[ih-loo-ther-uh] /ɪˈlu θər ə/
an island in the N Bahamas. 164 sq. mi. (425 sq. km).
adj. 1620s, from Greek eleutherios “like a free man, noble-minded, frank, liberal,” literally “freeing, delivering, releaser,” title of Zeus as protector of political freedom, from eleutheria “freedom,” from PIE *leu-dheros.
[el-yoo-theer-ee-uh s] /ˌɛl yʊˈθɪər i əs/ noun 1. Saint, pope a.d. 175–189.
noun a fear of freedom Word Origin eleuthero- ‘free’
[verb el-uh-veyt; adjective el-uh-veyt, -vit] /verb ˈɛl əˌveɪt; adjective ˈɛl əˌveɪt, -vɪt/ verb (used with object), elevated, elevating. 1. to move or raise to a higher place or position; lift up. 2. to raise to a higher state, rank, or office; exalt; promote: to elevate an archbishop to cardinal. 3. to raise to a higher […]