Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The satellite of Saturn that is ninth in distance from the planet.

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  • proper n. A female given name.

Etymologies

Greek Helenē, name of Amazon that battled Achilles.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French Hélène and from German Helene. A variant of the English Helen. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Sure, there was the predictable level of awkwardness, but things got especially tense and strange when Michael found out that Helene is a cool 58 years old.

    'The Office' recap: Do not test my politeness | EW.com

  • He arrives, only to be mocked by two peers, Alfred and Bodom, who insist that Helene is hiding in the bar waiting to meet him.

    La Belle Hélène

  • Johan Theorin's debut Echoes from the Dead (translated by Marlaine Delargy, who also translates Asa Larsson) is being much talked about, and I've recently been indulging in Helene Tursten's three books so far translated into English (the first onealso translated by Reg Keeland, using the name Steven T Murray).

    Crime-fiction news from R&J and Sweden

  • He called Helene and told her the interrogation was a big mistake, that someone had pirated their computer.

    NEVER WAVE GOODBYE

  • I call Helene "Hella," and she calls me "Rita;" Helene and Grete are so vulgar.

    A Young Girl's Diary

  • Then he called Helene close to him, made use of her as his assistant; and she obeyed him reverently on seeing that her daughter was already more calm.

    A Love Episode

  • Finally, JC’s parents and my parents decided to get together and call JC’s uncle, Phil Baker-Shenk, a lawyer who worked with a major New York–based entertainment litigator by the name of Helene Freeman.

    Out of Sync

  • “Listen, One-Three-One,” Alexis heard herself saying, using the name she called Helene only when she was really annoyed with her it referred to the number that had appeared on the scale beneath Helene’s feet, followed immediately by a scream of despair.

    To Catch a Prince

  • He always called Helene a day late for her birthday, had to be reminded twice to pick her up at the airport during her winter visits, and always forgot the Christmas tree.

    To Catch a Prince

  • He watched as the copper-haired woman known as Helene summoned a towering staffer in cold violet formal wear, watched as she instructed him or requested something, and watched as the tall man stepped away.

    The Silent Warrior

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