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You don't need a digital David Petraeus or a President Bush avatar to distract you from the truth. You don't need to wait decades to have disinformation beamed into your head. You just need a constant stream of misleading information, half truths, and fictions to be promoted, pushed, and peddled until they are accepted as fact.
Nick Turse

Meaning of "avatar" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD AVATAR

From Sanskrit avatāra a going down, from avatarati he descends, from ava down + tarati he passes over.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF AVATAR

avatar  [ˈævəˌtɑː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AVATAR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Avatar is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES AVATAR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

avatar

Avatar

In Hinduism, an avatar /ˈævətɑr/ is a deliberate descent of a deity to Earth, or a descent of the Supreme Being, and is mostly translated into English as "incarnation", but more accurately as "appearance" or "manifestation". The phenomenon of an avatar is observed in Hinduism, Ayyavazhi, and Sikhism. Avatar is regarded as one of the core principles of Hinduism. The term is most often associated with Vishnu, though it has also come to be associated with other deities. Varying lists of avatars of Vishnu appear in Hindu scriptures, including the ten Dashavatara of the Garuda Purana and the twenty-two avatars in the Bhagavata Purana, though the latter adds that the incarnations of Vishnu are innumerable. The avatars of Vishnu are a primary component of Vaishnavism. An early reference to avatar, and to avatar doctrine, is in the Bhagavad Gita. Shiva and Ganesha are also described as descending in the form of avatars. The various manifestations of Devi, the Divine Mother principal in Hinduism, are also described as avatars or incarnations by some scholars and followers of Shaktism.

Definition of avatar in the English dictionary

The first definition of avatar in the dictionary is the manifestation of a deity, notably Vishnu, in human, superhuman, or animal form. Other definition of avatar is a visible manifestation or embodiment of an abstract concept; archetype. Avatar is also a movable image that represents a person in a virtual reality environment or in cyberspace.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH AVATAR


consulta
kɒnˈsuːltɑː
Eurostar
ˈjʊərəʊˌstɑː
four-star
ˈfɔːˌstɑː
guitar
ɡɪˈtɑː
hectare
ˈhɛktɑː
iftar
ˈɪftɑː
Katar
kæˈtɑː
loadstar
ˈləʊdˌstɑː
Omuta
ˈəʊmuːˌtɑː
Qatar
kæˈtɑː
star
stɑː
Starr
stɑː
sunstar
ˈsʌnˌstɑː
superstar
ˈsuːpəˌstɑː
ta
tɑː
tar
tɑː
tartare
ˈtɑːˌtɑː
Yahata
ˈjɑːhɑːˌtɑː
Yawata
ˈjɑːwɑːˌtɑː
Yogyakarta
ˌjəʊɡjɑːˈkɑːtɑː

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AVATAR

aval
avalanche
avalement
Avalon
Avalon Peninsula
avant-garde
avant-gardism
avant-gardist
avanti
avantist
avanturine
Avar
avarice
avaricious
avariciously
avariciousness
avascular
avascularity
avast
avaunt

WORDS THAT END LIKE AVATAR

acoustic guitar
all-star
altar
bass guitar
child star
co-star
electric guitar
five-star
Gibraltar
lead to the altar
mortar
nectar
North Star
plantar
pop star
rising star
rock star
shooting star
Tatar
Ulaanbaatar

Synonyms and antonyms of avatar in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «avatar» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AVATAR

Find out the translation of avatar to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of avatar from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «avatar» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

头像
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

avatar
570 millions of speakers

English

avatar
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अवतार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الصورة الرمزية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Аватара
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

avatar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অবতার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

avatar
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Avatar
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

avatar
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

アバター
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

아바타
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Avatar
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

avatar
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அவதாரம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अवतार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

avatar
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

avatar
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

avatar
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

аватара
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

avatar
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

avatar
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

avatar
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

avatar
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

avatar
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of avatar

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AVATAR»

The term «avatar» is very widely used and occupies the 1.195 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AVATAR» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about avatar

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4 QUOTES WITH «AVATAR»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word avatar.
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David Carr
We live in an age where there is a firehose of information, and there is no hierarchy of what is important and what is not. Where the truth is often fashioned through a variety of digital means. Are you your avatar? Who are you in social media? What face do you turn toward the world? How much does it have in common with who you actually are?
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Raph Koster
It's time to wake up to the fact that you're just another avatar in someone else's MMO. Worse: From where they stand, all-powerful Big Data analysts that they are, you look an awful lot like a bot.
3
Charlie Pierce
According to the people who dearly would love to throw him out of office, Barack Obama was elected to be 'above politics.' He wasn't elected to be president, after all. He was elected as an avatar of American tolerance. His attempts to get himself reelected imply a certain, well, ingratitude.
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Nick Turse
You don't need a digital David Petraeus or a President Bush avatar to distract you from the truth. You don't need to wait decades to have disinformation beamed into your head. You just need a constant stream of misleading information, half truths, and fictions to be promoted, pushed, and peddled until they are accepted as fact.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AVATAR»

