Buddha



Also called Butsu, Gautama, Gautama Buddha. (Prince Siddhāttha or Siddhartha) 566?–c480 b.c, Indian religious leader: founder of Buddhism.
any of a series of teachers in Buddhism, of whom Gautama was the last, who bring enlightenment and wisdom.
(sometimes lowercase) Buddhism. a person who has attained full prajna, or enlightenment; Arhat.
Contemporary Examples

The Buddhist Punk Reforming Drug Rehab Stephen Krcmar June 15, 2014
Hope and Change? Burma Kills a Journalist Before Obama Arrives Joshua Carroll November 10, 2014
How S.N. Goenka Changed My Life—And the Lives of Millions More Sharon Salzberg October 1, 2013
Aravind Adiga Responds to Our Readers The Daily Beast July 29, 2009
Joseph Conrad vs. Lauren Conrad The Daily Beast June 25, 2009

Historical Examples

Buddhism, In its Connexion With Brahmanism and Hinduism, and In Its Contrast with Christianity Sir Monier Monier-Williams
The Unknown Life of Jesus Christ Nicolas Notovitch
The Soul of a People H. Fielding
The Unknown Life of Jesus Christ Nicolas Notovitch
The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII) Various

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(Buddhism) (often capital) a person who has achieved a state of perfect enlightenment
an image or picture of the Buddha
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the Buddha, ?563–483 bc, a title applied to Gautama Siddhartha, a nobleman and religious teacher of N India, regarded by his followers as the most recent rediscoverer of the path to enlightenment: the founder of Buddhism
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