Definition of avatar noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈævətɑː(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈævətɑːr//
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  1. 1(in Hinduism and Buddhism) a god appearing in a physical form
  2. 2a picture of a person or an animal that represents a particular computer user, on a computer screen, especially in a computer game or on social media See related entries: Video games
  3. Word Originfrom Sanskrit avatāra ‘descent’, from ava ‘down’ + tar- ‘to cross’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: avatar