Avatar - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈævətɑːr|  American pronunciation of the word avatar
Brit.  |ˈavətɑː|  British pronunciation of the word avatar

noun

- a new personification of a familiar idea(syn: embodiment, incarnation)

the very avatar of cunning

- the manifestation of a Hindu deity (especially Vishnu) in human or superhuman or animal form

some Hindus consider Krishna to be an avatar of the god Vishnu

Examples

She has come to be regarded as an avatar of charity and concern for the poor.

She chose a penguin as her personal avatar in the chat room.

She was an avatar of selflessness and generosity.

some Hindus consider Krishna to be an avatar of the god Vishnu

Word forms

noun
singular: avatar
plural: avatars
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