What does phallus mean?

Definitions for phallusˈfæl əs; ˈfæl aɪ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word phallus.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Phallus, genus Phallus(noun)

    genus of fungi having the cap or pileus hanging free around the stem

  2. penis, phallus, member(noun)

    the male organ of copulation (`member' is a euphemism)


  1. phallus(Noun)

    A penis, especially when erect.

  2. phallus(Noun)

    A representation of an erect penis symbolising fertility or potency.

  3. Origin: From phallus, from φαλλός

Webster Dictionary

  1. Phallus(noun)

    the emblem of the generative power in nature, carried in procession in the Bacchic orgies, or worshiped in various ways

  2. Phallus(noun)

    the penis or clitoris, or the embryonic or primitive organ from which either may be derived

  3. Phallus(noun)

    a genus of fungi which have a fetid and disgusting odor; the stinkhorn

  4. Origin: [L., a phallus (in sense 1), Gr. fallo`s.]


  1. Phallus

    A phallus is an erect penis, a penis-shaped object, or a mimetic image of an erect penis. Any object that symbolically resembles a penis may also be referred to as a phallus; however, such objects are more often referred to as being phallic. Such symbols often represent the fertility and cultural implications that are associated with the male sexual organ, as well as the male orgasm.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Phallus

    fal′us, n. the symbol of generation which figures in the rites and ceremonies of most primitive peoples: (biol.) the organ of sex.—adj. Phall′ic.—ns. Phall′icism, Phall′ism, the phallic worship.—adj. Phall′oid. [L.,—Gr. phallos.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Phallus

    a symbol of the generative power of nature, being a representation of the male organ of generation, and associated with rites and ceremonies of nature-worship in the early stages of civilised life, and the worship of which was supposed to have a magic influence in inducing fertility among the flocks and herds, as well as in the soil of the earth.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of phallus in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of phallus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Andrea Dworkin:

    In this society, the norm of masculinity is phallic aggression. Male sexuality is, by definition, intensely and rigidly phallic. A man's identity is located in his conception of himself as the possessor of a phallus; a man's worth is located in his pride in phallic identity. The main characteristic of phallic identity is that worth is entirely contingent on the possession of a phallus. Since men have no other criteria for worth, no other notion of identity, those who do not have phalluses are not recognized as fully human.

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