Buddha

play
noun Bud·dha \ ˈbü-də , ˈbu̇- \

Definition of Buddha

1 :a person who has attained Buddhahood
2 :a representation of Siddhārtha Gautama

Origin and Etymology of buddha

Sanskrit, enlightened; akin to Sanskrit bodhi enlightenment — more at bid


Buddha

biographical name

Definition of Buddha


BUDDHA Defined for Kids

Buddha

play
noun Bud·dha \ ˈbü-də , ˈbu̇- \

Definition of Buddha for Students

1 :the founder of Buddhism originally known as Siddhartha Gautama
2 :a statue that represents Buddha

Learn More about buddha


Seen and Heard

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a strongly worded attack

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Merriam-Webster's New Words Quiz—Fall 2017 Edition!

  • young-plant-shoots
  • Which of the following is a new sense of the word bunny?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

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

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!