Pandora meaning

păn-dôrə
The first woman, bestowed upon humankind as a punishment for Prometheus's theft of fire. Entrusted with a box containing all the ills that could plague people, she opened it out of curiosity and thereby released all the evils of human life.
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Pandora, the first mortal woman according to Greek mythology, who opened a box containing all the bad things that could happen to humans and let them out.

An example of Pandora is the woman who released evil into the world.

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The first mortal woman: out of curiosity she opens a box, letting out all human ills into the world (or, in a later version, letting all human blessings escape and be lost, leaving only hope)
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Any fish of the genus Pagellus.
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(astronomy) A moon of the planet Saturn.
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A leading music streaming and Internet radio service from Pandora Media, Inc. (www.pandora.com). Pandora lets users create their own personalized radio stations by selecting a favorite artist and voting thumbs up or down on each song that is delivered. The more songs listened to and voted on, the more Pandora fine tunes the station to the user's music preferences. Songs can be heard on the computer or a mobile device.The Music Genome ProjectThe heart of Pandora is the Music Genome Project that was started in 2000 by Will Glaser, Jon Kraft and Tim Westergren. It is a musicological study analyzing 400 attributes of a song, including melody, harmony, the singer's voice and instruments. Pandora uses its history of billions of thumbs up and down in combination with the music DNA to recommend songs. It should be noted that the "music DNA" has no relationship to the acoustic fingerprints used to identify a song (see acoustic fingerprint). See Last.fm, music recommendation service and music search.
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(Greek mythology) The first woman on earth, who had been given a box by the gods and instructed not to open it, but who disobeyed the instructions out of curiosity, releasing all manner of evils into the world.
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Origin of pandora

  • Greek Pandōrā having all gifts pan- pan- dōron gift dō- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek Πανδώρα (Pandṓra), "all gifts".

    From Wiktionary