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pan·the·on

 (păn′thē-ŏn′, -ən)
n.
1. Pantheon A circular temple in Rome, completed around ad 125 and dedicated to all the gods.
2. A temple dedicated to all gods.
3. All the gods of a people considered as a group: Jupiter is head of the Roman pantheon.
4. A public building commemorating and dedicated to the heroes of a nation.
5. A group of persons most highly regarded for contributions to a field or endeavor: the pantheon of modern physics.

[Middle English Panteon, Pantheon, from Latin Panthēum, Panthēon, from Greek Pantheion, shrine of all the gods, from neuter sing. of pantheios, of all the gods : pan-, pan- + theos, god; see dhēs- in Indo-European roots.]

pantheon

(pænˈθiːən; ˈpænθɪən)
n
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) (esp in ancient Greece or Rome) a temple to all the gods
2. (Theology) all the gods collectively of a religion
3. a monument or building commemorating a nation's dead heroes
[C14: via Latin from Greek Pantheion, from pan- + -theios divine, from theos god]

Pantheon

(pænˈθiːən; ˈpænθɪən)
n
(Placename) a circular temple in Rome dedicated to all the gods, built by Agrippa in 27 bc, rebuilt by Hadrian 120–24 ad, and used since 609 ad as a Christian church

pan•the•on

(ˈpæn θiˌɒn, -ən or, esp. Brit., pænˈθi ən)

n.
1. a public building containing tombs or memorials of the illustrious dead of a nation.
2. the realm of the heroes or idols of any group, movement, etc.: a place in the pantheon of American literature.
3. a temple dedicated to all the gods.
4. the gods of a particular mythology considered collectively.
5. (cap.) a domed circular temple in Rome, completed a.d. 120–124 by Hadrian, used as a church since a.d. 609.
[1375–1425; late Middle English panteon < Latin Panthēon < Greek Pántheion, n. use of neuter of pántheios of all gods]
pan`the•on′ic, adj.

Pantheon

 the assemblage of all the gods; the deities of a people, collectively.
Examples: pantheon of gods; of all religions, 1639.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pantheon - all the gods of a religion
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
deity, divinity, god, immortal - any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
2.pantheon - a monument commemorating a nation's dead heroes
monument, memorial - a structure erected to commemorate persons or events
3.pantheon - (antiquity) a temple to all the gods
temple - place of worship consisting of an edifice for the worship of a deity
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
capital of Italy, Eternal City, Italian capital, Rome, Roma - capital and largest city of Italy; on the Tiber; seat of the Roman Catholic Church; formerly the capital of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire
antiquity - the historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe
Translations

pantheon

[ˈpænθɪən] Npanteón m

pantheon

[ˈpænθiən] n [gods] → panthéon m; [important people] → panthéon m

pantheon

nPantheon nt

pantheon

[ˈpænθɪən] npantheon m inv
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When the war began, there stood on Cote Joyeuse an imposing mansion of red brick, shaped like the Pantheon.
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She died in solitary confinement after horrible and prolonged torture; but to-day she stands in imperishable bronze in the Pantheon of Brotherhood in the wonder city of Serles.
The culminating point of this sweep of walls was the Papal gate, that is to say, near the present site of the Pantheon.
The golden calf they worship at Boston is a pigmy compared with the giant effigies set up in other parts of that vast counting-house which lies beyond the Atlantic; and the almighty dollar sinks into something comparatively insignificant, amidst a whole Pantheon of better gods.
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