What does Holocaust mean?

Definitions for Holocaust
ˈhɒl əˌkɔst, ˈhoʊ lə-Holo·caust

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Holocaust.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. an act of mass destruction and loss of life (especially in war or by fire)

    "a nuclear holocaust"

  2. the mass murder of Jews under the German Nazi regime from 1941 until 1945

GCIDE

  1. Specifically: The mass killing of millions of Jews by the Nazis during the period from 1933 to 1945 in Germany and German-occupied lands; usually referred to as The Holocaust. In Hebrew, the same event is referred to by the word Shoah.

    Etymology: [L. holocaustum, Gr. , neut. of , , burnt whole; "o`los whole + kaysto`s burnt, fr. kai`ein to burn (cf. Caustic): cf. F. holocauste.]

Wiktionary

  1. A sacrifice to a god that is completely burned to ashes.

    Etymology: From holocauste, from holocaustum, from the neuter form of ὁλόκαυστος, from ὅλος + καύστος, from καίω

  2. The annihilation or near-annihilation of a group of animals or people, whether by natural or deliberate agency (e.g., u201Cnuclear holocaustu201D)

    Etymology: From holocauste, from holocaustum, from the neuter form of ὁλόκαυστος, from ὅλος + καύστος, from καίω

  3. The state-sponsored mass murder of an ethnic group. In particular (and often with an initial capital) the u201CFinal Solutionu201D, a euphemism used by the Nazis to describe the mass killing of Jews and others either in camps equipped with industrial gassing and crematorium equipment or by more conventional means.

    Etymology: From holocauste, from holocaustum, from the neuter form of ὁλόκαυστος, from ὅλος + καύστος, from καίω

  4. The mass murder of Jews and other groups by the Nazi regime during World War II.

    Etymology: From holocauste, from holocaustum, from the neuter form of ὁλόκαυστος, from ὅλος + καύστος, from καίω

Webster Dictionary

  1. a burnt sacrifice; an offering, the whole of which was consumed by fire, among the Jews and some pagan nations

    Etymology: [L. holocaustum, Gr. , neut. of , , burnt whole; "o`los whole + kaysto`s burnt, fr. kai`ein to burn (cf. Caustic): cf. F. holocauste.]

  2. sacrifice or loss of many lives, as by the burning of a theater or a ship. [An extended use not authorized by careful writers.]

    Etymology: [L. holocaustum, Gr. , neut. of , , burnt whole; "o`los whole + kaysto`s burnt, fr. kai`ein to burn (cf. Caustic): cf. F. holocauste.]

Freebase

  1. Holocaust is an American television miniseries broadcast in four parts in 1978 on the NBC television network. The series tells the story of the Holocaust from the perspective of the Weiss family of German Jews and that of a rising member of the SS, who gradually becomes a merciless war criminal. Holocaust highlighted numerous important events which occurred up to and during World War II, such as Kristallnacht, the creation of Jewish ghettos and later, the use of gas chambers. Although the miniseries won several awards and received critical acclaim, it was criticized by some, including noted Holocaust survivor and author Elie Wiesel, who described it as "untrue and offensive."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. hol′o-kawst, n. a burnt sacrifice, in which the whole of the victim was consumed. [L.,—Gr. holokaustonholos, whole, kaustos, burnt.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. A massive slaughter, especially the systematic mass extermination of European Jews in Nazi concentration camps prior to and during World War II.

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  1. The numerical value of Holocaust in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. The numerical value of Holocaust in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Holocaust in a Sentence

  1. More than six million Jews were murdered during the Holocaust ; there is nothing' calming' about that fact.

  2. All anyone wants to do is ask me about the Holocaust or Nazis, and Republican Party is setting me up because they’re a bunch of war criminals like the ones who sent us to Vietnam.

  3. The historical relationship, especially since the Holocaust, between Lithuanians and Lithuanian Jews has been complex and it is an important part of this project to make sure that the preservation of the Great Synagogue is seen as not only a Jewish interest, but also part of the cultural heritage of Vilnius and Lithuania.

  4. The immorality and amorality reign in the hearts of the 'leaders' of the world, political and religious; from Vatican to Canterbury, and on through their subdivisions, and through the 'Holy Tribunal of The Inquisition', DBA now as The United Nations Security Council. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU As long as governments and religious leaders function in accordance with the daily prescribed rules of ERIS and ARES, PLUTO will be working full time, enjoying the smell of the holocaust of children on the four corners of the Earth. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU Blissed are the eyes that can scan the soul of words within their breath of meaning, and reveal the colors of their images with hues of understanding. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU The mind of a Poet is a creative engine of beauty, wonders and grace to diffuse love, harmony; to learn and to teach; to instruct and defend art and the language; and to stimulate intuition and imagination. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU Poets have written the most important facts and events of our planet, and of the universe. They have been the fountain of knowledge for historians in all fields of the human culture; for philologists, linguisticians, and grammarians; — mothers, fathers and guardians — of the languages, throughout the history of Mankind. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU A Poet may express her/his natural emotions, the intergalactic wonders, or serve as an interpreter for what is possible to exist, could have existed or exists around her/his perception. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU Friends are linked by the most powerful energy of the nature of the Human Race; the energy that is the sister of Motherhood; the energy of Friendship. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU A free thinker is one that acts self directed, and learns through resourceful thoughts; that questions everything, and knows the words she/he conveys. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU Know the words that You use, — for once they are used — they will identify the true picture of one's intelligence. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU Words are the vehicle of Soul’s creation, and the voice of one’s heart. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU Inspiration is a tourist in the artistic land of hard work. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU What makes the history of a Poet is not the number of pages written, but the number of souls inspired by her or his work. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU A poem is a spice for everyone’s cerebral diet; a sublime companion, always present to ignite one’s intellectual dynamo; and to prod the heart to pump beauty.— Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU A poem is a precious jar of perfume that needs to be packed accordingly. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU Words can have beauty and meaning, but when they are poetized, they have the meaning of beauty. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU A Poet paints with words, and writes with mathematized forms of geometric metaphors. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU Any one can learn mathematics, music and letters, and earn a Ph.D. in Poetics, but only a Poet can learn all that, and write with syllables of love and art. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU In English, as in any other language, there are rules that one must follow. In Poetry one must follow the language’s rules, and feel free to improve any branch of the poetic art; one has license to create around, change forms, styles and concepts, but one can never forget that there is no 'poetic license' to ignore the language and its principles. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU Let mankind understand the order of the planet./It’s time for all to gather and sow seed of justice,/Before time disallows use of tools to build ships/To rescue human children from deluge of blood! http://allpoetry.com/poem/6415503 — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU When we understand that we are the human race, there will be no places for Eris and Ares on this planet. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU

  5. The reparation programs set up immediately after the war, and those introduced in the past fifteen years, are the tangible symbol of the official acknowledgment in 1995 of France's' imprescriptible debt' towards the victims of the Holocaust.

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