Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The first woman, bestowed upon humankind as a punishment for Prometheus's theft of fire. Entrusted with a box containing all the ills that could plague people, she opened it out of curiosity and thereby released all the evils of human life.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In class. myth., the name of the first mortal woman, on whom all the gods and goddesses bestowed gifts.
  • noun In zoology, a name (mostly generic) variously used.
  • noun A variant of bandore for bandore.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • proper noun (Class. Myth.) A beautiful woman (all-gifted), whom Jupiter caused Vulcan to make out of clay in order to punish the human race, because Prometheus had stolen the fire from heaven. Jupiter gave Pandora a box containing all human ills, which, when the box was opened, escaped and spread over the earth. Hope alone remained in the box. Another version makes the box contain all the blessings of the gods, which were lost to men when Pandora opened it.
  • proper noun (Zoöl.) A genus of marine bivalves, in which one valve is flat, the other convex.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun Greek mythology The first woman on earth, who had been given a box by the gods and instructed not to open it, but who disobeyed the instructions out of curiosity, releasing all manner of evils into the world.
  • proper noun astronomy A moon of the planet Saturn.
  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Entomophthoraceae — certain fungi not placed within a phylum.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (Greek mythology) the first woman; created by Hephaestus on orders from Zeus who presented her to Epimetheus along with a box filled with evils

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Greek Pandōrā, having all gifts : pan-, pan- + dōron, gift; see dō- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Ancient Greek Πανδώρα (Pandṓra), "all gifts".

Examples

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  • BASH: Now, Craig's attorney, Stan Brand, says that the Ethics Committee would embarrass itself by opening what he called a Pandora's box by reprimanding Senator Craig for a misdemeanor, but it is important to know that the Ethics Committee now is conducting a preliminary investigation.

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  • Here he came upon a pass, which he called Pandora's Pass, [See Appendix.] and which he found to be practicable as a stock route to the plains.

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  • We had never discussed the past, as whenever I broached the subject of my childhood she would say she did not want to open what she described as a Pandora's box.

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  • The scenes in Pandora — a planet with an Earth-like environment — are so breathtaking that the narrative seems almost beside the point.

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  • The characters were purest Kabuki, but the scientists acted like real scientists, had a sense of collegiality, seemed genuinely interested in Pandora and its ecosystem.

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  • The environment of Pandora is lush, the epitome of natural beauty.

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  • The characters were purest Kabuki, but the scientists acted like real scientists, had a sense of collegiality, seemed genuinely interested in Pandora and its ecosystem.

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  • However, Pandora is THE main character of the movie, and that's all told visually.

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  • Anyways … Pandora is rocking my socks off right now.

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