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PANDORA'S BOX

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Pandora's box mean? 

PANDORA'S BOX (noun)
  The noun PANDORA'S BOX has 1 sense:

1. (Greek mythology) a box that Zeus gave to Pandora with instructions that she not open it; she gave in to her curiosity and opened it; all the miseries and evils flew out to afflict mankind

  Familiarity information: PANDORA'S BOX used as a noun is very rare.


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PANDORA'S BOX (noun)


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Meaning:

(Greek mythology) a box that Zeus gave to Pandora with instructions that she not open it; she gave in to her curiosity and opened it; all the miseries and evils flew out to afflict mankind

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Instance hypernyms:

chest (box with a lid; used for storage; usually large and sturdy)

Domain category:

Greek mythology (the mythology of the ancient Greeks)


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