ALL meanings of aegis

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  • noun aegis sponsorship or protection; auspices (esp in the phrase under the aegis of) 3
  • noun aegis the shield of Zeus, often represented in art as a goatskin 3
  • noun aegis a shield borne by Zeus and, later, by his daughter Athena and occasionally by Apollo 3
  • noun aegis a protection 3
  • noun aegis sponsorship; auspices 3
  • noun aegis Classical Mythology. the shield or breastplate of Zeus or Athena, bearing at its center the head of the Gorgon. 1
  • noun aegis protection; support: under the imperial aegis. 1
  • noun aegis sponsorship; auspices: a debate under the aegis of the League of Women Voters. 1
  • noun Technical meaning of aegis (programming, tool)   A CASE tool for project change management written by Peter Miller, with minor contributions by a few others. Aegis is licensed using the GNU GPL but is not a GNU project. 1
  • noun aegis The protection, backing, or support of a particular person or organization. 1
  • noun aegis protection 1
  • noun Definition of aegis in Technology (operating system)   A Unix variant that was used on Apollo workstations before Apollo was bought by Hewlett Packard. AEGIS has some advantages over standard BSD or System V Unix. It includes faster file access and a richer command set; there are commands to find out which process is running on a particular node, which process is locking a particular file, etc. 1
  • noun aegis A mythological shield associated with Zeus and Athena shown as a short cloak consisting of a goatskin. The aegis of Athena is usually shown with a border of snakes and with the head of Medusa in the center. The aegis is more an emblem of protection and power than an actual military shield. 0
  • noun aegis Protection, guidance. Usually used as ‘under the aegis’ because of its origin as protection of the shield of Athena. 0
  • noun aegis Endorsement. 0
  • noun aegis Sponsorship. 0
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