Mount Parnassus. Modern name Liakoura . a mountain in central Greece, N of the Gulf of Corinth and near Delphi. About 8,000 feet (2,440 meters).
a collection of poems or of elegant literature.
the world of poetry or poets collectively: a rhymester striving to enter Parnassus.
any center of poetry or artistic activity: Greenwich Village was once the Parnassus of the U.S.
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How to use Parnassus in a sentence
Before Parnassus invested in Digital Realty Trust, director of research Lori Keith visited some of their data centers with a few of her colleagues.How to Invest in Companies That Are Actually Helping the Environment | Mark Dent | October 5, 2021 | Time
What do you look for in a great bookstore, and what is the future of independent bookstores, like your Parnassus Books?
Lower down the slopes of Parnassus, even Shakespeare published anonymously.
Boswell gives the following poem on snuff, in his "Shrubs of Parnassus:"Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
This contempt for the masses they cherish until they have to descend from Parnassus and enter the public service.Skipper Worse | Alexander Lange Kielland
It is that unfortunate “Parnassus” in the Villa Albani which first marks the collapse of this great talent.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 1 (of 4) | Richard Muther
The world will easily conclude, whether such unattended generals can ever be capable of making a revolution in Parnassus.Dryden's Works (13 of 18): Translations; Pastorals | John Dryden
Parnassus and Helicon were hills consecrated to the Muses, and the supposed place of their abode.Dryden's Works (13 of 18): Translations; Pastorals | John Dryden
British Dictionary definitions for Parnassus
Mount Parnassus a mountain in central Greece, in NW Boeotia: in ancient times sacred to Dionysus, Apollo, and the Muses, with the Castalian Spring and Delphi on its slopes. Height: 2457 m (8061 ft): Modern Greek names: Parnassós (ˌparnaˈsɔs), Liákoura
the world of poetry
a centre of poetic or other creative activity
a collection of verse or belles-lettres
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Cultural definitions for Parnassus
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