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Definition of "agape" []

  • In a state of wonder or amazement, as with the mouth wide open. (adverb)
  • Wide open. (adverb)
  • Christianity Love as revealed in Jesus, seen as spiritual and selfless and a model for humanity. (noun)
  • Love that is spiritual, not sexual, in its nature. (noun)
  • Christianity In the early Christian Church, the love feast accompanied by Eucharistic celebration. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "agape" in a sentence
  • "For _nuni menei_ (nothing can rob us of the word) _pistis, elpis, agape, ta tria tauta; meizpon de touton he agape_. '"
  • "New Testament the same idea is expressed in the Greek word agape, which is variously translated as love, compassion, charity, etc."
  • "The word for love in the Bible is from the Greek word "agape," which is defined as death to the self, or the ego."