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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Ceres the largest asteroid and the first discovered
    • n Ceres (Roman mythology) goddess of agriculture; counterpart of Greek Demeter
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first asteroid to ever be discovered is Ceres. It was discovered 1801 and is 582 miles in diameter.
    • Ceres (Class. Myth) The daughter of Saturn and Ops or Rhea, the goddess of corn and tillage.
    • Ceres (Actron) The first discovered asteroid.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Ceres In class. myth., the name given by the Romans to the Greek goddess Demeter, whose worship they adopted with some subordinate differences. She was the mother of Proserpine and, according to some phases of the myth, of Bacchus. She was the goddess of the earth in its capacity of bringing forth fruits, especially watching over the growth of grain (whence the adjective cereal). The Romans celebrated in her honor the festival of the Cerealia. Ceres was always represented fully draped. Her attributes were ears of corn and poppies, and on her head she sometimes wore a corn-measure. Her sacrifices consisted of pigs and cows.
    • n Ceres An asteroid discovered by Piazzi at Palermo, Sicily, in 1801. It is the first discovered of the telescopic planets or asteroids which revolve between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. It is very much smaller than the moon, and it presents the appearance of a star of between the seventh and the eighth magnitude.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ceres sē′rēz the Roman name for the Greek Demētēr, goddess of tillage and corn
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., Ceres, also corn, grain, akin to E. create,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. prob. from root of creāre, to create.


In literature:

They had twelve gods, Jupiter, Neptune, Pluto, Mercury, Mars, Vulcan, Apollo, Diana, Minerva, Juno, Ceres and Vesta.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
But now it seems that you have invented an occupation for Ceres?
"Hypolympia" by Edmund Gosse
Patrick Orr farmer in Ceres William Morton do.
"Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies)" by John Howie
Piazzi called it Ceres, after the tutelary goddess of Sicily.
"Pioneers of Science" by Oliver Lodge
And fell Ampycus; Ceres' sacred priest, His temples with a snow-white fillet bound.
"The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidus Naso in English blank verse Vols. I & II" by Ovid
The name Ceres is derived from the Sanskrit, and signifies to create.
"Harper's Young People, April 13, 1880" by Various
One day Ceres, in crossing a stream, saw a human face emerging from the soil.
"A Man's Value to Society" by Newell Dwight Hillis
Temple of Demeter (Ceres), at Eleusis, in Attica.
"Architecture" by Thomas Roger Smith
They could also pick up the radio lighthouses on Eros, Ceres, Luna, and Mimas.
"Hanging by a Thread" by Gordon Randall Garrett
When Ceres came to the earth, and blessed it, she forgot him.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 90, April, 1865" by Various
It was similarly in old Rome with a festival in honor of Ceres.
"Woman under socialism" by August Bebel
That writer, or rather his authority Artemidorus, finds his parallel in Ceres.
"The Ethnology of the British Islands" by Robert Gordon Latham
The Navy yard's at Ceres.
"Industrial Revolution" by Poul William Anderson
"Lives of the most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects" by Giorgio Vasari
Ceres, daughter of Saturn and Cybele, was goddess of the productions of the earth.
"Heathen Mythology" by Various
Nero, although an emperor, could not obtain initiation into the mysteries of Ceres.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 4 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
They called Ceres, her whom the Greeks named Deo and Demiter.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 5 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
The date of the inventions of Triptolemus and Ceres is given; but Ceres is not called goddess.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 6 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
The initiated kissed one another in the mysteries of Ceres, in sign of concord.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 7 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Ceres, the goddess of agriculture, restored the waste fields and orchards so that the olive grew again and plenty came once more.
"Wonder Stories" by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey

In poetry:

The Persian's flowery gifts, the shrine
Of fruitful Ceres, charm no more;
The woven wreaths of oak and pine
Are dust along the Isthmian shore.
"For An Autumn festival" by John Greenleaf Whittier
What bliss to life can Autumn yield,
If glooms, and showers,and storms prevail;
And Ceres flies the naked field,
And flowers and fruits, and Phoebus fail.
"Autumn" by Samuel Johnson
Another age shall see the golden ear
Embrown the slope, and nod on the parterre,
Deep harvests bury all his pride has plann'd,
And laughing Ceres reassume the land.
"Epistles to Several Persons: Epistle IV, To Richard Boyle," by Alexander Pope
"Stay, thou fairest maiden!" cries the boy,
Starting from his couch with eager haste:
"Here are Ceres', Bacchus' gifts of joy;
Amor bringest thou, with beauty grac'd!
"The Bride Of Corinth" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
O Ceres, in your golden Fields no more,
With Harvest's chearful Pomp my Fair detain,—
Think what for lost Proserpina you bore,
And in a Mother's Anguish feel my Pain.
"Elegy VII" by James Hammond
Daphnis. Celestial Venus haunts Idalia's groves;
Diana Cynthus, Ceres Hybla loves;
If Windsor-shades delight the matchless maid,
Cynthus and Hybla yield to Windsor-shade.
"Spring - The First Pastoral ; or Damon" by Alexander Pope

