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Av`a`tar´   Pronunciation: ăv`å`tạr´
n.1.(Hindu Myth.) The descent of a deity to earth, and his incarnation as a man or an animal; - chiefly associated with the incarnations of Vishnu.
2.An incarnation, embodiment or personification of a principle, quality, or attitude; - used of people, mostly in a positive sense as a manifestation of a behavior or character worthy of admiration.
Martha Stewart, the home-and-hearth avatar whose products are now available at Kmart stores, is making upscale design touches like 200-thread-count cotton bed sheets something that most every American can aspire to.
- Leslie Kaufman (N. Y. Times, May 7, 1999).

Related Words

Buddha, Christophany, Jagannath, Juggernaut, Kurma, Matsya, Narsinh, Parshuram, Rama, Satanophany, Vaman, Varah, angelophany, apparition, appearance, appearing, arising, catabolism, catalysis, coming, coming into being, coming-forth, consubstantiation, disclosure, displacement, dissemination, embodiment, emergence, epiphany, evidence, evincement, exposure, expression, forthcoming, heterotopia, incarnation, indication, issuance, manifestation, materialization, materializing, metabolism, metagenesis, metamorphism, metamorphosis, metastasis, metathesis, metempsychosis, mutant, mutated form, mutation, occurrence, opening, permutation, pneumatophany, presentation, proof, publication, realization, reincarnation, revelation, rise, rising, showing, showing forth, sport, theophany, transanimation, transfiguration, transfigurement, transformation, transformism, translation, translocation, transmigration, transmogrification, transmutation, transposition, transubstantiation, unfolding, unfoldment
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