Definition of Dinosaur

1. Noun. Any of numerous extinct terrestrial reptiles of the Mesozoic era.




Definition of Dinosaur

1. n. One of the Dinosauria.

Definition of Dinosaur

1. Noun. Any of various extinct reptiles belonging to the Dinosauria, existing between about 230 million and 65 million years ago. ¹

2. Noun. (context: figuratively colloquial) A person or organisation which is very old or has very old-fashioned views or is not willing to change and adapt. ¹

3. Noun. (context: figuratively colloquial) Anything that is no longer in common use or practice. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dinosaur

1. one of a group of extinct reptiles [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dinosaur

dinoflagellates
dinoflagellida
dinomania
dinomaniac
dinomaniacs
dinomastigote
dinomastigotes
dinophyte
dinophytes
dinoprost
dinoprost tromethamine
dinoprostone
dinormocytosis
dinornis
dinos
dinosaur (current term)
dinosauria
dinosaurian
dinosaurians
dinosauric
dinosaurish
dinosaurlike
dinosaurs
dinoseb
dinospore
dinospores
dinothere
dinotheres
dinotherium
dinotheriums

Literary usage of Dinosaur

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1. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1906)
"This great carnivorous dinosaur of the Laramie was contemporary with and ... In the preliminary description another large carnivorous dinosaur found in ..."

2. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1881)
"A description of the remains of a large dinosaur, discovered in 1865 by the Rev. W. Fox, in a bed of shaly clay between Barnes and Cowleaze Chines, ..."

3. The Great American Wilderness: Touring America's National Parks by Larry H. Ludmer (2000)
"dinosaur NATIONAL MONUMENT Atrip to dinosaur National Monument is almost like visiting two parks in one. There's an obvious physical separation caused by ..."

4. Organic Evolution: A Text Book by Richard Swann Lull (1917)
"... dinosaur (Ornithischia), Campto- saurus; and (B) carnivorous dinosaur (Saurischia), Allosaurus. One- twelfth natural size. a. acetabulum or hip socket; ..."

5. Western Canada by Paul-Eric Dumontier, Jennifer McMorran, Pierre Longnus (2004)
"dinosaur Provincial Park Exploring *** Tour A: Digging for dinosaur Bones and Other Treasures The town of Brooks is also a great jumping-off point for ..."

6. Lewis and Clark Road Trips: Exploring the Trail Across America by Kira Gale (2006)
"AND dinosaur FIELD STATION-FORT PECK The museum welcomes visitors to Montana's Hi-Line Country. Displays of cowboy, pioneer and homesteader artifacts are a ..."

7. Geological Magazine by Henry Woodward (1889)
"... and I am inclined to regard it as indicating a dinosaur more or less closely allied to the ... dinosaur ..."

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