Miranda was not the least Conquest he made.The Works of Aphra Behn
I was riding to Miranda when, unfortunately, I fell in with your troopers as they were halted.Under Wellington's Command
G. A. Henty
- one of the larger satellites of the planet Uranus
- Francisco de (franˈsisko de). 1750–1816, Venezuelan revolutionary, who planned to liberate South and Central America from Spain. A leader (1811–12) of the Venezuelan uprising, he surrendered to Spain and died in prison
Word Origin and History for miranda
fem. proper name, fem. of Latin mirandus "worthy to be admired," gerundive of mirari "to admire" (see miracle).
criminal suspects' arrest rights in U.S., 1967, in reference to Fifth Amendment cases ruled on by U.S. Supreme Court June 13, 1966, under heading Ernesto A. Miranda v. the State of Arizona.