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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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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

Etymologies

Latin Apollō, from Greek Apollōn.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek Ἀπόλλων (Apollōn). (Wiktionary)
From the object 1862 Apollo. (Wiktionary)

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