Definitions

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

  • n. Hinduism The system of philosophy that further develops the implications in the Upanishads that all reality is a single principle, Brahman, and teaches that the believer's goal is to transcend the limitations of self-identity and realize one's unity with Brahman.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A Hindu system of philosophy concerned with the self-realisation by which one comes to understand the ultimate nature of reality, or Brahman.
  • proper n. The Upanishads collectively.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A system of philosophy among the Hindus, founded on scattered texts of the Vedas, and thence termed the “Anta,” or end or substance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A system of philosophy among the Hindus, founded on the Vedas.

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

  • n. (from the Sanskrit for `end of the Veda') one of six orthodox philosophical systems or viewpoints rooted in the Upanishads as opposed to Mimamsa which relies on the Vedas and Brahmanas

Etymologies

Sanskrit vedāntaḥ, complete knowledge of the Veda : Vedaḥ, Veda; see Veda + antaḥ, end; see ant- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The word Vedanta is a compound of Veda, or “knowledge,” and anta, or “end and conclusion.”

    Spiritual Teachings of the Avatar

  • London-listed Vedanta is keen to ramp up its mining and metals production capacity in India as rapid industrialization is expected to boost the country's metals demand significantly over the next decade.

    India Court Stays Vedanta Unit's Plant Closure

  • Earlier Monday, the Business Standard newspaper reported, citing unnamed sources familiar with the deal, that Vedanta is likely to raise the offer price for Cairn India's minority shareholders to 405 rupees a share from 355 rupees.

    India to Decide on Cairn-Vedanta Deal by End-December

  • Recently, Norway's state pension fund has sold around $13 million worth of shares in Vedanta Resources after it was found that Vedanta has caused severe environmental damage and violated human rights. posted by 24/7 News Network @ 9: 04 PM

    Orissa Tribals hail Norway for banning Vedanta

  • And just as if it had a Hollywood script in hand, Survival International can point to a very clearly delineated villain - a London-based mining company called Vedanta, which is majority-owned by a billionaire businessman named Anil Aggarwal.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • After that, he was on the board of governors of what is today the biggest mining corporation in the world, called Vedanta, which is mining in Orissa.

    Signs of the Times

  • In a branch of Hinduism known as Vedanta, the world and we, as inhabitants of the world, are considered temporary illusions.

    Jeffrey Small: Who Are You?

  • Salinger had relied for solace on the Hindu scriptures known as the Vedanta.

    Kenneth Slawenski's biography of J.D. Salinger

  • For the atma, this reawakening establishes a new direction for the final goal of human life, illustrated in the sixth darshan called Vedanta—“the final vision,” which can offer a new way for you, the atma, to look at and live in the world.

    Spiritual Teachings of the Avatar

  • Vedanta, which is listed in London but focused on India, is considering listing its Zambian Konkola Copper Mines division on the London Stock Exchange by the end of December and is considering listing its Sterlite Energy division around March, company Chairman Anil Agarwal said in an interview Thursday.

    Vedanta Plans to List 2 Units

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