• WordNet 3.6
    • n Apollo (Greek mythology) Greek god of light; god of prophecy and poetry and music and healing; son of Zeus and Leto; twin brother of Artemis
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"I would be strikin' as Mercury, but I think I would be at my best as Apollo." "I would be strikin' as Mercury, but I think I would be at my best as Apollo."
Apollo Belvedere Apollo Belvedere

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Apollo 17 crew were the last men on the moon
    • n Apollo (Classic Myth) A deity among the Greeks and Romans. He was the god of light and day (the “sun god”), of archery, prophecy, medicine, poetry, and music, etc., and was represented as the model of manly grace and beauty; -- called also Phébus.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Just twenty seconds worth of fuel remained when Apollo 11's lunar module landed on the moon.
    • n Apollo In Greek and later in Roman mythology, one of the great Olympian gods, the son of Zeus (Jupiter) and Leto (Latona), representing the light- and life-giving influence, as well as the deadly power, of the sun, and often identified with the sun-god, Helios. He was the leader of the Muses, god of music, poetry, and healing, and patron of these arts; a mighty protector from evil, all-seeing, and hence the master of prophecy; also the destroyer of the unjust and insolent, and ruler of pestilence. In art he was represented in the full majesty of youthful manhood, in most of his attributions unclothed or but lightly draped, and usually characterized by the bow and arrows, the laurel, the lyre, the oracular tripod, the serpent, or the dolphin. He was the father of Æsculapius, to whom he granted his art of healing. Apollo was honored, both locally and generally, under many special titles, of which each had its particular type in art and literature: as, Apollo Citharœdus (Apollo who sings to the accompaniment of the lyre), equivalent to Apollo Musagetes, the conductor of the Muses; Apollo Sauroctonos (the Lizard-killer), etc.
    • n Apollo [lowercase] In entomology, a butterfly, Papilio apollo.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. Apollo, -linis, Gr.


In literature:

But the Florentine believes in Apollo with his whole mind, and is trying to explain his strength in every touch.
"Ariadne Florentina" by John Ruskin
Thus did we cheat Apollo of his will.
"Oedipus King of Thebes" by Sophocles
Scornful Apollo's ensign, lie thou there!
"Poetical Works of Matthew Arnold" by Matthew Arnold
No, I am too evidently a part of this solid earth to pass as a nymph of Apollo.
"Romance of Roman Villas" by Elizabeth W. (Elizbeth Williams) Champney
Next in importance to Zeus as representative of Greek religious thought stands Apollo.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
Now it happened one bright spring morning that Apollo and Hyacinthus were playing a game of quoits together.
"The Enchanted Castle"
Apollo, Artemis, Hephaestos, Ares, Aphrodite, and Hermes, frequently appear in various scenes in the vases.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
The Apollo was really a very imposing and towering affair, with onyx and gilded halls.
"The Van Dwellers" by Albert Bigelow Paine
How the devil can a whole bunch of perfect Apollos disappear that way?
"The Gay Rebellion" by Robert W. Chambers
Apollo the mighty son of Heron, Ramestes the king of the world.
"The Roman History of Ammianus Marcellinus" by Ammianus Marcellinus

In poetry:

Strive with Carrara, fight
With Parian, till there steal
To light
Apollo's pure profile.
"Art" by Alfred Noyes
Apollo, for our comfort,
Has furnished the bowl,
And here is my bardship
As blind as an owl;
"The Five Friends" by Robert Tannahill
We lay upon a flowery hill
Close by the railway lines,
Apollo dusted gold on us
Between the windy pines.
"On Reading Ballads" by Arthur Graeme West
No more Apollo reins the sun
Or Neptune rides the sea,
The race of Oread is run,
And Pan has ceased to be:
"Dominions Of The Boundary" by Bernard O Dowd
Of every herb I tell the mystic power,
To certain health the patient I restore,
Sent for, caress'd —
"Daphne to Apollo. Imitated From The First Book Of Ovid's Metamorphosis" by Matthew Prior
Lovely, too, divine Apollo
In the speed of his pursuit;
With his eye an azure lustre,
And his voice a summer lute!
"Daphne" by George Meredith

In news:

Astronaut Harrison Schmitt collects lunar rake samples during an Apollo 17 moonwalk in December 1972.
Apollo 's lunar dust data being restored.
Forty years after the last Apollo spacecraft launched, the science from those missions continues to shape our view of the moon.
Apollo 17, last lunar landing, launched 40 years ago today.
Apollo says it has the interests of Cedar Fair customers at heart.
The Apollos , the West Metro League runners up, battled Tigard throughout their Saturday contest in the Oregon High School Water Polo Playoffs, but the Tigers came through in the end to win 10-5 at Osborn Aquatic Center.
McGraw-Hill said Monday that it reached a deal to sell its education arm to private equity firm Apollo Global Management LLC for $2.5 billion in cash and debt, as part of its plan to focus on its financial information businesses.
Moon Rocks From Apollo 11 Are Discovered in Minnesota National Guard Storage Area.
Moon rocks from Apollo 11 landing found in Minn.
McGraw-Hill Education's expertise and premier brands coupled with Apollo 's resources represent a powerful combination.
Moon Rocks from Apollo 11 Landing Found in Minn. Houston, we have moon rocks.
McGraw-Hill Sells Education Unit to Apollo .
Apollo Global to buy McGraw-Hill's education publishing unit for $2.5 billion.
Private-equity firm Apollo Global Management in the next few days will be announcing a deal to buy McGraw-Hill's education business, The Post has learned.
County officials, community leaders want to put the "beach" back in Apollo Beach.

In science:

The expected improvement in the accuracy of LLR tests of gravitational physics expected with the new APOLLO instrument will bring significant new insights to our understanding of the fundamental physics laws that govern the evolution of our universe.
Improving LLR Tests of Gravitational Theory
Lunar Laser Ranging (LLR), the continuing legacy of the Apollo program, has provided ∼ 0.01% verification of the general relativity via precision measurements of the lunar orbit [4–8].
35 Years of Testing Relativistic Gravity: Where do we go from here?
As a result, APOLLO will permit improved solutions for parameters describing the Equivalence Principle, relativity theories, and other aspects of gravitation and solar system dynamics.
35 Years of Testing Relativistic Gravity: Where do we go from here?
LLR has a distinguished history dating back to the placement of retroreflector arrays on the lunar surface by the Apollo 11 astronauts.
35 Years of Testing Relativistic Gravity: Where do we go from here?
The APOLLO pro ject design and leadership responsibilities are shared between the University of California at San Diego and the University of Washington.
35 Years of Testing Relativistic Gravity: Where do we go from here?