What does Holocaust mean?

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?h?l ??k?st, ?ho? l?-Holo·caust

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. holocaustnoun

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

    "a nuclear holocaust"

  2. Holocaust, final solutionnoun

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

GCIDE

  1. Holocaustnoun

    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. holocaustnoun

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

    Etymology: From holocauste, from holocaustum, from the neuter form of ?λ?καυστο?, from ?λο? + κα?στο?, from κα?ω

  2. holocaustnoun

    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 ?λ?καυστο?, from ?λο? + κα?στο?, from κα?ω

  3. holocaustnoun

    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 ?λ?καυστο?, from ?λο? + κα?στο?, from κα?ω

  4. Holocaustnoun

    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 ?λ?καυστο?, from ?λο? + κα?στο?, from κα?ω

Webster Dictionary

  1. Holocaustnoun

    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. Holocaustnoun

    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

    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. Holocaust

    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. Holocaust

    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. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Holocaust in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Holocaust in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Holocaust in a Sentence

  1. Andy Hollinger:

    Teaching about Holocaust Remembrance and Holocaust Remembrance timeless lessons, including the dangers of unchecked antisemitism, is the foundation of all of our work, we offer free education resources and training for educators. Our online Holocaust Encyclopedia, the definitive digital resource on Holocaust Remembrance, is available in 19 languages.

  2. Olivia Marks-Woldman:

    Even 70 years after the end of the Holocaust, the need for justice remains powerful, oskar Groening was part of the Nazi killing machine which murdered 6 million Jewish people, and it is right that a court has judged him for his role. He chose to stand by and be complicit in the killing.

  3. The WJRO Taylor:

    [S]ome countries, particularly Poland, have not yet addressed the legacy of property looted during the Holocaust, it is urgent that countries provide restitution or compensation now, while the remaining survivors are alive to benefit.

  4. Rabbi Lau:

    This is certainly a shoah of the Syrian people and it did not start today, for the past six years they have been living in a Holocaust.

  5. Blake Flayton:

    If Adolf Hitler had an Instagram account, the Holocaust would have happened a lot quicker, because the public would have been convinced a lot sooner, that the Jews were plotting to overthrow Germany, and weed out the Aryan race and take over Europe.

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