Definition of Pandora

1. 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.

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Generic synonyms: Mythical Being



Definition of Pandora

1. n. 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.

Definition of Pandora

1. 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. ¹

2. Proper noun. (astronomy) A moon of the planet Saturn. ¹

3. Noun. (biology) Common name for a number of fish of genus ''Pagellus'' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pandora

1. bandore [n -S] - See also: bandore

Medical Definition of Pandora

1. 1. 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. 2. A genus of marine bivalves, in which one valve is flat, the other convex. Origin: L, fr. Gr. Pandwra; pa^s, pa^n, all + dw^ron a gift. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pandora

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Literary usage of Pandora

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1. Essays and Studies Presented to William Ridgeway ... on His Sixtieth by Edmund Crosby Quiggin (1914)
"ELPIS AND Pandora IN HESIOD'S WORKS AND DATS The myth of Pandora given in the Works and Days is briefly this. Zeus, angry with Prometheus for the theft of ..."

2. A Wonder-book for Girls and Boys by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1892)
"Thus, after all his sage speeches to Pandora about restraining her curiosity, ... As Pandora raised the lid, the cottage grew very dark and dismal; ..."

3. Rudder by Thomas Fleming Day (1911)
"Pandora, which is slightly smaller than Captain Slocum's Spray, is constructed ... Built in Western Australia within the past twelve months, Pandora will, ..."

4. The Works of M. de Voltaire. by Voltaire (1762)
"Pandora. Pandora; and you, Titans, ... Pierce the cruel beauty's heart; My vengeance let Pandora know, In the gifts that I ..."

5. Greek and Roman [mythology] by William Sherwood Fox (1916)
"CREATION OF Pandora In the centre of the upper band the newly-created Pandora ... Pandora. — By accepting the stolen fire men were legally party to the ..."

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