from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The disposition, character, or fundamental values peculiar to a specific person, people, culture, or movement: "They cultivated a subversive alternative ethos” ( Anthony Burgess).
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- n. The character or fundamental values of a person, people, culture, or movement.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The character, sentiment, or disposition of a community or people, considered as a natural endowment; the spirit which actuates manners and customs; also, the characteristic tone or genius of an institution or social organization.
- n. The traits in a work of art which express the ideal or typic character -- character as influenced by the ethos (sense 1) of a people -- rather than realistic or emotional situations or individual character in a narrow sense; -- opposed to
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Habitual character and disposition.
- n. Specifically In the Gr. fine arts, etc., the inherent quality of a work which produces, or is fitted to produce, a high moral impression, noble, dignified, and universal, as opposed to a work characterized by pathos, or the particular, accidental, passionate, realistic quality.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (anthropology) the distinctive spirit of a culture or an era
It's such a relaxed and friendly place and the ethos is all part of that. quintessentiallysoho. comThis is
This is a story of inclusion and change, a movement from what he calls ethos (custom) to ta ethne (the nations).
Our child-porn loving heroes get all upset when that ethos is turned on its head - i.e. an assault by one police officer is an assault by any police officer.
And what ethos is it that prevents the public from knowing which public servants represented unlawful combatants?
John: And what ethos is it that prevents the public from knowing which public servants represented unlawful combatants?
I think your explanation regarding the American ethos is far more accurate than arguing that American industry was founded on a Taylor model.
Their ethos is linked to that of New York's Editions: Artists 'Book Fair, whose focus on new editions, young artists and young galleries, "I was hoping to reproduce that back in London" explains Richard Lloyd, Christie's International Head of the Print Department.
Fundamentalism, as one of the chief protests against this modern ethos, is not likely to disappear.
The ethos is artsy but not quite avant-garde, and there is a sense that these clothes are worn by the designer herself.
There is a certain ethos that characterizes a great number of ordinary Republicans – or at least the ordinary Republicans with whom I prefer to spend my time.