from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One of the townships of ancient Attica.
- n. Ecology A local, usually stable population of interbreeding organisms of the same kind or species.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A township or other subdivision of ancient Attica.
- n. A distinct local population of plants or animals.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A territorial subdivision of Attica (also of modern Greece), corresponding to a township.
- n. An undifferentiated aggregate of cells or plastids.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An obsolete (Middle English) form of deem.
- n. A subdivision of ancient Attica and of modern Greece; a township.
- n. In zoology:
- n. The tertiary or higher individual resulting from the aggregate integration of merides (see meris); a zoöid.
- n. Any undifferentiated aggregate of plastids or monads. See extract.
Greek dēmos, people, land; see dā- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek δῆμος (demos, "district"). (Wiktionary)