Cato

biographical name (1)
Ca·​to | \ ˈkā-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce Cato (audio) \

Definition of Cato

 (Entry 1 of 2)

Marcus Porcius 234–149 b.c. the Elder; the Censor Roman statesman

Cato

biographical name (2)

Definition of Cato (Entry 2 of 2)

Marcus Porcius 95–46 b.c. the Younger; great-grandson of Cato the Elder Roman statesman

Learn More about Cato

Statistics for Cato

Cite this Entry

“Cato.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cato. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

Comments on Cato

What made you want to look up Cato? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

A Thanksgiving Word Quiz

  • a traditional thanksgiving dinner
  • November comes from a word for which of the following numbers?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!