Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Apollo

play
noun Apol·lo \ə-ˈpä-(ˌ)lō\

Definition of Apollo

  1. 1 :  the Greek and Roman god of sunlight, prophecy, music, and poetry

  2. 2 [Apollo, an asteroid of this class] :  any of a class of asteroids having an orbit that extends from inside to beyond the earth's orbit



Origin of apollo

Latin Apollin-, Apollo, from Greek Apollōn


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with apollo


Learn More about apollo


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Apollo? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 7, 2016

a slight offense

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

spindrift kittly-benders pince-nez duvet
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