the love of God or Christ for humankind.
the love of Christians for other persons, corresponding to the love of God for humankind.
unselfish love of one person for another without sexual implications; brotherly love.
(defs 1, 2).
(esp of the mouth) wide open
very surprised, expectant, or eager, esp as indicated by a wide open mouth
Christian love, esp as contrasted with erotic love; charity
a communal meal in the early Church taken in commemoration of the Last Supper; love feast
c.1600, from Greek agape “brotherly love, charity,” from agapan “greet with affection, love,” of unknown origin. Agape was used by early Christians for their “love feast” held in connection with the Lord’s Supper. In modern use, often in simpler sense of “Christian love” (1856, frequently opposed to eros as “carnal or sensual love”).
1660s, from a- (1) + gape (v.).
any of several plants of the genus Agapanthus, of the amaryllis family, native to Africa, having sword-shaped leaves and umbels of blue or white flowers. Historical Examples The agapanthus, being a heavy feeder, should be grown in strong loam to which is added well rotted manure and a little sand. The Practical Garden-Book C. E. […]
- Agapetus i
Saint, died a.d. 536, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 535–536.
- Agapetus ii
died a.d. 955, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 946–955.
Also, agar-agar. Also called Chinese gelatin, Chinese isinglass, Japanese gelatin, Japanese isinglass. a gelatinlike product of certain seaweeds, used for solidifying certain culture media, as a thickening agent for ice cream and other foods, as a substitute for gelatin, in adhesives, as an emulsifier, etc. Biology. a culture medium having an agar base. . Contemporary […]