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Definition of the noun agape

What does agape mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: agapae / agapai (variant) / agapes (variant)

  1. (Christian theology) the love of God or Christ for mankind
    • domain: Christian theology
    • lexical domain: Feelings - nouns denoting feelings and emotions
    • more generic word: love = a strong positive emotion of regard and affection
  2. selfless love of one person for another without sexual implications (especially love that is spiritual in nature)
    • lexical domain: Feelings - nouns denoting feelings and emotions
    • synonym of agape: agape love
    • more generic word: love = a strong positive emotion of regard and affection
  3. a religious meal shared as a sign of love and fellowship

Alternative definition of the noun agape


  1. [Christianity] the love of God for mankind, or the benevolent love of Christians for others.
  2. spiritual, altruistic, beneficial love which wills good for other.
  3. a love feast, especially one held in the early Christian Church in connection with the eucharist.

Definition of the adjective agape

What does agape mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. with the mouth wide open as in wonder or awe
    • examples: we stood there agape with wonder | with mouth agape
    • adjective position: predicative adjective (it occurs after a verb that follows the noun)
    • synonym of agape: gaping
    • similar: open / opened

Alternative definition of the adjective agape


  1. Being in a state of astonishment, wonder, expectation, or eager attention; as with mouth hanging open.
  2. open wide.

Definition of the adverb agape

What does agape mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. In a state of astonishment, wonder, expectation, or eager attention.
  2. open wide.


AGAPE is an Aviation waypoint.


  1. Agape a.k.a. Agapé is a musical group.
  2. Agape is a musical group.
    • album: "Agape - Second EP"

There are other groups with in their name, like Jeunes Agape and Agape International Choir.


  1. "Agape" a.k.a. "Agápē" is the second mixtape by American pop-R&B singer JoJo. It is of EP length, unlike the previous mixtape. The mixtape was announced in early November 2012. JoJo recorded material specifically intended for the mixtape as she did not want to keep her fans waiting for new music any longer. Released on her 22nd birthday on December 20, 2012, it marked the follow-up to her 2010 mixtape Can't Take That Away from Me, which spawned the single and video for "In the Dark". The mixtape's first single "We Get By" was released for free online on November 15, 2012 on JoJo's official Soundcloud with a limited number of downloads, with JoJo stating that "there's a limit on the download because we want you to download the entire mixtape once it's released". She recorded the song with a group of her friends known as The Backpackkids who all got together to create what they call "genre-less music".
  2. "Agape" is Zhang Liyin's third overall single, released on August 2, 2014 in China and August 6 in Korea. The song is dedicated to the victims of the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake. Co-written by Zhang Liyin and Taiwanese lyricist Tina Wang, the song is about a mother who allows her child to live at the expense of her own life. The single's B-side track "Back Then" is a cover of the title song from Taiwanese film You Are the Apple of My Eye.
  3. "Agape" is a musical album of Lantlôs.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  4. "Agape" a.k.a. "Agapē" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  5. "Agape" is a musical EP of Bear's Den.
    • released on
  6. "Agape" is a musical album of Rick Cassidy.
    • released on (5 years ago)


"Agape" is a 2007 short drama film written and directed by Slobodan Maksimović.

Phrases with Agape

  1. agape love
  2. Dicranomyia Agape
  3. Species Dicranomyia Agape

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Agape

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Google previewLearning to Love Ourselves (2015)

by Richard Peace

Applying the Text P- Question 1: It is important for the group to grasp what the Greek word agape means and how it contrasts with other definitions of love. See C. S. Lewis' book The Four Loves for more insight into this definition. One test of a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Catholic Devotions and Practices

AGAPE eternal gifts of Christ. AFRICAN LITURGY Generally attributed to St. Ambrose (c. An extinct Latin Rite liturgy in use in 340-397) it was divided, possibly in the North Africa prior to the Arab invasion tenth century, to provide hymns for ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music: Pop, Rock, and Worship (2009)

Pop, Rock, and Worship by Don Cusic

Agape was one of the pioneers in Jesus Rock; formed in 1968 after the conversion of lead singer Fred Caban at a coffeehouse in Huntington Beach, California, the group, whose hard rock sound was reminiscent of Grand Funk Railroad, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Jewish-Christian Dialogue (1995)

by Leon Klenicki, Geoffrey Wigoder

Agape, whose infinitive is agapan, is the Greek translation of the Hebrew āhab, which in English is "love." Although it was not the most frequent Greek word for love, in the New Testament it is used so often that it becomes almost a technical ...

Google previewNew SCM Dictionary of Liturgy and Worship (2013)

by Paul F. Bradshaw

Adventist Worship see Seventh-Day Adventist Worship African-American Worship see Black Worship 2 Agape This Greek word for love or charity (or in this case 'love-feast') has been a prominent theme in much Christian thought and practice ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc (1816)

Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference

* AGAPE. adv. [from a and gape.) Staring with eagerness; as, a bird gapes for ...

Google previewThe Westminster Dictionary of Christian Theology (1983)

by Alan Richardson, John Bowden

MCKEATING Agape Agape (love) is commonly viewed as the primary requirement and guide for conduct and character in Christian ethics. Its biblical basis ...

Google previewDictionary of Homonyms (2007)

by David Rothwell

' agape. Agape...

The first, agape, rhymes with 'rape' or 'crape' and is normally used as an adjective signifying a mouth wide open in amazement : ...

Google previewGeneral History, Cyclopedia and Dictionary of Freemasonry (1870)

Containing an Elaborate Account of the Rise and Progress of Freemasonry and Its Kindred Associations--ancient and Modern : Also, Definitions of the Technical Terms Used by the Fraternity by Robert Macoy

AGAPE. Love-feast. A banquet of charity, among the early Christians. St. Chrysostom thus describes its origin and purpose ...

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Scrabble value of A1G2A1P3E1

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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