In news:

Men seen mingling, dining with partygoers before Ceres robbery.
The Pacheco defense imposed its will on Friday in the program's first league win, 41-20 over Ceres at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
An Arizona judge has ordered the former Ceres congressman to pay $42,680.42 for filing a frivolous libel lawsuit.
Feds extradite, charge 'stretchy pant bandit' suspect in Ceres bank robbery.
Search teams Tuesday afternoon found a Yosemite National Park employee from Ceres who went missing over the weekend.
( Battalion Chief Bryan Hunt, Ceres Fire Department / July 31, 2012 ).
Firefighters in Ceres work to rescue a man that jumped into a septic tank in order to hide from Sheriff's deputies.
Promising Italian at Ceres' Table and overwrought Japanese at Macku.
Feds extradite, charge ' stretchy pant bandit' suspect in Ceres bank robbery.
Ceres police detectives are seeking two men who committed a strong-arm robbery at a pizza restaurant.
The current Ceres teachers aren't getting a raise.
Ceres Plantation 's future still in doubt.
VICKSBURG — Denial of landmark status for the Ceres Plantation House means Warren County officials must decide whether to raze the structure or preserve it another way.
NASA climate-monitoring instrument CERES is hard at work 512 miles above Earth.
Ceres mom's hearing put off .

In science:

Any view of the Solar System that sees Pluto or 2003 UB313 as tiny lonely outposts on the outer edge, or Ceres as the sole mini-planet between Mars and Jupiter, misses one of the more important points about the architecture of the Solar System and the importance of its belts.
Planetesimals To Brown Dwarfs: What is a Planet?
It is consistent with the arguments from the past reassignment of Ceres from planet to asteroid.
Planetesimals To Brown Dwarfs: What is a Planet?
This scheme includes Pluto and 2003 UB313 as planets, but also Ceres, Quaoar, Sedna, and other yet to be discovered and/or named KBOs that are sufficiently round.
Planetesimals To Brown Dwarfs: What is a Planet?
The recent work on Ceres (Thomas et al. 2005) only reinforces the idea that Ceres has all the properties of miniplanet as defined here.
Planetesimals To Brown Dwarfs: What is a Planet?
At this conference SPS experiments provided first dilepton flows from NA60, and “conical flow” from CERES.
Quark-Gluon Plasma - New Frontiers
In particular, CERES/NA45 at CERN recently reported an enhancement of the e+e− pairs below the ρ resonance, which is hard to be explained by the conventional sources of the lepton pairs .
Hadron Structure and the QCD Phase Transition
Later CERES has found dramatic excess of dileptons at Me+e− < mρ .
The Phases of QCD
Possible scenarios of chiral restoration in mρ − ma1 plane, (b) the dilepton spectra corresponding to them (CERES data are shown with background from hadronic decays subtracted); (c) the most favorable case D is shown in details, with contribution from different stages.
The Phases of QCD
Strong enhancement at low masses observed by CERES and HELIOS3 indicate strong modification in the vector channel in matter compared to vacuum properties.
Physics of Heavy Ions Collisions: The Summary of Moriond-97
Inclusive e+e− mass spectra measured by CERES in 160 A GeV Pb–Au collisions for low (left) and high (right) charged particle density.
Highlights on Dilepton and Photon Observables
Resolution effects can be readily ruled out since the low-mass spectrum in p-Be and p-Au collisions measured by CERES with the same apparatus clearly shows the ρ/ω peak .
Highlights on Dilepton and Photon Observables
Moreover, and probably more significantly, NA38 has no centrality selection in the trigger whereas the CERES data corresponds to the top 35% of the geometrical cross section.
Highlights on Dilepton and Photon Observables
For an easier discussion and comparison between the different models I have plotted in Fig. 4 their results using the same scale and the same presentation of the S CERES data with statistical (vertical bars) and systematic (brackets) errors plotted independently.
Highlights on Dilepton and Photon Observables
With this approach, an excellent agreement was achieved [2,14] with the CERES data as demonstrated by the solid line in the left panel of Fig. 4.
Highlights on Dilepton and Photon Observables
Using the known values of the mass and radius of Ceres, its value of was calculated.
Semiclassical planetology : some results