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Definitions of dragon

  1. A fabulous animal, generally represented as a monstrous winged serpent or lizard, with a crested head and enormous claws, and regarded as very powerful and ferocious. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. A fierce, violent person, esp. a woman. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A constellation of the northern hemisphere figured as a dragon; Draco. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A luminous exhalation from marshy grounds, seeming to move through the air as a winged serpent. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A small arboreal lizard of the genus Draco, of several species, found in the East Indies and Southern Asia. Five or six of the hind ribs, on each side, are prolonged and covered with weblike skin, forming a sort of wing. These prolongations aid them in making long leaps from tree to tree. Called also flying lizard. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A variety of carrier pigeon. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A fabulous winged creature, sometimes borne as a charge in a coat of arms. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A very large, imaginary animal represented in fables or stories as a winged serpent or lizard; a fierce person. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. A fabulous winged serpent: the constellation Draco: a fierce person: the flying lizard of the E. Indies. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. DRAGONISH, DRAGONLIKE. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. A fabulous winged serpent; flying lizard. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. A faboulous, serpent - like, winged monster. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. A mythical and legendary impersonation of the evil principle, conceived of as a monstrous winged saurian armed with deadly powers, and the slaying of which is represented as the crowning triumph in the lives of gods and heroes; a fiery shooting meteor; a fierce violent person, specially a spiteful woman; a short carbine with a dragon's head, hung by a swivel to the belt of a dragoon; a constellation of the northern hemisphere; a genus of saurian reptiles, to which the draco volans belongs. See Draco. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. A fabulous winged creature; a genus of reptiles of the E. I.; a constellation; in Scot., a paper kite; a serpent; in Scrip., the devil. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. Flerce; destructive. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Usage examples for dragon

  1. Now this dragon swallows a maiden every day, and now the lot has fallen on Menechella, the daughter of the King. – Stories from Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile
  2. She is a long way from here, she is sitting on a rock in the middle of the sea, and the Dragon is near, watching her. – Snowdrop and Other Tales by Jacob Grimm Wilhelm Grimm
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