Origin of Pantheon
Definition for pantheon (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for pantheon
William Henry Cosby occupies a permanent place in the American pantheon.
Biological variation was celebrated in the pantheon of the gods.
Carrara marble has been quarried as far back as Roman times and was used by emperors for massive monuments like the Rome Pantheon.Mosque-Building Bin Ladens Buy Marble Once Used for Churches|Tom Kington|August 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The pantheon of Sediuk pranks ranges from sneakily clever to blatantly rude.An Analysis of Vitalii Sediuk’s Pranks (He’s the Guy Who Touched Brad Pitt)|Amy Zimmerman|May 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nader has a pantheon of convergers—as he calls those ready to cross an aisle to reach a compromise.
Chopin's place in the Pantheon of the romantic school is that of the popularizer of pianoforte sentiment.A Popular History of the Art of Music|W. S. B. Mathews
This cathedral was at one time used as the pantheon of the kings of Navarra.The Cathedrals of Northern Spain|Charles Rudy
The coachman drove immediately to the Pantheon, and they arrived there just as the shower began to come on.Rollo in Rome|Jacob Abbott
Really to appreciate the Pantheon you must be well-posted in nineteenth-century history.Humanly Speaking|Samuel McChord Crothers
Tammuz, of whose position in this pantheon we have already had occasion to speak, is the god of spring vegetation.The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria|Morris Jastrow
British Dictionary definitions for pantheon (1 of 2)
Word Origin for pantheon
British Dictionary definitions for pantheon (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for pantheon
c.1300, from Pantheon, name of a temple for all the gods built in Rome c.25 B.C.E. by Agrippa (since 609 C.E. made into the Christian church of Santa Maria Rotonda), from Greek Pantheion (hieron) "(shrine) of all the gods," from pantheion, neuter of pantheios, from pan- "all" (see pan-) + theios "of or for the gods," from theos "god" (see Thea). Sense of any group of exalted persons is first found 1590s.