Associations to the word «Catherine»


CATHERINE, proper noun. A female given name.
CATHERINE WHEEL, noun. A breaking wheel.
CATHERINE WHEEL, noun. (chiefly heraldry) The image of a breaking wheel, or wheel with spikes on it.
CATHERINE WHEEL, noun. A firework that rotates when lit.
CATHERINE WHEEL, noun. (gymnastics) A cartwheel move.
CATHERINE WHEEL, noun. (architecture) A rose window.
CATHERINE WHEELS, noun. Plural of Catherine wheel

Dictionary definition

CATHERINE, noun. First wife of Henry VIII; Henry VIII's divorce from her was the initial step of the Reformation in England (1485-1536).
CATHERINE, noun. Empress of Russia who greatly increased the territory of the empire (1729-1796).

Wise words

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