1A group of particularly respected, famous, or important people.
- ‘the pantheon of the all-time greats’
- 1.1A building in which the illustrious dead of a nation are buried or honoured.
2All the gods of a people or religion collectively.
- ‘the deities of the Hindu pantheon’
- 2.1(especially in ancient Greece and Rome) a temple dedicated to all the gods.
Late Middle English (referring especially to the Pantheon, a large circular temple in Rome): via Latin from Greek pantheion, from pan ‘all’ + theion ‘holy’ (from theos ‘god’).