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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Peter Pannoun

    a boyish or immature man; after the boy in Barrie's play who never grows up

  2. Peter Pannoun

    the main character in a play and novel by J. M. Barrie; a boy who won't grow up


  1. Peter Pannoun

    A man who acts as a child and does not accept the responsibilities of adulthood.

  2. Etymology: From the eponymous character in the novel Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie.


  1. Peter Pan

    Peter Pan is a fictional character created by Scottish novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie. A free-spirited and mischievous young boy who can fly and never grows up, Peter Pan spends his never-ending childhood having adventures on the mythical island of Neverland as the leader of the Lost Boys, interacting with fairies, pirates, mermaids, Native Americans, and occasionally ordinary children from the world outside Neverland. Peter Pan has become a cultural icon symbolizing youthful innocence and escapism. In addition to two distinct works by Barrie, The Little White Bird (1902, with chapters 13–18 published in Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens in 1906), and the West End stage play Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up (1904, which expanded into the 1911 novel Peter and Wendy), the character has been featured in a variety of media and merchandise, both adapting and expanding on Barrie's works. These include the 1924 silent film, 1953 Disney animated film, a 2003 dramatic/live-action film, a television series and many other works. Barrie commissioned a statue of Peter Pan by the sculptor George Frampton, which was erected overnight in Kensington Gardens on 30 April 1912 as a surprise to the children of London. Six other statues have been cast from the original mould and displayed around the world. In 2002, Peter Pan featured on a series of UK postage stamps issued by the Royal Mail on the centenary of Barrie's creation of the character.

Who Was Who?

  1. Peter Pan

    A little fellow who was a delightful actress, believed in fairies, and crowded houses in England and the United States.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Peter Pan in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Peter Pan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Peter Pan in a Sentence

  1. Teresa Downing-Matibag:

    Girls can dress up as dragons, monsters, spies, secret agents, mummies, queens, and even Peter Pan and the Fairy Godmother, they can be Captain Hook, Santa Claus, the Lone Ranger and cowgirls, as well as lion tamers, scary clowns, astronauts, firefighters, sea captains, rock stars and Indy 500 racers.

  2. Christopher Walken:

    I like him. He's very sad about his hand. There is a crocodile chasing him and he is lonely, I think, he wants vengeance and he also wants a mother. He is very upset Peter Pan has found a mother and he wants to take her away and be his mother. So, he's a little sad.

  3. Dulce Mojarro:

    She is like one of those kids that never wanted to grow up, i would tell her, 'You have that child in you like Peter Pan.'.

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