De·​me·​ter di-ˈmē-tər How to pronounce Demeter (audio)
: the Greek goddess of agriculture compare ceres

Examples of Demeter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Myth: Persephone, daughter of Zeus and Demeter, was gathering flowers when Hades burst from the underworld in his black chariot and abducted her. Jay Katsir, The New Yorker, 4 Sep. 2023 Universal The Last Voyage of the Demeter is based on Dracula by Bram Stoker. Philip Ellis, Men's Health, 11 Aug. 2023 Alternate new-to-VOD pick: The admittedly just-OK vampire-on-a-ship movie: The Last Voyage of the Demeter. James Hibberd, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Sep. 2023 The Last Voyage of the Demeter offers an inside look at all the horrors that play out on the ship throughout its final journey. Megan McCluskey, Time, 11 Aug. 2023 The cast from Bram Stoker’s novel are transposed to space junkers, who come across the derelict spaceship Demeter. Vulture, 13 Aug. 2023 Last Voyage of Demeter, a Dracula film with a $45 million budget, debuted this weekend to $6.5 million and Disney’s Haunted Mansion, which premiered the day after the start of the actor's strike, earned $5.6 million in sixth place. Mary Whitfill Roeloffs, Forbes, 13 Aug. 2023 Here’s how the film differs from its classic source material: New movies to see this weekend:Skip 'Last Voyage of the Demeter,' stream 'Heart of Stone' What is 'The Last Voyage of the Demeter' movie based on? Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, 12 Aug. 2023 The big downer of the weekend is The Last Voyage of Demeter, from Amblin and Universal. Pamela McClintock, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History


Latin, from Greek Dēmētēr

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Demeter was in 1833

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“Demeter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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