“When avatar made all that money, you would get a weird email from Rupert about it,” said the writer.
The president won the last election as the avatar of hope and change.
You know, James Cameron: the director of The Terminator, True Lies, Titanic, and avatar, among other obscure movies.
Films like avatar show the complicated power of virtual reality, where possible applications of computer imagery are endless.
As Weinstein sees it, if avatar and Hurt Locker split the votes, Basterds could win.
The avatar of de Barral into Mr Smith had not been effected without a shock—that much one must recognise.
Blood was its avatar and its seal—the redness and the horror of blood.
avatar—rathengnir ǵimadhvattsṁ prǵamno yonimaklayattsmtt na viǵyaṅte.
But some day it will reassert itself, for it is stronger than we, alike our overlord and avatar.
In the eighth avatar he appears as Krishna and in the ninth as Buddha.
1784, "descent of a Hindu deity," from Sanskrit avatarana "descent" (of a deity to the earth in incarnate form), from ava- "down" + base of tarati "(he) crosses over," from PIE root *tere- "to cross over" (see through). In computer use, it seems to trace to the novel "Snowcrash" (1992) by Neal Stephenson.
2. (CMU, Tektronix) root, superuser. There are quite a few Unix computers on which the name of the superuser account is "avatar" rather than "root". This quirk was originated by a CMU hacker who disliked the term "superuser", and was propagated through an ex-CMU hacker at Tektronix.