What does buddha mean?

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ˈbu də, ˈbʊd əbud·dha

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Buddha, Siddhartha, Gautama, Gautama Siddhartha, Gautama Buddha(noun)

    founder of Buddhism; worshipped as a god (c 563-483 BC)

  2. Buddha(noun)

    one who has achieved a state of perfect enlightenment


  1. Buddha(Noun)

    Shakyamuni Buddha, Nepalese spiritual and philosophical teacher and founder of Buddhism; Siddhartha Gautama.

  2. Buddha(Noun)

    Any of the other Buddhas named in Buddhist scriptures.

  3. Buddha(Noun)

    An enlightened or awakened sentient being.

  4. Buddha(Noun)

    A statue or image of any Buddha.

    I love the Buddha in your living room u2013 where did you get it?

  5. buddha(Noun)

    An enlightened human being.

  6. buddha(Noun)

    A statue or image of the Buddha.

  7. buddha(Noun)

    Siddhartha Gautama.

  8. buddha(Noun)


    I love the Buddha in your living room u2013 where did you get it?

Webster Dictionary

  1. Buddha(noun)

    the title of an incarnation of self-abnegation, virtue, and wisdom, or a deified religious teacher of the Buddhists, esp. Gautama Siddartha or Sakya Sinha (or Muni), the founder of Buddhism

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Buddha

    bōōd′da, n. an epithet applied to Sakyamuni or Gautama, the founder of the Buddhist religion.—ns. Bud′dhism, the religion founded by Buddha; Bud′dhist, a believer in Buddhism.—adjs. Buddhist′ic, Bud′dhist, pertaining to Buddhism.—Esoteric Buddhism (see Theosophy). [Sans. buddha, wise, from budh, to know.]

Editors Contribution

  1. buddha

    A person who contributed to the foundation of buddhism and inspired some of the teachings of buddhism.

    Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhārtha Gautama, Shakyamuni, or simply the Buddha, was a sage on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. Buddhism has changed over time and so have the teachings.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 25, 2016  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of buddha in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of buddha in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of buddha in a Sentence

  1. Famous Proverb:

    The mouth prays to Buddha, but the heart is full of evil

  2. The Dalai Lama:

    If Buddha happened, he certainly would protect those Muslim brothers and sisters.

  3. Paiboon Nititawan:

    Our party is not even talking about religion per se, but rather about applying the teaching of the Buddha.

  4. Monika Kiss-Stefan:

    The Buddha statue belongs to a Dutch private collector and when he bought it, he had no idea what it was hiding inside.

  5. Thorsten J. Pattberg:

    Not a single Buddha, bodhisattva, or shengren in Europe, but in Asia: all philosophers and saints? What is that probability?

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