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ATHENS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Athens mean? 

ATHENS (noun)
  The noun ATHENS has 3 senses:

1. the capital and largest city of Greece; named after Athena (its patron goddess)
2. a town in southeast Ohio
3. a university town in northeast Georgia

  Familiarity information: ATHENS used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ATHENS (noun)


Sense 1Athens [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The capital and largest city of Greece; named after Athena (its patron goddess)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

Athens; Athinai; capital of Greece; Greek capital

Context example:

in the 5th century BC ancient Athens was the world's most powerful and civilized city

Instance hypernyms:

national capital (the capital city of a nation)

Meronyms (parts of "Athens"):

Parthenon (the main temple of the goddess Athena; built on the acropolis in Athens more than 400 years B.C.; example of Doric architecture)

Areopagus (a hill to the west of the Athenian acropolis where met the highest governmental council of ancient Athens and later a judicial court)

Dipylon; Dipylon gate (a gateway on the west of ancient Athens near which a distinctive style of pottery has been found)

Meronyms (members of "Athens"):

Athenian (a resident of Athens)

Plato (ancient Athenian philosopher; pupil of Socrates; teacher of Aristotle (428-347 BC))

Holonyms ("Athens" is a part of...):

Ellas; Greece; Hellenic Republic (a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil)


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Meaning:

A town in southeast Ohio

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Instance hypernyms:

town (an urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city)

Holonyms ("Athens" is a part of...):

Buckeye State; OH; Ohio (a midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes region)


Sense 3Athens [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A university town in northeast Georgia

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Instance hypernyms:

town (an urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city)

Holonyms ("Athens" is a part of...):

Empire State of the South; GA; Georgia; Peach State (a state in southeastern United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War)


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