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AGAPE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does agape mean? 

AGAPE (noun)
  The noun AGAPE has 3 senses:

1. (Christian theology) the love of God or Christ for mankind
2. selfless love of one person for another without sexual implications (especially love that is spiritual in nature)
3. a religious meal shared as a sign of love and fellowship

  Familiarity information: AGAPE used as a noun is uncommon.


AGAPE (adjective)
  The adjective AGAPE has 1 sense:

1. with the mouth wide open as in wonder or awe

  Familiarity information: AGAPE used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AGAPE (noun)


Sense 1agape [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(Christian theology) the love of God or Christ for mankind

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Hypernyms ("agape" is a kind of...):

love (a strong positive emotion of regard and affection)

Domain category:

Christian theology (the teachings of Christian churches)


Sense 2agape [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Selfless love of one person for another without sexual implications (especially love that is spiritual in nature)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

agape love; agape

Hypernyms ("agape" is a kind of...):

love (a strong positive emotion of regard and affection)


Sense 3agape [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A religious meal shared as a sign of love and fellowship

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

love feast; agape

Hypernyms ("agape" is a kind of...):

religious ceremony; religious ritual (a ceremony having religious meaning)


AGAPE (adjective)


Sense 1agape [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

With the mouth wide open as in wonder or awe

Synonyms:

agape; gaping

Context examples:

the gaping audience / we stood there agape with wonder / with mouth agape

Similar:

open; opened (used of mouth or eyes)


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