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ZEUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Zeus mean? 

ZEUS (noun)
  The noun ZEUS has 2 senses:

1. (Greek mythology) the supreme god of ancient Greek mythology; son of Rhea and Cronus whom he dethroned; husband and brother of Hera; brother of Poseidon and Hades; father of many gods; counterpart of Roman Jupiter
2. type genus of the family Zeidae

  Familiarity information: ZEUS used as a noun is rare.


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ZEUS (noun)


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Meaning:

(Greek mythology) the supreme god of ancient Greek mythology; son of Rhea and Cronus whom he dethroned; husband and brother of Hera; brother of Poseidon and Hades; father of many gods; counterpart of Roman Jupiter

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Instance hypernyms:

Greek deity (a deity worshipped by the ancient Greeks)

Domain category:

Greek mythology (the mythology of the ancient Greeks)


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Meaning:

Type genus of the family Zeidae

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

genus Zeus; Zeus

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

fish genus (any of various genus of fish)

Meronyms (members of "Zeus"):

John Dory; Zeus faber (European dory)

Holonyms ("Zeus" is a member of...):

family Zeidae; Zeidae (a family of fish in the order Zeomorphi)


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