Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


n. Greek Mythology
The goddess of the dawn.

[Greek Ēōs, from ēōs, dawn; see aus- in Indo-European roots.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the winged goddess of the dawn, the daughter of Hyperion. Roman counterpart: Aurora
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(ˈi ɒs)

the ancient Greek goddess of the dawn.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Eos - (Greek mythology) the winged goddess of the dawn in ancient mythology; daughter of Hyperion; identified with Roman Aurora
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in classic literature ?
Thence they arise and go abroad by night, veiled in thick mist, and utter their song with lovely voice, praising Zeus the aegis- holder and queenly Hera of Argos who walks on golden sandals and the daughter of Zeus the aegis-holder bright-eyed Athene, and Phoebus Apollo, and Artemis who delights in arrows, and Poseidon the earth-holder who shakes the earth, and reverend Themis and quick-glancing (1) Aphrodite, and Hebe with the crown of gold, and fair Dione, Leto, Iapetus, and Cronos the crafty counsellor, Eos and great Helius and bright Selene, Earth too, and great Oceanus, and dark Night, and the holy race of all the other deathless ones that are for ever.
371-374) And Theia was subject in love to Hyperion and bare great Helius (Sun) and clear Selene (Moon) and Eos (Dawn) who shines upon all that are on earth and upon the deathless Gods who live in the wide heaven.
378-382) And Eos bare to Astraeus the strong-hearted winds, brightening Zephyrus, and Boreas, headlong in his course, and Notus, -- a goddess mating in love with a god.
Specially in case of laws penal, they ought to have care, that that which was meant for terror, be not turned into rigor; and that they bring not upon the people, that shower whereof the Scripture speaketh, Pluet super eos laqueos; for penal laws pressed, are a shower of snares upon the people.
With the LPF disabled, the EOS 5DSR takes full advantage of the original resolving power of the camera's 50.6mp sensor.
"We continually work to meet the desires of consumers who want products that offer beautiful design with enhanced efficacy in the lip care and skin care categories," says eos executive vice president of sales Scott Pakula.
Completely rebuilt and redesigned, the EOS 7D Mark II can capture an incredible 10 frames per second (fps) without a drop in resolution, and features a new 65-point cross-type AF system and Dual DIGIC 6 processors.
Marie Meynadier, CEO of EOS Imaging said this latest addition "redefines" musculoskeletal imaging.
Eos P6 Integrator is an optional Eos Explorer Extended module that automates the data exchange between a Sage Estimating estimate and a P6 EPPM and P6 PPM schedule.
EOS has leveraged its remote weapon technology base to develop lightweight [1-2 tonne] remote turrets for lighter vehicles which require cannon.
Because it bears the EOS moniker, though, you'd assume that the EOS M was more in line with the DSLR family than with the compact camera family below it.
Earlier this week Eos officials received notification of the BBC''s intention to go to the tribunal.