What does voltaire mean?

Definitions for voltairevoʊlˈtɛər, vɒl-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Voltaire, Arouet, Francois-Marie Arouet(noun)

    French writer who was the embodiment of 18th century Enlightenment (1694-1778)


  1. Voltaire(ProperNoun)

    pen name of the French philosopher Franu00E7ois-Marie Arouet


  1. Voltaire

    François-Marie Arouet, known by his nom de plume Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher famous for his wit, his attacks on the established Catholic Church, and his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of expression, and separation of church and state. Voltaire was a versatile writer, producing works in almost every literary form, including plays, poems, novels, essays, and historical and scientific works. He wrote more than 20,000 letters and more than 2,000 books and pamphlets. He was an outspoken advocate, despite strict censorship laws with harsh penalties for those who broke them. As a satirical polemicist, he frequently made use of his works to criticize intolerance, religious dogma, and the French institutions of his day.


  1. Voltaire

    Voltaire, Inc. designs and develops server and storage fabric switches and network virtualization software for mission-critical applications. It offers host communications adapters, multi-service switches, integrated gigabit Ethernet and fiber channel routers, and I/O virtualization gateways. The company™s products comprise Grid Director Switches, which provides computing fabrics for data centers, high performance computing, and cloud environments; server adapters that supports various host interfaces, InfiniBand rates, and upper-layer protocols; server software, which is used for high performance computing, clustered databases, server virtualization, low latency messaging, and database applications; and Unified Fabric Manager, a platform for managing scale-out computing environments. Voltaire offers solutions for financial services, media and entertainment, research and education, government, manufacturing, energy, life sciences industries. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Billerica, Massachusetts. Voltaire, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Voltaire Limited.

Editors Contribution

  1. Voltaire

    Voltaire means "like a volt of lightning."

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of voltaire in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of voltaire in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. S. G. Tallentyre:

    I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.N. B. This quote is commonly attributed to Voltaire, but it is not found in his writing.

  2. Henry Bromel:

    After my recent brush with voicelessness, I thought I'd share with you a few thoughts about speech. Don't take it lightly my friends. If music is the pathway to the heart as Voltaire suggested, then speech is the pathway to other people. Live in silence and you live alone.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Tolerance is prerogative of humanity. In my view, when we think that ours is the only true path to righteousness, we inadvertently force ourselves to judging others with our own yardstick, and walking in the territory of arrogance. Interestingly, the roads that lead to righteousness and arrogance though seem to run in parallel, may intersect each other at several points in our lives. We cannot differentiate between these two roads easily, unless we understand that the road to righteousness is paved with the love of humanity, while the road to arrogance is paved with the love of self. Being tolerant to various beliefs, colors, cultures, races, genders, sexual orientations, and ethnicities etc has become extremely important in the world filled with discrimination, prejudice, and supremacy etc. As the French Philosopher Voltaire said it correctly "La tolérance, c'est l'apanage de l'humanité" - i.e. Tolerance is prerogative of humanity. We believe that Tolerance will surely make our world a better place.

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