Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Obsolete form of pagoda.
  • n. An idol.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A pagoda.
  • n. An idol.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A pagoda; hence, any Oriental temple.
  • n. An image of a deity; an idol.

Etymologies

Compare French pagode. See pagoda. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Tyrant or liberator, lawgiver or law-breaker, depending on how you look at him, Byron's "little pagod" remains, for his admirers, the incarnation of the romantic genius.

    How Stanley Kubrick Met His Waterloo

  • Indian pagod, than to a temple built upon the principles of the

    Travels through France and Italy

  • Out ng lahat ng bagay, ang pagod, likod ng panganganak, panahon na nasayang, ang pinakamasama ay ang hipnosis.

    ideonexus.com »2004» Hunyo

  • Ako ay hindi kahit na dalawampung minuto sa pagsakay at ang aking leeg ay na pagod mula sa labanan ng hangin.

    ideonexus.com »2004» Hunyo

  • Bedlam, who fancies himself Napoleon Buonaparte, or any other pagod, you will be able to point out the delusion under which he labours, and to assure him that his social position, though respectable, was never imperial.

    A Yacht Voyage to Norway, Denmark, and Sweden 2nd edition

  • At each spontaneous tribute rendered by the wayfarers to this black pagod of a fellow -- the tribute of a pause and stare, and less frequent an exclamation, -- the motley retinue showed that they took that sort of pride in the evoker of it which the Assyrian priests doubtless showed for their grand sculptured Bull when the faithful prostrated themselves.

    Billy Budd

  • No, my lords, justice is not this halt and miserable object; it is not the ineffective bauble of an Indian pagod; it is not the portentous phantom of despair; it is not like any fabled monster, formed in the eclipse of reason, and found in some unhallowed grove of superstitious darkness and political dismay!

    At the Trial of Warren Hastings

  • My hypochondriac, with his head buried in a night-cap that covers his eyes, has the air of an immovable pagod, with a string tied to its chin, and going down under his chair.

    Diderot and the Encyclopædists Volume II.

  • No, I think even now I hear you calling upon me to turn from this vile libel, this base caricature, this Indian pagod, formed by the hand of guilty and knavish tyranny, to dupe the heart of ignorance, -- to turn from this deformed idol to the true Majesty of

    Memoirs of the Life of the Rt. Hon. Richard Brinsley Sheridan — Volume 02

  • ----, Napoleon, one of the most extraordinary of men that anakim of anarchy poor little pagod ode on his fall fortune's favourite

    Life of Lord Byron, Vol. 6 (of 6) With His Letters and Journals

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  • Ah, the Deity of Thai villas.

    January 30, 2009