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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Hebe (Greek mythology) the goddess of youth and spring; wife of Hercules; daughter of Zeus and Hera; cupbearer to the Olympian gods
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Hebe (Zoöl) An African ape; the hamadryas.
    • Hebe (Class. Myth) The goddess of youth, daughter of Jupiter and Juno. She was believed to have the power of restoring youth and beauty to those who had lost them.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Hebe In Greek myth, the goddess of youth and spring; the personification of eternal and exuberant youth, and, until supplanted in this office by Ganymede, the cup-bearer of Olympus, a daughter of Zeus and Hera, who gave her as wife to Hercules after his deification, as a reward of his achievements.
    • n Hebe The sixth planetoid, discovered by Henke in Driesen, Prussia, in 1847.
    • n Hebe [lowercase] In mammalogy, same as hamadryad, 4.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hebe hē′bē a personification of youth and spring, from the name of the daughter of Zeus and Hera, who was cup-bearer of Olympus.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. Gr. "h`bh youth, "H`bh Hebe


In literature:

He dined at his usual hour, and his two Hebes alternately filled his glass with Madeira.
"Gryll Grange" by Thomas Love Peacock
He who could mistrust poison in this wine would mistrust consumption in Hebe's cheek.
"The Confidence-Man" by Herman Melville
Hera was the mother of Ares (Mars), Hephaestus, Hebe, and Eileithyia.
"Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome" by E.M. Berens
Hebe then washed him, and put on him beautiful garments.
"The Iliad of Homer (1873)" by Homer
Mrs. Gaunt followed in due course, and sat at breakfast with him, looking young and blooming as Hebe, and her eye never off him long.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 106, August, 1866" by Various
The face of this monitory Hebe haunted me for some years in a way that I must faintly attempt to explain.
"The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1 (2 vols)" by Thomas De Quincey
The lady smiled, drank the water, and returned the tumbler to the black-eyed Hebe, who received it with a profound curtsy.
"Flora Lyndsay" by Susan Moodie
What, hath Ramnusia spent her knotted whip, That ye dare strive on Hebe's cup to sip?
"A History of English Literature" by George Saintsbury
You must admit I showed no want of firmness afterwards in dealing with Hebe, but then, she never interested me.
"Hypolympia" by Edmund Gosse
Hebe Sir Joseph's first cousin.
"Operas Every Child Should Know" by Mary Schell Hoke Bacon
Let us to the blushing Hebe of the bar.
"The Tale of Timber Town" by Alfred Grace
This Hebe rejoiced in the musical name of Kathleen.
"The Macdermots of Ballycloran" by Anthony Trollope
See how the woman smiles when the Hebe speaks to her!
"The Old Countess; or, The Two Proposals" by Ann S. Stephens
Anne and Hebe were among these, but Hebe danced much better than Anne.
"The Girls and I" by Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
Here is Hebe, the product of rosea x Sanderiana, rosy white of sepal and petal, bright pink of lip, yellow at the base.
"The Woodlands Orchids" by Frederick Boyle
The "Dancing Nymphs" maintain a character similar to that of the Hebe.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
At the distance of two leagues we reached what was called a hebe, or fountain.
"Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. II." by John L. Stephens
Brune had a scarf-pin, representing a lovely Hebe.
"A Rose of a Hundred Leaves" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Dainty and fresh as a Hebe, she might be sixteen years of age.
"The Branding Needle, or The Monastery of Charolles" by Eugène Sue
Also an exhibition of the blandishments of our Twentieth-Century Hebe, who sat on the turf next to the Honourable Jim.
"Miss Million's Maid" by Bertha Ruck

In poetry:

Then the dream faded; others came, in which
I sat in high abodes,
With Hebe and her nectar within reach,
And all the mighty gods.
"In Tempe" by Alexander Anderson
Chloe's hair, no doubt, was brighter;
Lydia's mouth more sweetly sad;
Hebe's arms were rather whiter;
Languorous-lidded Helen had
"Renunciation" by Dorothy Parker
Have you not seen her?--then listen I pray,
Oh! listen to what a poor shepherd can say
In the praise of one ne'er so lovely was seen;
She's youthful as Hebe, she moves like a Queen.
"A Pastoral" by Mary Ann H T Bigelow
"Hebe, the chalice
Fill full to the brim!
Steep his eyes—steep his eyes in the bath of the dew,
Let him dream, while the Styx is concealed from his view,
That the life of the gods is for him!"
"Dithyramb" by Friedrich von Schiller
I would more natures were like thine,
That never casts a glance before,
Thou Hebe, who thy heart's bright wine
So lavishly to all dost pour,
That we who drink forget to pine,
And can but dream of bliss in store.
"Allegra" by James Russell Lowell
He decked her in costly attire, and showed her beauty with pride
As for sympathy and love, what need of these had she?
He had placed her amidst the choicest treasures of land and sea,
His marble Hebe never complained, and why should his bride?
"Roses Of June" by Marietta Holley

In news:

In addition to Hebe 's retirement, Navistar today announced two additions to its board and plans to name a third.
And the new International LoadStar has Hebe 's fingerprints all over it.
Hebe 's love of cabovers was more than just nostalgia, though.
Hebe, Navistar's senior vice president, North America Sales Operations, will retire from Navistar.
Hebe, Navistar's senior vice president, North America Sales Operations, will retire from Navistar, the company announced today.
James Hebe, Navistar senior vice-president of North America sales operations, has today announced his retirement.
Hebe, 63, has led the company's North American Truck sales and marketing efforts since re-joining the company in 2008.
Navistar Announces Hebe 's Retirement, Production Plans.
Among Hebe 's numerous industry accomplishments is the Distinguished Service Citation from the Automotive Hall of Fame in 1995, one of the few trucking industry executives to earn this distinction.
Joshua Reynolds, Mrs Musters as "Hebe," 1782.
I noticed this ad in the June 21, 1922, edition of the Express and wondered what Hebe was (isn't that what an advertisement is supposed to do?).