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

Prometheus

play
noun Pro·me·theus \-thē-əs, -ˌthyüs\

Definition of Prometheus

  1. :  a Titan who is chained and tortured by Zeus for stealing fire from heaven and giving it to humankind



Origin of prometheus

Latin, from Greek Promētheus


First Known Use: 14th century


Learn More about prometheus


Seen and Heard

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

WORD OF THE DAY

a smart aleck

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

maudlin angry oily prompt
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

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

TAKE THE QUIZ