lotus eater

(redirected from lotus)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to lotus: Lotus Notes, Lotus Software

lotus eater

One who indulges in idleness, luxury, and pleasure. From The Odyssey, but Homer, the Lotus Eaters were inhabitants of an island who spent every day eating flowers that made them interested in nothing but their own comfort and pleasure. Lounging on the beach of the tiny Greek island, I began dreaming up ways I could become a lotus eater there forever.
See also: eater

lotus eater

Someone whose only interests are luxury and sensual pleasures, a sybarite. In The Odyssey, Odysseus and his crew encounter the Lotus Eaters, island inhabitants who spend their lives eating a narcotic that causes them to be drowsy and disinterested in anything but their own pleasure, sort of Homeric Flower Children. Several crew members partook and had to be dragged back to the ship to which they were chained until they kicked the habit.
See also: eater
References in periodicals archive ?
It meets ISO 9000/2000 and QS 9000 standards, is accredited to GM standards, and each vehicle follows a 'no faults forward' regimen that puts a hold in place until problems are resolved," says Lotus Cars Manufacturing director Clive Dopson.
IBM hopes that businesses will continue to embrace Lotus Notes as the definitive collaborative software in the market.
However, the user who already has Lotus software and a microcomputer with the capacity to run version 3.
Considered the world's best-known British performance brand, Lotus has long been a perennial racing champion, automotive innovator, and even the choice vehicle for James Bond.
IBM, Lotus, Notes and Domino are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States, other countries or both.
DYS' software simplifies enterprise IM management by capturing all IM traffic running through the Lotus Sametime network - and assures this ever more critical infrastructure performs at or beyond expectations.
IBM, Lotus, Lotusphere, Notes and Domino are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States, other countries or both.
INCAT, DS and IBM's local business partner, helped Lotus with the implementation of its PLM strategy.
By leveraging our experience with previous versions of Lotus Sametime, and IBM Lotus Notes and Domino, we are now providing a comprehensive solution for Lotus Sametime 7.
Ron Gilbert, RPR Wyatt president, said, "IBM relies heavily on partners like RPR Wyatt to get the message out to the marketplace about the value of IBM Lotus software solutions.
Unify NXJ Composer enables a Lotus Notes developer to leverage their business expertise and build new Lotus Notes-like applications in the J2EE environment with virtually no hand coding.
This plug-in makes it possible to send an instant message to the Cisco IP phone and also aggregates the user's IP phone presence information and displays it in the Lotus Sametime Connect client.
The program provides customers with a comprehensive inventory and analysis of their Lotus Notes/Domino applications and a recommended disposition for the future of each application.