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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

masc. proper name, from Latin Caecilius (fem. Caecilia), name of a Roman gens, from caecus "blind."


n. 1 (given name male from=Latin). 2 (surname: from=Welsh)

Cecil, GA -- U.S. town in Georgia
Population (2000): 265
Housing Units (2000): 138
Land area (2000): 0.846343 sq. miles (2.192019 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.007722 sq. miles (0.020000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.854065 sq. miles (2.212019 sq. km)
FIPS code: 14192
Located within: Georgia (GA), FIPS 13
Location: 31.047092 N, 83.393416 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Cecil, GA
Cecil, OH -- U.S. village in Ohio
Population (2000): 216
Housing Units (2000): 81
Land area (2000): 1.467408 sq. miles (3.800569 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.467408 sq. miles (3.800569 sq. km)
FIPS code: 12700
Located within: Ohio (OH), FIPS 39
Location: 41.219177 N, 84.602783 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 45821
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Cecil, OH
Cecil-Bishop, PA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Pennsylvania
Population (2000): 2585
Housing Units (2000): 992
Land area (2000): 2.542380 sq. miles (6.584734 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 2.542380 sq. miles (6.584734 sq. km)
FIPS code: 11804
Located within: Pennsylvania (PA), FIPS 42
Location: 40.322303 N, 80.191384 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 15321
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Cecil-Bishop, PA
Cecil, PA
Cecil, WI -- U.S. village in Wisconsin
Population (2000): 466
Housing Units (2000): 246
Land area (2000): 1.374519 sq. miles (3.559988 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.027588 sq. miles (0.071453 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.402107 sq. miles (3.631441 sq. km)
FIPS code: 13325
Located within: Wisconsin (WI), FIPS 55
Location: 44.809442 N, 88.452323 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 54111
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Cecil, WI
Cecil -- U.S. County in Maryland
Population (2000): 85951
Housing Units (2000): 34461
Land area (2000): 348.134403 sq. miles (901.663925 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 69.746109 sq. miles (180.641585 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 417.880512 sq. miles (1082.305510 sq. km)
Located within: Maryland (MD), FIPS 24
Location: 39.592628 N, 75.951459 W
Cecil, MD
Cecil County
Cecil County, MD

Cecil ( or ) may refer to:

Cecil (programming language)

Cecilia is a pure object-oriented programming language that was developed by Craig Chambers at the University of Washington in 1992 to be part of the Vortex project there. Cecil has many similarities to other object-oriented languages, most notably Objective-C, Modula-3, and Self. The main goals of the project were extensibility, orthogonality, efficiency, and ease-of-use.

The language supports multiple dispatch and multimethods, dynamic inheritance, and optional static type checking. Unlike most other OOP systems, Cecil allows subtyping and code inheritance to be used separately, allowing run-time or external extension of object classes or instances. Like Objective-C, all object services in Cecil are invoked by message passing, and the language supports run-time class identification. These features allow Cecil to support dynamic, exploratory programming styles. Parameterized types and methods ( generics, polymorphism), garbage collection, and delegation are also supported. Cecil also supports a module mechanism for isolating independent libraries or packages. Cecil does not presently support threads or any other form of concurrency. A standard library for Cecil is also available and includes various collection, utility, system, I/O, and GUI classes.

The Diesel language was the successor of Cecil.

There was also an assembler type language known as Cesil (Computer Education in Schools Instructional Language) used in the late 70's developed by ICL. It was quite similar to the later language MASM.

Cecil (band)

Cecil was an English rock band from Liverpool. They released two albums, Bombar Diddlah (1996) and Subtitles (1998). They gained a small degree of commercial success in the UK charts, with their singles, "Hostage in a Frock" (1997) and "The Most Tiring Day" (1998).

