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Definition of the noun adonis

What does adonis mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • adonis: adonises
  • Adonis: Adonises

  1. any handsome young man
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic terms: adult male / man = an adult person who is male
  2. annual or perennial herbs
  3. (Greek mythology) a handsome youth loved by both Aphrodite and Persephone
    • example: when Adonis died Zeus decreed that he should spend winters in the underworld with Persephone and spend summers with Aphrodite
    • domain: Greek mythology
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic words: daemon / demigod = a person who is part mortal and part god

Alternative definition of the noun adonis


  1. A beautiful man.


  1. Adonis, in Greek mythology, is the god of beauty and desire, and is a central figure in various mystery religions. His religion belonged to women: the dying of Adonis was fully developed in the circle of young girls around the poet Sappho from the island of Lesbos, about 600 BC, as revealed in a fragment of Sappho's surviving poetry.
  2. Adonis is a fictional character, opera character, film character, theater character.
  3. Adonis is a fictional character from the 1989 animated series Dragon Warrior: Legend of the Hero Abel.
  4. Adonis is a fictional character from the 1987 film The Photograph.
  5. Adonis is a fictional character form the 2008 film SupahPapalicious.
  6. Adonis is a fictional character from the 1949 film Keep an Eye on Amelia.
  7. Adonis is a fictional character from the 2005 film Hari Ng Sablay.
  8. Adonis is a fictional character from the 1992 film Ikaw Pa Lang ang Minahal.
  9. Adonis is a fictional character from the 2012 tv series Kapitan Awesome.
  10. Adonis is a fictional character from In Love with Alma Cogan.
  11. Adonis is a fictional character from the 2011 film Another Movie Of Love.
  12. Adonis is a fictional character from the 1967 film The Illiac Passion.
  13. Adonis is a fictional character from 2011 film Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver.


"Adonis" is a short film, directed by David Dibble.


  1. "Adonis" is a musical single of Boys Noize.
    • released in (5 years ago)
  2. "Adonis" is a musical album of Anyone's Daughter.
    • released in (36 years ago)


  1. Adonis a.k.a. Adonis Shropshire or Adonis for short, is an American songwriter and record producer.
  2. Adonis is an American acid house pioneer who made his name with the classic 1986 tracks 'No Way Back' and 'We're Rockin Down The House'.
  3. Adonis is a rapper.
    • also known as Adonis A.k.A Da Certified Specialist
    • profession: Rapper

There are other people with in their name, like Joe Adonis, Adonis Boyd, Adonis Jude, Adonis Weir, Adonis Filer, Adonis Kyrou, Adonis Rivas, Adonis Terry, Frank Adonis and many others.


Adonis is a record label.


Adonis a.k.a. Adonis, West Virginia: Adonis is an unincorporated community in Tyler County, West Virginia, United States. Its post office is closed.


  1. ADONIS is a Business Process Analysis tool supporting business process management based on BPMS framework created at the University of Vienna. It is developed by the BOC Information Technologies Consulting GmbH. It allows business process modeling using BPMS notation and BPMN 2.0, process analysis, simulation, evaluation as well as publishing and process automation with BPMN 2.0 XML and XPDL.
    • developer: BOC Information Technologies Consulting AG
  2. The Adonis was a wooden brigantine that was built at Jervis Bay, New South Wales, in 1874. She was wrecked on 22 December 1889, approximately 15 miles south of Crowdy Head, when she sprang a leak whilst carrying coal between Wollongong and the Richmond River.
  3. Adonis is a musical artist, featured artist.

Phrases with Adonis

Phrases starting with the word Adonis:

  1. Adonis blue
  2. adonis annua
  3. Adonis Flava
  4. Adonis Shrimp
  5. Adonis Baetica
  6. Adonis Caudata
  7. Adonis Davidii
  8. Adonis Dentata
  9. Adonis Hirsuta
  10. Adonis Linnaei

Phrases ending with the word Adonis:

  1. Apion Adonis
  2. Cicer Adonis
  3. Colus adonis
  4. genus adonis
  5. Baetis adonis
  6. Crepis Adonis
  7. Morpho Adonis
  8. Mycena Adonis
  9. Naevia Adonis
  10. Zethus Adonis

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Adonis

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Google previewThe Pages of Day and Night (2000)

by Adūnīs, Samuel John Hazo

Repeatedly mentioned as a possible Nobel laureate, Adonis is a renowned critic and writer of prose as well as a leading...

Google previeweWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (2014)

ECPPM 2014 by Ardeshir Mahdavi, Bob Martens, Raimar Scherer

ADONIS is a key part of the BOC Management Office. This is a comprehensive tool suite that supports the introduction and implementation of standardised management approaches. ADONIS is the flagship product and it supports the core ...

Google preview10 Excellent Reasons Not to Join the Military (2006)

by Elizabeth Weill-greenberg

Adonis is a bright, resilient seventeen-year-old with a great sense of humor and a gunshot scar. “Killing doesn't get you anywhere [and] going to the Army is not going ...

Google previewThe Orphic Hymns (2013)

by Apostolos N. Athanassakis, Benjamin M. Wolkow

To Adonis Adonis is an old Near Eastern divinity ofvegetation and ...

Google previewAtheist Persona (2014)

Causes and Consequences by John J. Pasquini

Adonis is a mythological figure who did not exist in reality; Jesus of Nazareth did! Attis There are so many accounts of the myth of Attis that it is almost impossible to know this god with any sense of certainty. The most common myth goes as ...

Google previewCompanion to Literary Myths, Heroes and Archetypes (2015)

by Pierre Brunel

For Keats, Adonis is the very incarnation of Beauty, a wonderful figure that Venus brings to life. There is an admirable contrast between the poem's two images, the first imbued with calm voluptuousness, the second sparkling with light.

Google previewA Dictionary of Christian Antiquities (1880)

Being a Continuation of the 'Dictionary of the Bible'. by William Smith

Adonis, Usuardi). (2) Martyr with Aphrodi.sius, Carilippus, and . Agapitus; commemorated April 28 ( Mart. Adonis, Usuardi).

Google previewThe gardeners dictionary (1835)

by Philip Miller

Adonis aestivalis (tall Adonis, or summer pheasant's eye). Corollas fire-petatled, oblong, obtuse ; heads of seeds ovate. This species is a native of the southern countries of Europe, and is found in corn-fields. It flowers in May and June, the ...

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Scrabble value of A1D2O1N1I1S1

The value of this 6-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the second edition of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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