Pandora

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Pandora (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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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pandora (Class. Myth) 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.
    • Pandora (Zoöl) A genus of marine bivalves, in which one valve is flat, the other convex.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Pandora In class. myth., the name of the first mortal woman, on whom all the gods and goddesses bestowed gifts.
    • n Pandora In zoology, a name (mostly generic) variously used. In conchology: The typical genus of pandoridæ.
    • n Pandora A variant of bandore for bandore.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pandora pan-dō′ra a beautiful woman to whom Jupiter, in order to punish the theft of heavenly fire by Prometheus, gave a box containing all the ills of human life, which, on the box being opened, spread over all the earth.
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Idioms

Pandora's box - If you open a Pandora's box, something you do causes all sorts of trouble that you hadn't anticipated.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. Gr. Pandw`ra; pa^s pa^n, all + dw^ron a gift
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr., pan, all, dōron, a gift.

Usage

In literature:

Pandora turned to her.
"All's Well" by Emily Sarah Holt
Soon after that the war was ended, and all hands of the Pandora paid off.
"The International Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 1, August 1850" by Various
From the first the Indians suspected it of being, like Pandora's box in the old mythology, full of all kinds of ills.
"French Pathfinders in North America" by William Henry Johnson
Sneer at the Pandora girls!
"The 'Mind the Paint' Girl" by Arthur Pinero
All the aches and pains that came out of Pandora's box, if the name happens to be rheumatism.
"Preventable Diseases" by Woods Hutchinson
May we not trust that at the bottom of it, as at the bottom of Pandora's, there may be hope?
"Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida" by Ouida
But, like Pandora, she had let out a whole army of evil fancies, and they continued to oppress her.
"Glory of Youth" by Temple Bailey
To this Egyptian Pandora Satou confides the secret of his heart.
"Russian Fairy Tales" by W. R. S. Ralston
But if Pandora's box proved a plague to the whole world.
"Olla Podrida" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
She was called Pandora, the all-gifted one.
"Christianity As A Mystical Fact" by Rudolf Steiner
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In poetry:

Before this new Pandora's gift
In slavery woman's tyrant kept her,
But now he kneels her glove to lift,--
The fan is mightier than the sceptre.
"The First Fan" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Sweet Pandora! dear Pandora!
Why did mighty Jove create thee
Coy as Thetis, fair as Flora,
Beautiful as young Aurora,
If to win thee is to hate thee?
"Epimetheus, or the Poet's Afterthought. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
It is the way the Fates have done since first Time's race began!
They open up Pandora's box before some chosen man;
And then, aloof, they wait and watch, to see if he will find
And wake the slumbering God that dwells in every mortal's mind.
"Our Atlas" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Most peereles Prince, most peereles Poëtresse,
The true Pandora of all heauenly graces,
Diuine Elisa, sacred Emperesse: Liue she for euer, and her royall P'laces
Be fild with praises of diuinest wits,
That her eternize with their heauenlie writs.
"The Teares of the Muses" by Edmund Spenser

In news:

Aside from the Samsung HTIB, Pandora 's also accessible from some LG Home Theater systems, such as the LHB953.
Pandora 's targeted email sharing pitch isn't new, but it's being offered to political advertisers for the first time this year, a company spokeswoman said.
At NAB Show 2010, Wohler Technologies unveiled Pandora , a compact and easy-to-read desktop or rackmountable loudness monitor that can be employed at any point in the broadcast chain requiring simple, accurate loudness monitoring.
Technically Yours, Spotify Is Available In The US, Can They Shut Down Pandora 's Box.
LAS VEGAS — Clarion got a head start on the 2012 aftermarket model year with a SEMA show launch of the company's first head unit to control the Pandora Internet radio app on a USB-connected iPhone.
If you don't happen to be one of the many people who have already pledged their allegiance to Pandora 's wide selection of music and uncanny ability to predict what other artists you might like, let me explain.
W Pabst's 1928 film Pandora 's Box: Louise Brooks.
Pandora 's fourth quarter ends at the end of January.
Pandora launches workout stations.
Radio now has to take on Pandora .
And now, with the 9 lives 9 dollars' promotion, Pandora 's fee is only 9 bucks.
Pandora is a handsome orange tabby cat.
Facebook adds BabyGap, Brookstone, Pandora to Gifts.
Facebook on Thursday expanded its social gifting service by adding more retail and Internet partners, including babyGap, Brookstone, Pandora and Random House.
Panacea or Pandora 's Box.
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In science:

Like opening a Pandora’s box , many works have been done in this region [13,14].
Angular momentum conservation law in Einstein-Cartan space-time
In summary, the opening of Pandora’s box of the peculiar morphologies of so many CMDs of GCs may reopen the problem of relative age determination.
The influence of the C+N+O abundances on the determination of the relative ages of Globular Clusters: the case of NGC 1851 and NGC 6121 (M4)
Thus one can leave Pandora’s box closed by retaining the usual practice of identifying theorycandidates related by gauge transformations and/or gauge fixings.
Empirical Equivalence, Artificial Gauge Freedom and a Generalized Kretschmann Objection
Using fully detailed simulations of the ILD detector and reconstruction based on the Pandora particle flow algorithm , we have modeled different scenarios of statistically independent as well as coherent mis-calibration effects, affecting the entire HCAL or parts of it.
CALICE Report to the DESY Physics Research Committee
Simulation and reconstruction studies using the Pandora algorithm have indicated that particle flow is a promising approach also for a linear collider in the multi-TeV range.
CALICE Report to the DESY Physics Research Committee
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