Cecil (given name)

Cecil is a given name, usually male. Notable people with the name include:

Cecil (soil)

Originally mapped in Cecil County, Maryland in 1899, more than 10 million acres (40,000 km²) of the Cecil soil series (Fine, kaolinitic, thermic Typic Kanhapludults) are now mapped in the Piedmont region of the southeastern United States. It extends from Virginia through North Carolina (where it is the state soil), South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama, with the [,-78.490705&spn=0.029251,0.061669&z=15 typic Cecil pedon] actually located in Franklin County, NC. A map showing the actual extent of the Cecil series is available at the Center for Environmental Informatics

The Cecil series developed over igneous rock such as granite, and metamorphic rock which is chemically similar to granite. Virgin Cecil soils support forests dominated by pine, oak and hickory, and have a topsoil of brown sandy loam. The subsoil is a red clay which is dominated by kaolinite and has considerable mica. Few Cecil soils are in their virgin state, for most have been cultivated at one time or another. Indifferent land management has allowed many areas of Cecil soils to lose their topsoils through soil erosion, exposing the red clay subsoil. This clay is amenable to cultivation, responds well to careful management, and supports good growth of pine where allowed to revert to forest. Like other well-drained Ultisols, it is ideal for urban development; however, in common with other kaolinite-dominated clays, it has little ability to recover from soil compaction. Total potassium in the Cecil is higher than typical for Ultisols due to the presence of mica.

Cecil (surname)

Cecil is a surname of Welsh origin. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Brett Cecil (born 1986), Canadian baseball pitcher
  • Chuck Cecil (born 1964), American football player
  • Edward Cecil, 1st Viscount Wimbledon (1572–1638), English political and military leader

:* Edward Cecil (disambiguation)

  • Henry Cecil (disambiguation)
  • Lord David Cecil (1902–1986), British biographer, historian and academic
  • Robert Cecil (disambiguation)
    • Robert Gascoyne-Cecil (disambiguation), several people
  • Malcolm Cecil (born 1937), British jazz bassist and Grammy Award-winning record producer
  • Rex Cecil (1916–1966), American baseball pitcher 1944–1945
  • William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley or Lord Burghley (1520–1598), English statesman, the chief advisor of Queen Elizabeth I

Usage examples of "cecil".

Only William Cecil, her longtime advisor, was sure enough of his welcome to interrupt the intimate talk between the two childhood friends.

William Cecil groaned softly, dropped his head into his hands, and listened with his eyes closed as the Bishop of Winchester preached himself into house arrest.

Whitehall Palace, and Cecil and Elizabeth were anxious that the traditions of Tudor rule should be seen as continuous.

Neither Cecil nor Dudley had yet managed to get home to their wives for so much as a single night during the Christmas season.

He found her already in close-headed conference with William Cecil, seated over a little table with papers before them.

She glanced up and smiled at him but she did not wave him to approach, and he was forced to stand against the wood-paneled walls with the dozen or so other men who had risen early to pay their compliments and found that Cecil had got in first.

Then it had been Cecil alone who had kept the princess from folly, and now it was Cecil alone who had the reward for those years of service.

Dudley thought, looking from Cecil at the table to Kat Ashley at the window.

And she would have to lose faith in Cecil before anything else could be done.

French ambassador, a couple of lords, some small-fry gentry, a couple of ladies-in-waiting, and half a dozen guards that Cecil had collected to accompany the queen, Dudley managed to ride by her side and they were left alone for most of the ride.

William Cecil remarked, coming up to the table as the cards were brought.

Sir Francis bowed his obedience, and Dudley and Cecil made their way over to him.

The older man was smiling, a quirky corner upturned at his mouth as if he knew exactly what Cecil was thinking.

Cecil stayed up all night writing lists of men he could trust, preparing plans to see her guarded, and knew at the end that if the Catholics of England obeyed the Pope, as they must do, then Elizabeth was a dead woman, and all that Cecil could do for her was to delay her funeral.

The loud, joyful rumble of the court at dinner filled the great hall, the servants cleared the tables, and then Cecil was beckoned up to the dais and stood before the queen.