Dido

Definitions

  • Love, disguised as Ascanius, meets with Dido
    Love, disguised as Ascanius, meets with Dido
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Dido (Roman mythology) a princess of Tyre who was the founder and queen of Carthage; Virgil tells of her suicide when she was abandoned by Aeneas
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Anna tries to help the dying Dido Anna tries to help the dying Dido
Dido refuses to listen to Aeneas' apology Dido refuses to listen to Aeneas' apology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dido A shrewd trick; an antic; a caper.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dido An old story.
    • n dido A caper; a prank; a trick.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dido dī′dō (slang) an antic caper
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Usage

In literature:

Dido sways the sceptre, who flying her brother set sail from the Tyrian town.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
I directed them to proceed to the Island of Marundum, and, after visiting the South Natunas, to rejoin the Dido at Sarawak.
"The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido" by Henry Keppel
To all that has at different times been written about Virgil's treatment of the Dido legend I must venture here to add another word.
"The Religious Experience of the Roman People" by W. Warde Fowler
The people of Dido had not, like those of Romulus, established off-shoots in the interior.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 356, June, 1845" by Various
Dido and AEneas, by Porson, 68.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852" by Various
Contrasted with Gaspar Poussin's rain-cloud in the Dido and Aeneas.
"Modern Painters Volume I (of V)" by John Ruskin
I feel like the fair Dido mounting her funeral pyre.
"Liége on the Line of March" by Glenna Lindsley Bigelow
Virgil describes Dido forsaken by AEneas, wandering alone on a desert shore in pursuit of the Tyrians.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 2, No. 12, May, 1851." by Various
Three times the tender came out, an' each trip the sea was kickin' up didoes so that he couldn't land.
"The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
I never told Mis' Kittridge none o' their didos; bless you, 'twouldn't been o' no use.
"The Pearl of Orr's Island" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
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In poetry:

Here in my soul I am Sappho;
Lady Hamilton am I, as well.
In me Recamier vies with Kitty O'Shea,
With Dido, and Eve, and poor Nell.
"Song Of One Of The Girls" by Dorothy Parker
Roman Virgil, thou that singest
Ilion's lofty temples robed in fire,
Ilion falling, Rome arising,
wars, and filial faith, and Dido's pyre;
"To Virgil" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Here Dido rears the funeral pile,
And decks it with the Trojan's spoil;
Then seeks her death, and goes a ghost,
For love's disdain, to Stygian coast.
"Love And Wisdom: A Vision" by Robert Alves
Persons of the Drama.
Darius, King of Media and Babylon.
Pharnaces, Courtier, Enemy to Daniel. Soranus, dido.
Araspes, A Young Median Lord, Friend and Convert to Daniel
Daniel.
"Daniel. A Sacred Drama" by Hannah More
So to yEneas, moving obscurely
Through the dim groves and Avernian meadows,
So may have shone the white face of Dido,
Silently scorning him, scorning his entreaties
Then fled away through crowding shadows.
"Fog" by George Rostrevor Hamilton
I'll tell you how she loved me--and what her people thought:
When I asked to marry Annie they said "they reckoned not--
That I cut too many didoes and monkey-shines to suit
Their idea of a son-in-law, and I could go, to boot!"
"George Mullen's Confession" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

Dido's collaboration with Eminem, 'Stan,' helped make a name for the singer, and now the British star has named her son Stanley in honor of the chart-topping song.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dido, 40, and her husband Rohan Garvin welcomed their little bundle of joy at London's Portland Hospital in July 2011.
Bach Collegium will breathe new life into 300-year-old opera, 'Dido and Aeneas.
Baylor Opera's strong chorus, entertaining narrative in ' Dido and Aeneas'.
Dido returns with new.
Dido 's collaboration with Eminem, 'Stan,' helped make a name for the singer, and now the British star has named her son Stanley in honor of the chart-topping song.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dido , 40, and her husband Rohan Garvin welcomed their little bundle of joy at London's Portland Hospital in July 2011.
Bitter Fame A Life of Sylvia Plath By Anne Stevenson With additional material by Lucas Myers, Dido Merwin and Richard Murphy.
COSTAS Amber Star Merkens and Domingo Estrada Jr in 'Dido and Aeneas'.
When I am laid in earth (Dido's Lament) 9:47 Henry Purcell Masques Olivier Fortin Shannon Mercer, soprano Buy Now.
Emily Bronte, Bloody Mary and Dido Queen of Carthage, Women's History Month Special on Fresh Fruit March 17.
Emily Bronte, Bloody Mary and Dido Queen of Carthage , Women's History Month Special on Fresh Fruit March 17.
Dido Nabs Kendrick Lamar for New Single 'Let Us Move On'.
Dido / Photo courtesy of the artist.
What has Dido been doing since releasing her meek, emotionally scarred third album, 2008's Safe Trip Home.
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In science:

An early example of optimization problem is narrated in Virgil’s Aeneid: Dido, a Phenician princess, is obliged to flee Tyre, her hometown, after her husband is murdered by her brother, a cruel tyrant.
Theoretical analysis of optimization problems - Some properties of random k-SAT and k-XORSAT
Iarbas, in love with Dido but rejected by her, has no intention to allow the settlement, and offers only as much land as can be enclosed in a bull’s hide.
Theoretical analysis of optimization problems - Some properties of random k-SAT and k-XORSAT
He is, however, outwitted by Dido, who cuts the hide in thin stripes, which she joins to form a long string.
Theoretical analysis of optimization problems - Some properties of random k-SAT and k-XORSAT
In some of the following examples, dynamic optimizations are solved using the software package DIDO . A frustration in nonlinear programming is the difficulty of finding global optimal solutions within a given domain.
Computational Analysis of Control Systems Using Dynamic Optimization
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