Discover the use of avatar in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to avatar and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Avatar
As the Federation prepare for a counteroffensive against the Dominion, Colonel Kira Nerys struggles to prevent a galactic holocaust, Jake Sisko embarks on an impossible quest that could plunge Bajor into chaos, and the crews of Deep Space ...
Stephani Danelle Perry, Gene Roddenberry, Rick Berman, 2001
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The Making of Avatar
Presents the making of the top grossing movie of all time, from director James Cameron's first brainstorming sessions to a vast production effort spanning continents to the technology used to bring the film's imaginative world to life.
Jody Duncan, Lisa Fitzpatrick, 2010
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Hello Avatar: Rise of the Networked Generation
Hello Avatar! Or, {llSay(0, "Hello, Avatar!"); is a tiny piece of user-friendly code that allows us to program our virtual selves.
Beth Coleman, 2011
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My Avatar, My Self: Identity in Video Role-Playing Games
This book examines the relationships between virtual and non-virtual identity in visual role-playing games.
Zach Waggoner, 2009
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I, Avatar: The Culture and Consequences of Having a Second Life
In I, Avata r, Mark Stephen Meadows answers some of these questions, but more importantly, he raises hundreds of others in his exploration of avatars and the fascinating possibilities they hold.
Mark Stephen Meadows, 2007
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Spiritual Teachings of the Avatar: Ancient Wisdom for a New ...
In Spiritual Teachings of the Avatar, Vedic expert and teacher Jeffrey Armstrong explains the ancient Indian wisdoms embodied in the word “avatar,” and that behind the notion of avatar is a view that sees the sacredness of all life and ...
Jeffrey Armstrong, 2010
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Avatar
Even if it takes an eternity, he will make amends.
John Passarella, 2001
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James Cameron's Avatar: The Na'vi Quest
In the futuristic world of Avatar, Jake, a wounded ex-marine is thrust into an elaborate scheme to mine an exotic planet for its rare and valuable natural resources.
Nicole Pitesa, 2009
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Caste, its twentieth century avatar
With reference to India; contributed articles
‎1996
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James Cameron's Avatar
So you love the movie...but there are some small details that are bothering you.Some small things that you might not have caught while viewing the movie.Well here they are.This book walks you through all those small details that might have ...
James C. Canty, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AVATAR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term avatar is used in the context of the following news items.
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Here comes everyone! The monster avatar taking over Manchester
Artist Ed Atkins and a team of CGI geeks are turning all the stars of Manchester International Festival into a freakish poetry-reading avatar. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Avatar 2 Creator and Director James Cameron Grieves Untimely …
The pre-production work for the sequel to the world's biggest grossing film of all time “Avatar” was shocked by the news that the film's music ... «Master Herald, Jul 15»
3
'Avatar' and 'Korra' Co-Creator Bryan Konietzko Weaves New …
Like Konietzko's Peabody-winning animated series Avatar: The Last Airbdender, and its feminist sequel The Legend of Korra, co-created with ... «Cartoon Brew, Jul 15»
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How To Add A Custom Default Avatar To WordPress Easily
Obtain the URL for the same (one you want to use as your default avatar), make sure it has the right dimensions. Sometimes your theme takes ... «Business 2 Community, Jul 15»
5
John Abraham's don avatar shines in 'Welcome Back' first look
Donning a white suit, carrying a gun and flashing a wide grin, actor John Abraham shows off his notorious streak in the first poster of Aneez ... «The Indian Express, Jul 15»
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Is Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's LEAKED lawyer avatar from Jazbaa …
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's comeback film Jazbaa is eagerly awaited by everyone. She has taken a lot of time to get back to films after her ... «Bollywood Life, Jul 15»
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Abul Hayat in never-seen-before avatar
Veteran actor Abul Hayat takes on a never-seen-before avatar for single-episode television play “Portrait”. Scripted by Urmi Mostafa and ... «The Daily Star, Jul 15»
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Nivin Pauly dons a casual avatar during the 100 days celebration of …
It was celebration time for the Oru Vadakkan Selfie team as the film crossed its 100th day in theatres on Saturday. The entire team got together ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
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Avatar: The Last Airbender and Korra creator previews new graphic …
The development and writing processes are comparable to Avatar and Korra. This is a similarly ambitious, sweeping epic full of world building, ... «Entertainment Weekly, Jul 15»
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Lost Trams Of Mumbai May Make a Comeback Soon
... trams that the '60s Bollywood hit had immortalized may soon make a comeback, not in their old trundling form, but in a modern avatar. «NDTV, Jul 15»

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