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ˈloʊ təsLo·tus

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lotus, Indian lotus, sacred lotus, Nelumbo nuciferanoun

    native to eastern Asia; widely cultivated for its large pink or white flowers

  2. Lotus, genus Lotusnoun

    annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs

  3. lotus, white lotus, Egyptian water lily, white lily, Nymphaea lotusnoun

    white Egyptian lotus: water lily of Egypt to southeastern Africa; held sacred by the Egyptians

Wiktionary

  1. lotusnoun

    A kind of aquatic plant, genus Nelumbo in the family Nelumbonaceae.

    Etymology: From lotus

  2. lotusnoun

    A water lily, genus Nymphaea, especially those of Egypt or India.

    Etymology: From lotus

  3. lotusnoun

    A legendary plant eaten by the Lotophagi of the Odyssey that caused drowsiness and euphoria.

    Etymology: From lotus

  4. lotusnoun

    A number of other plants bearing "lotus" in their scientific or common names.

    Etymology: From lotus

  5. lotusnoun

    An architectural motif of ancient Egyptian temples.

    Etymology: From lotus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lotusnoun

    a name of several kinds of water lilies; as Nelumbium speciosum, used in religious ceremonies, anciently in Egypt, and to this day in Asia; Nelumbium luteum, the American lotus; and Nymphaea Lotus and N. caerulea, the respectively white-flowered and blue-flowered lotus of modern Egypt, which, with Nelumbium speciosum, are figured on its ancient monuments

    Etymology: [L. lotus, Gr. lwto`s. Cf. Lote.]

  2. Lotusnoun

    the lotus of the lotuseaters, probably a tree found in Northern Africa, Sicily, Portugal, and Spain (Zizyphus Lotus), the fruit of which is mildly sweet. It was fabled by the ancients to make strangers who ate of it forget their native country, or lose all desire to return to it

    Etymology: [L. lotus, Gr. lwto`s. Cf. Lote.]

  3. Lotusnoun

    the lote, or nettle tree. See Lote

    Etymology: [L. lotus, Gr. lwto`s. Cf. Lote.]

  4. Lotusnoun

    a genus (Lotus) of leguminous plants much resembling clover

    Etymology: [L. lotus, Gr. lwto`s. Cf. Lote.]

  5. Lotusnoun

    an ornament much used in Egyptian architecture, generally asserted to have been suggested by the Egyptian water lily

    Etymology: [L. lotus, Gr. lwto`s. Cf. Lote.]

Freebase

  1. Lotus

    Lotus is a 1974 live album by Santana. It was originally released as a triple vinyl LP and has seen CD releases as a double CD as well as triple CD.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lotus

    lō′tus, n. the water-lily of Egypt: a tree in North Africa, whose fruit made strangers forget their home: a genus of leguminous plants—also Lote, Lō′tos.—ns.pl. Lotō′phagi, Lō′tus-eat′ers, a people who ate the fruit of the lotus, among whom Ulysses lived for a time.—ns. Lō′tus-eat′er, an eater of the lotus: one given up to sloth; Lō′tus-land, the country of the lotus-eaters. [Gr.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Lotus

    A plant genus of the family FABACEAE. This genus was formerly known as Tetragonolobus. The common name of lotus is also used for NYMPHAEA and NELUMBO.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lotus in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lotus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Lotus in a Sentence

  1. Bernie Ecclestone:

    They wanted the same sort of deal as Mercedes and some money. So we tried to work it out. We got a calculator and worked out what nine years would be, what we've done for them is not anything that we need to do, or had to, but we've done it to try and be helpful and keep Renault in Formula One. Our agreement is with Renault and not with Lotus.

  2. Bernie Ecclestone:

    Apparently Renault are going to take over Lotus. Apparently. This is what has been foreseen. Whether it will be completed, I don't know, if they don't complete it (the takeover) by Monday or put some money in soon... unless Renault come to the party, it won't happen.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Some people bear startling resemblance with lovely Lotus flowers that grow in the mud, and yet rise above the murkier waters as astoundingly beautiful flowers. The mud of adversities, challenges and obstacles doesn't stop their growth, but offers the nourishment and strength to rise above the dirt. I often think that it must be the strong desire, tenacity and perseverance of Lotus flower that makes her so unique in rising above and beyond the normal limitations. Lest we forget, not everything that grows in the mud turns into an elegant Lotus flower. In my view we must strive to develop the same mental strength, perseverance and passion within - so as to grow above the mud of compelling circumstances, hate, hardships, social rejections, and discriminations that we often encounter in the real world. Only then we'll be able to transform into eloquent Lotus flowers, gently opening our soft and supple petals one by one, to make our world most beautiful.

  4. Buddhist:

    Root out the love of self, as you might the autumn lotus with your hand.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Many of us are like Lotus flower that grows in the mud, and yet rises above the murkier muddy waters as an astoundingly beautiful flower, opening her petals one by one. The mud of adversities, challenges and obstacles don't stop her growth, but probably offer the nourishment and strength to rise above that mud. I often think that it's the strong desire, tenacity and perseverance of Lotus flower that must make her so unique in accomplishing way above and beyond the norms; because not everything that grows in the mud turns into an elegant Lotus flower. We must strive to build the same mental strength, perseverance and passion within - so as to grow above the mud of compelling circumstances, hardships, social rejections, and discriminations that we often experience in real world. Then only we will be able to transform into the eloquent Lotus flowers, gently opening our soft splendid petals one by one to make our world most beautiful.

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