[ pan-thee-on, -uhn or, especially British, pan-thee-uhn ]
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  1. a domed circular temple at Rome, erected a.d. 120–124 by Hadrian, used as a church since a.d.

  2. (lowercase) a public building containing tombs or memorials of the illustrious dead of a nation.

  1. (lowercase) the place of the heroes or idols of any group, individual, movement, party, etc., or the heroes or idols themselves: to earn a place in the pantheon of American literature.

  2. (lowercase) a temple dedicated to all the gods.

  3. (lowercase) the gods of a particular mythology considered collectively.

Origin of Pantheon

1375–1425; late Middle English panteon<Latin Panthēon<Greek Pántheion, noun use of neuter of pántheios of all gods, equivalent to pan-pan- + the(ós) god + -ios adj. suffix

Other words from Pantheon

  • pan·the·on·ic, adjective

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Other definitions for Panthéon (2 of 2)

[ pahn-tey-awn ]

  1. a national monument in Paris, France, used as a sepulcher for eminent French persons, begun in 1764 by Soufflot as the church of Ste. Geneviève and secularized in 1885.

  • Also called Panthéon Fran·çais [frahn-se]. /frɑ̃ˈsɛ/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Pantheon in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for pantheon (1 of 2)


/ (pænˈθiːən, ˈpænθɪən) /

  1. (esp in ancient Greece or Rome) a temple to all the gods

  2. all the gods collectively of a religion

  1. a monument or building commemorating a nation's dead heroes

Origin of pantheon

C14: via Latin from Greek Pantheion, from pan- + -theios divine, from theos god

British Dictionary definitions for Pantheon (2 of 2)


/ (pænˈθiːən, ˈpænθɪən) /

  1. a circular temple in Rome dedicated to all the gods, built by Agrippa in 27 bc, rebuilt by Hadrian 120–24 ad, and used since 609 ad as a Christian church

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