[ tuh-ree-suh, -zuh; Spanish te-re-sah ]
/ təˈri sə, -zə; Spanish tɛˈrɛ sɑ /
Saint.Also Teresa.Also called There·sa of A·vi·la [ah-vee-lah] /ˈɑ viˌlɑ/.1515–82, Spanish Carmelite nun, mystic, and writer.
a female given name.
writ of habeas corpusRead more in this article about some frequently asked questions and fun facts related to our definitions.
Words Of The MillenniumRead more in this article about some frequently asked questions and fun facts related to our definitions.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
/ (təˈriːzə) /
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
fem. proper name, from French Thérèse, from Latin Therasia, apparently from Greek Therasia, name of two volcanic islands, one near Sicily, one near Crete.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper