American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Greek Mythology The god of prophecy, music, medicine, and poetry, sometimes identified with the sun.
- n. A young man of great physical beauty.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Greek and later in Roman mythology, one of the great Olympian gods, the son of Zeus (Jupiter) and Leto (Latona), representing the light- and life-giving influence, as well as the deadly power, of the sun, and often identified with the sun-god, Helios. He was the leader of the Muses, god of music, poetry, and healing, and patron of these arts; a mighty protector from evil, all-seeing, and hence the master of prophecy; also the destroyer of the unjust and insolent, and ruler of pestilence. In art he was represented in the full majesty of youthful manhood, in most of his attributions unclothed or but lightly draped, and usually characterized by the bow and arrows, the laurel, the lyre, the oracular tripod, the serpent, or the dolphin. He was the father of Æsculapius, to whom he granted his art of healing. Apollo was honored, both locally and generally, under many special titles, of which each had its particular type in art and literature: as, Apollo Citharœdus (Apollo who sings to the accompaniment of the lyre), equivalent to Apollo Musagetes, the conductor of the Muses; Apollo Sauroctonos (the Lizard-killer), etc.
- n. [lowercase] In entomology, a butterfly, Papilio apollo.
- n. astronomy An asteroid possessing an orbit that crosses the orbit of the Earth and an orbital period of over one year, with semimajor axes greater than 1 AU, and perihelion distances less than 1.017 AU.
- n. astronomy The planet Mercury, when observed as a Morning Star.
- n. A United States space program, and the vehicles it created, used for human travel to the moon.
- n. with “the” Apollo Theater, a music hall in New York City associated with African-American performers.
- n. A butterfly (Parnassius apollo, a large swallowtail with black and red spots on white wings).
- n. A male given name.
- n. A placename.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Classic Myth.) A deity among the Greeks and Romans. He was the god of light and day (the “sun god”), of archery, prophecy, medicine, poetry, and music, etc., and was represented as the model of manly grace and beauty; -- called also
- n. (Greek mythology) Greek god of light; god of prophecy and poetry and music and healing; son of Zeus and Leto; twin brother of Artemis
- From the object 1862 Apollo. (Wiktionary)
- Latin Apollō, from Greek Apollōn. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“_Phoebus_ -- The Apollo of the Romans; the Sun. _Phoebus Apollo_ -- Phoebus the Destroyer, or the Purifier.”
“It was a monstrous serpent that assailed and strove to destroy the _mother_ of Apollo ere yet the birth of the god, but which, long after, _Apollo_ in turn assaulted and slew.”
“APOLLO: God of music and poetry, Apollo was the original rock star of Ancient”
“Graham, The reason we can't use one rocket as we did in Apollo is that this time around the mass being thrown at the moon is much greater then before.”
“The first Apollo missions and the eventual collapse of interest in Apollo is evidence of that.”
“Indeed, sustainability leaders have annexed the term Apollo to catalyze a vision of a clean energy revolution.”
“Cabiri and of Samothrace to the two Gods in the Constellation Gemini; whom others term Apollo and Hercules, two names of the Sun. Athenion says that the young Cabirus so slain was the same as the Dionusos or”
“Speaking of silicon chips enabled by NASA, cyberwealth is ultimately what will kill the space program to America's kids - it will never be the wide-eyed excitement and education motivator it was in Apollo, ever again.”
“An earth orbit rendezvous (EOR) scheme was proposed by von Braun and others to get to the Moon before lunar orbit rendezvous won out in Apollo planning.”
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