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Pantheon Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • (antiquity) a temple to all the gods
  • a monument commemorating a nation''s dead heroes
  • all the gods of a religion

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • all the gods of a religion ,
  • a monument commemorating a nation's dead heroes ,
  • (antiquity) a temple to all the gods

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Pantheon Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


The Pantheon, meaning "Temple of all the gods") is a building in Rome. It was originally built as a temple to the gods of Ancient Rome, and rebuilt about 126 AD during Hadrian's reign. Today, it is not known what gods were included.

The Pantheon is the best preserved of all Roman buildings. Since it was built, it has always been used. The design of the current building is sometimes credited to Trajan's architect Apollodorus of Damascus, but it may also been Emperor Hadrian's architects who designed it. Scholars now agree that it was not Hadrian himelf who built it. Since the 7th century, the Pantheon has been used as a Roman Catholic church. The Pantheon is the oldest standing domed structure in Rome. The height to the oculus and the diameter of the interior circle are the same, 43.3 metres (142 ft).



Pantheon Sample Sentences in News


  • McIlroy has joined pantheon of greats: Torrance
    By Tony Jimenez LONDON (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy's accomplishments this season have helped him join Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Seve Ballesteros among the pantheon of golfing greats, according to former European Ryder Cup captain Sam Torrance. Torrance, who was able to get a close-up view of the way the world number one operates when he worked as a deputy Read more on this news related to 'Pantheon'
  • Golf-McIlroy has joined pantheon of greats - Torrance
    By Tony Jimenez LONDON, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy's accomplishments this season have helped him join Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Seve Ballesteros among the pantheon of golfing greats, according to former European Ryder Cup captain Sam Torrance. Torrance, who was able to get a close-up view of the way the world number one operates when he worked as a Read more on this news related to 'Pantheon'
  • Big Rig Drag Racing Looks Like Every Breathing Person's Hell On Earth
    Le Mans. Indianapolis. Daytona. Suzuka. Such is the Pantheon of international motorsports. And into the Pantheon, steps a new challenger. Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce, Quebec, home of the annual Big Rig Drag Race. A race that would make all the people who want hybrids in F1 faint with quelle horreur . Read more... Read more on this news related to 'Pantheon'

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