Definition of Adonis in English :

Define Adonis in English

Adonis meaning in English

Meaning of Adonis in English

Pronunciation of Adonis in English

Adonis pronunciation in English

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see synonyms of adonis


1. adonis

any handsome young man

2. adonis, genus adonis

annual or perennial herbs

3. adonis

(Greek mythology) a handsome youth loved by both Aphrodite and Persephone

Example Sentences:
'when Adonis died Zeus decreed that he should spend winters in the underworld with Persephone and spend summers with Aphrodite'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of adonis
1. Greek mythology
a handsome youth loved by Aphrodite. Killed by a wild boar, he was believed to spend part of the year in the underworld and part on earth, symbolizing the vegetative cycle
a handsome young man

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see synonyms of adonis
1.  Greek Mythology
a handsome young man loved by Aphrodite: he is killed by a wild boar
any very handsome young man

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of adonis
1. Greek Mythology A strikingly beautiful youth loved by Aphrodite, who transformed the drops of his blood into anemones after he was killed by a boar.
2. often adonis A handsome young man.

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