Associations to the word «Doris»

Wiktionary

DORIS, proper noun. A taxonomic genus within the family Dorididae   — sea slugs, specifically, dorid nudibranchs.
DORIS, proper noun. (Greek mythology) The daughter of Oceanus, wife of Nereus and mother of fifty sea-nymphs or nereids.
DORIS, proper noun. (astronomy) Short for 48 Doris, a main belt asteroid.
DORIS, proper noun. A female given name, taken to regular use at the end of the 19th century.
DORIS, proper noun. (British) (slang) One's girl friend, wife or significant other.
DORIS, adjective. (Cockney rhyming slang) gay

Dictionary definition

DORIS, noun. (Greek mythology) wife of Nereus and mother of the Nereids.
DORIS, noun. A small region of ancient Greece where the Doric dialect was spoken.

Wise words

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.