from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
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- proper n. The planet Mercury, when observed as a Morning Star.
- proper n. A United States space program, and the vehicles it created, used for human travel to the moon.
- proper n. Apollo Theater, a music hall in New York City associated with African-American performers.
- proper n. A butterfly (Parnassius apollo, a large swallowtail with black and red spots on white wings).
- proper n. A male given name.
- proper n. A placename.
- n. 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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 Phébus.
from The 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.
- n. [lowercase] In entomology, a butterfly, Papilio apollo.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
_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
The name "Apollo" immediately conjures up images and feelings of power.
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.