What does logos mean?

Definitions for logos
ˈloʊ gɒs, -goʊs, ˈlɒg ɒslo·gos

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Son, Word, Logosnoun

    the divine word of God; the second person in the Trinity (incarnate in Jesus)


  1. logos

    Logos is a Greek word meaning reason or logic. In rhetoric, it refers to the use of logical and rational arguments to persuade an audience. It is one of the three modes of persuasion identified by Aristotle, along with ethos (credibility) and pathos (emotional appeal). Logos can also refer to the internal consistency of a message, i.e., clarity of claim, logical reasons, effectiveness of evidence and support, and logical organization. In theology, logos refers to the divine reason or plan that coordinates a changing universe. It is also used in reference to the 'Word of God' or 'Divine Wisdom' in Christian theology, particularly in regard to the teachings of Jesus Christ in the Gospel of John.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Logosnoun

    a word; reason; speech

  2. Logosnoun

    the divine Word; Christ

  3. Etymology: [NL., fr. Gr. lo`gos the word or form which expresses a thought, also, the thought, fr. to speak.]


  1. Logos

    Logos is an important term in philosophy, psychology, rhetoric, and religion. Originally a word meaning "a ground", "a plea", "an opinion", "an expectation", "word," "speech," "account," "reason," it became a technical term in philosophy, beginning with Heraclitus, who used the term for a principle of order and knowledge. Ancient philosophers used the term in different ways. The sophists used the term to mean discourse, and Aristotle applied the term to refer to "reasoned discourse" or "the argument" in the field of rhetoric. The Stoic philosophers identified the term with the divine animating principle pervading the Universe. Under Hellenistic Judaism, Philo adopted the term into Jewish philosophy. The Gospel of John identifies the Logos, through which all things are made, as divine, and further identifies Jesus as the incarnate Logos. Although the term "Logos" is widely used in this Christian sense, in academic circles it often refers to the various ancient Greek uses, or to post-Christian uses within contemporary philosophy, Sufism, and the analytical psychology of Carl Jung.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Logos

    log′os, n. in the Stoic philosophy, the active principle living in and determining the world: (theol.) the Word of God incarnate. [Gr.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Logos

    an expression in St. John's gospel translated the Word (in chap. i.) to denote the manifestation of God, or God as manifested, defined in theology as the second person of the Deity, and viewed as intermediary between God as Father and God as Spirit.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of logos in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of logos in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of logos in a Sentence

  1. Nabil Zaidi:

    Our analytics showed our target demographic purchasing and engaging more with products that showed minimal to no graphics or logos. Based on that information we launched our BASICS collection. It was a hit. In fact, our BASICS quickly became our highest selling [collection of] products.

  2. Nels Popp:

    Fans think of it just as the name on the building, of slapping logos on the building and it's done, it tends to be a lot more involved than that.

  3. Malcolm Jenkins:

    I can’t say that I was surprised at all that kind of dialogue is happening behind the scenes, i think that we understand the culture of the NFL, and we can put ‘Inspire Change’ logos all over the field and create logos all we want, but until you actually change what leadership looks like, you can’t expect to change the culture.

  4. Marianne Radley:

    While the logos will be used interchangeably, the classic logo will begin appearing on packaging later this year.

  5. Linda Cope:

    They were urinating off of balconies, vomiting off of balconies. They could see the men and women below were there with the retreat. They had on hats and shirts with logos.

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