What does Stoic mean?

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ˈstoʊ ɪkSto·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Stoicnoun

    a member of the ancient Greek school of philosophy founded by Zeno

    "a Stoic achieves happiness by submission to destiny"

  2. stoic, unemotional personadjective

    someone who is seemingly indifferent to emotions

  3. stoic, stoicaladjective

    seeming unaffected by pleasure or pain; impassive

    "stoic courage"; "stoic patience"; "a stoical sufferer"

  4. Stoicadjective

    pertaining to Stoicism or its followers

Wiktionary

  1. stoicnoun

    Proponent of a school of thought, from in 300 up to about the time of Marcus Aurelius, who holds that by cultivating an understanding of the logos, or natural law, one can be free of suffering.

    Etymology: From stoicus, from Στωϊκός, from Ποικίλη Στοά, the portico in Athens where Zeno was teaching.

  2. stoicnoun

    a person indifferent to pleasure or pain

    Etymology: From stoicus, from Στωϊκός, from Ποικίλη Στοά, the portico in Athens where Zeno was teaching.

  3. stoicnoun

    a student of Stowe School, England.

    Etymology: From stoicus, from Στωϊκός, from Ποικίλη Στοά, the portico in Athens where Zeno was teaching.

  4. stoicadjective

    of or relating to the Stoics or their ideas; see Stoicism

    Etymology: From stoicus, from Στωϊκός, from Ποικίλη Στοά, the portico in Athens where Zeno was teaching.

  5. stoicadjective

    not affected by pain or distress

    Etymology: From stoicus, from Στωϊκός, from Ποικίλη Στοά, the portico in Athens where Zeno was teaching.

  6. stoicadjective

    not displaying any external signs of being affected by pain or distress

    Etymology: From stoicus, from Στωϊκός, from Ποικίλη Στοά, the portico in Athens where Zeno was teaching.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stoicnoun

    a disciple of the philosopher Zeno; one of a Greek sect which held that men should be free from passion, unmoved by joy or grief, and should submit without complaint to unavoidable necessity, by which all things are governed

    Etymology: [L. stoicus, Gr. , fr. , adj., literally, of or pertaining to a colonnade, from a roofed colonnade, a porch, especially, a porch in Athens where Zeno and his successors taught.]

  2. Stoicnoun

    hence, a person not easily excited; an apathetic person; one who is apparently or professedly indifferent to pleasure or pain

    Etymology: [L. stoicus, Gr. , fr. , adj., literally, of or pertaining to a colonnade, from a roofed colonnade, a porch, especially, a porch in Athens where Zeno and his successors taught.]

  3. Stoicnoun

    alt. of Stoical

    Etymology: [L. stoicus, Gr. , fr. , adj., literally, of or pertaining to a colonnade, from a roofed colonnade, a porch, especially, a porch in Athens where Zeno and his successors taught.]

Freebase

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    STOIC is a 1970s programming language, a variant of Forth.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stoic

    stō′ik, n. a disciple of the philosopher Zeno (340-260 B.C.), who opened his school in a colonnade called the Stoa Poikilē ('painted porch') at Athens—later Roman Stoics were Cato the Younger, Seneca, Marcus Aurelius: one indifferent to pleasure or pain.—adjs. Stō′ic, -al, pertaining to the Stoics, or to their opinions; indifferent to pleasure or pain.—adv. Stō′ically.—ns. Stō′icalness; Stō′icism, the doctrines of the Stoics, a school of ancient philosophy strongly opposed to Epicureanism in its views of life and duty: indifference to pleasure or pain. [L. Stoicus—Gr. Stōïkosstoa, a porch.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Stoic in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Stoic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Stoic in a Sentence

  1. Carolina Panthers:

    I'd like to believe( the criticism is about) his personality more than anything, the idea that you should be stoic when you play this game, it really should be about your merit more so than anything else, about what you've accomplished and what you've done. That's how we should judge people.

  2. Ken Wong:

    The thing people are getting excited about with this team is not just how they play, which by itself is important, but it is the whole nature of team and it starts with Leonard, he is the personification of what Canadians want their heroes to be; a stoic, understated, works hard and just goes out and gets the job done.

  3. H.L. Mencken:

    Man is never honestly the fatalist, nor even the stoic. He fights his fate, often desperately. He is forever entering bold exceptions to the rulings of the bench of gods. This fighting, no doubt, makes for human progress, for it favors the strong and the brave. It also makes for beauty, for lesser men try to escape from a hopeless and intolerable world by creating a more lovely one of their own.

  4. Nancy Sherman:

    The ancient world was not a place for modern gender equity. But the Stoic philosophers, in their discourses on political and moral life, held that virtue, or ethical excellence, had no gender. Zeno of Citium envisaged an ideal community of sages that included women. The view follows from the Stoic doctrine that all humans are endowed with reason.

  5. Lucius Annaeus Seneca:

    Our (The Stoic) motto, as you know, is live according to nature.

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