a golden apple inscribed “For the fairest,” thrown by Eris, goddess of discord, among the gods. Its award by Paris to Aphrodite caused events that led to the Trojan War.
(Greek myth) a golden apple inscribed “For the fairest” It was claimed by Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite, to whom Paris awarded it, thus beginning a chain of events that led to the Trojan War
In classical mythology, an apple of gold thrown into a banquet of the gods and goddesses by the goddess Discord, who had not been invited. The apple had “For the Fairest” written on it. When three goddesses claimed it, the choice among them was referred to the handsome Paris, prince of Troy. (See Judgment of Paris.)
- Apple green
a clear, light green. Historical Examples If the green gages are colorless, add three or four drops of apple green coloring to the cream before freezing. Ice Creams, Water Ices, Frozen Puddings Together with Refreshments for all Social Affairs Mrs. S. T. Rorer They were all dressed in white and each carried a sweater, Sarah’s […]
- Apple of one’s eye
something or someone very precious or dear: His new baby girl was the apple of his eye. The favorite object of a person’s love or affection: “Linda was fond of all the horses on the ranch, but the little palomino was the apple of her eye.” Special favorite, beloved person or thing, as in The […]
- Apple grunt
Chiefly Eastern Massachusetts. . Compare (def 6).
- Apple ii
apple ii computer An 8-bit personal computer with a 6502 processor, from Apple Computer. It was invented by Steve Wozniak and was very popular from about 1980 until the first several years of MS-DOS IBM PCs. (1995-01-12) Contemporary Examples The Apple I was a small seller, but the apple ii was a sensation. Is Steve […]