Seven Wonders of the World

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Seven Wonders of the World impressive monuments created in the ancient world that were regarded with awe
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The seven wonders of the ancient world werethe Egyptian Pyramids at Giza, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Colossus of Rhodes or huge bronze statue near the Harbor of Rhodes that honored the sun god Helios, Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, Lighthouse at Alexandria
    • Seven wonders of the world See in the Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction.
    • Seven wonders of the world See under Wonders.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Seven wonders of the world the Pyramids of Egypt, the Hanging (i.e. terraced) Gardens of Babylon, the Temple of Diana at Ephesus, the Statue of Jupiter at Athens by Phidias, the Mausoleum, erected by Artemisia at Halicarnassus, the Colossus at Rhodes, and the Pharos of Alexandria
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. seofon; Dut. zeven, Ger. sieben, Goth. sibun, Gr. hepta, L. septem.

Usage

In literature:

The first of the seven wonders of the world perishes.
"Caesar and Cleopatra" by George Bernard Shaw
Seven inches of snow fell that night, and the whole world seemed turned into a wonderful white robe.
"Baree, Son of Kazan" by James Oliver Curwood
Burning of the temple of Diana at Ephesus; this building was accounted one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 2" by Various
THE SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD.
"Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889" by Barkham Burroughs
If such men cross a field or a thicket they see more than the seven wonders of the world.
"The Reconstructed School" by Francis B. Pearson
Its magnificent Temple of Diana was one of the seven wonders of the world.
"A Life of St. John for the Young" by George Ludington Weed
A little to the west stood the pyramids, which were thought one of the seven wonders of the world.
"History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 10 (of 12)" by S. Rappoport
It was one of the seven wonders of the world.
"Among the Mushrooms" by Ellen M. Dallas and Caroline A. Burgin
This mosque is among the seven wonders of the world and is not inferior in beauty and cost' to Solomon's temple.
"Modern Persia" by Mooshie G. Daniel
This mausoleum was reckoned as one of the "seven wonders of the world," and has given a name to fine tombs the world over.
"A History of Art for Beginners and Students" by Clara Erskine Clement
You have all heard of the Seven Wonders of the World; did you know that two of these wonders were veritable Light-houses?
"Illustrated Science for Boys and Girls" by Anonymous
This temple ranked among the Seven Wonders of the world.
"The Two Great Retreats of History" by George Grote
It has been counted as one of the seven wonders of the world.
"The Lost Ten Tribes, and 1882" by Joseph Wild
The Modern Seven Wonders of the World.
"History of Education" by Levi Seeley
It is one of the seven wonders of the world.
"Alice in Blunderland" by John Kendrick Bangs
Which one of the Seven Wonders of the World are railway engines like?
"The Handbook of Conundrums" by Edith B. Ordway
The royal palace was rebuilt, and the Hanging Garden on its terraced platform became one of the seven wonders of the world.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
Strabo also mentions the colossus as one of the seven wonders of the world.
"The Catholic World. Volume II; Numbers 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12." by E. Rameur
The edifice, when completed, was considered one of the seven wonders of the world.
"History of Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt" by Jacob Abbott
It is one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
"Little Tony of Italy" by Madeline Brandeis
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In news:

Several years ago, I wrote a couple of columns about the Seven Wonders of the Columbia World.
Visiting the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus , Turkey, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
A virtual tour of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World .
Can you name the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World .
The Seven Wonders of the World , 2.0.
List what are generally considered to be the seven natural wonders of the world.
From time to time we get away from hard news to talk about something brighter, such as the recent worldwide vote to select the New Seven Wonders of the World, built by man.
Visiting the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, Turkey, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
Located off the coast of Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
Buffalo Trace Distillery releases its seventh round of Single Oak Project Bourbons , and is wondering if lucky number seven will hold the key in its quest to find the world's perfect bourbon .
Buffalo Trace Distillery releases its seventh round of Single Oak Project Bourbons, and is wondering if lucky number seven will hold the key in its quest to find the world's perfect bourbon.
Voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, the 4,000-mile wall snakes its way across 11 Chinese provinces and draws millions of tourists every year, mostly to restored sections near the capital, Beijing.
Dating back to biblical times, the 'Hanging Gardens of Babylon' were considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
In the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
A couple of weeks ago, we began our study of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient Columbia World.
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