Pantheon

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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


  • Rooney in 'pantheon of English football's finest'
    Wayne Rooney deserves his place in the "pantheon of English football's finest,'' according to Gary Lineker Read more on this news related to 'Pantheon'
  • SAM BURGESS: I hung up on Gladiator Russell Crowe the first time he called
    The move to Australia which catapulted Burgess into the pantheon of rugby league greats was a case of an on-field warrior being lured by an on-screen Gladiator. Read more on this news related to 'Pantheon'
  • Lineker heaps praise on Rooney
    Wayne Rooney deserves his place in the "pantheon of English football's finest", according to former Three Lions striker Gary Lineker. Read more on this news related to 'Pantheon'

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