Also called Great Ajax, Telamonian Ajax. Classical Mythology. a Greek hero in the Trojan War who rescued the body of Achilles and killed himself out of jealousy when Odysseus was awarded the armor of Achilles.
Also called Ajax the Lesser .Classical Mythology. a Locrian king, noted for his fighting during the Trojan War, who was said to have been killed in a shipwreck as punishment for violating a shrine of Athena.
(italics) a tragedy (c440 b.c.) by Sophocles.
a town in S Ontario, in S Canada.
- Also A·ias [ey-yas, ahy-as] /ˈeɪ yæs, ˈaɪ æs/ (for defs. 1-3).
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How to use Ajax in a sentence
Ajax, the massif that rises straight up from town, isn’t easy skiing.
Highlands is a family favorite, but Bonnie’s at Ajax is still one of the best—take a break to grab a sweet treat and coffee.Resort Guide 2022 Is Here: These Are the Top 20 Ski Resorts in the West | cobrien | October 30, 2021 | Outside Online
Considered one of the world’s top midfielders, Eriksen began his professional career with Ajax in the Netherlands before moving to Tottenham Hotspur in England.Inter Milan says Christian Eriksen can’t play in Italy because of Euro 2020 heart attack | Matt Bonesteel | October 29, 2021 | Washington Post
As early as the 1960s, clubs like Ajax Amsterdam began developing new approaches to the game.
Ajax grabbed him by the nape of the neck and seat of his uniform, nearly ruining one of the epaulets.Watch Yourself Go By | Al. G. Field
If the Ajax were back I would go quick, and throw up my correspondence.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete | Albert Bigelow Paine
He was restless, and the Ajax excursion, which he had been obliged to forego, made him still more dissatisfied.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete | Albert Bigelow Paine
His father, on account of Ajax carrying off his sister Hesione, encouraged him in his obstinacy and guilt.The Mysteries of All Nations | James Grant
We read of the shield of Ajax being composed of seven tough ox-hides, and the word cuirass itself suggests a leather garment.Armour & Weapons | Charles John Ffoulkes
British Dictionary definitions for Ajax
the son of Telamon; a Greek hero of the Trojan War who killed himself in vexation when Achilles' armour was given to Odysseus
called Ajax the Lesser, a Locrian king, a swift-footed Greek hero of the Trojan War
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