What does lotus mean?

Definitions for lotus
ˈloʊ təslo·tus

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lotus, Indian lotus, sacred lotus, Nelumbo nucifera(noun)

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

  2. Lotus, genus Lotus(noun)

    annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs

  3. lotus, white lotus, Egyptian water lily, white lily, Nymphaea lotus(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. lotus(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From lotus

  2. lotus(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From lotus

  3. lotus(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From lotus

  4. lotus(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From lotus

  5. lotus(Noun)

    An architectural motif of ancient Egyptian temples.

    Etymology: From lotus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lotus(noun)

    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. Lotus(noun)

    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. Lotus(noun)

    the lote, or nettle tree. See Lote

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

  4. Lotus(noun)

    a genus (Lotus) of leguminous plants much resembling clover

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

  5. Lotus(noun)

    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. The Hitopadesa:

    In the sandal-tree are serpents, in the water lotus flowers, but crocodiles also; even virtues are marred by the vicious?in all enjoyments there is something which impairs our happiness.

  2. 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.

  3. Buddhist:

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

  4. 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.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Beaucoup d'entre nous sont comme la fleur de lotus qui pousse dans la boue, et pourtant se élève au-dessus des eaux boueuses plus trouble que d'une étonnamment belle fleur, ouvrant ses pétales un par un. La boue des adversités, les défis et les obstacles ne se arrêtent pas sa croissance, mais offrent probablement la nourriture et la force à se élever au-dessus de cette boue. Je pense souvent que ce est le fort désir, la ténacité et la persévérance de fleur de lotus qui doit faire son si unique dans l'accomplissement de bien au-dessus et au-delà des normes; parce que pas tout ce qui pousse dans la boue se transforme en une élégante fleur de lotus. Nous devons nous efforcer de construire le même mentale force, la persévérance et la passion au sein - de manière à croître de plus de la boue des circonstances impérieuses, les difficultés, les rejets sociaux, et les discriminations que nous avons souvent l'expérience dans le monde réel. Alors seulement nous serons en mesure de transformer dans les fleurs de lotus éloquents, ouvrant doucement nos splendides pétales mous un par un pour faire de notre monde plus beau.

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