Definition of Myrmidon

1. Noun. A follower who carries out orders without question.

Generic synonyms: Follower



2. Noun. (Greek mythology) a member of the warriors who followed Achilles on the expedition against Troy.
Category relationships: Greek Mythology
Generic synonyms: Mythical Being

Definition of Myrmidon

1. n. One of a fierce tribe or troop who accompanied Achilles, their king, to the Trojan war.

Definition of Myrmidon

1. Proper noun. One of a fierce tribe or troop who accompanied Achilles, their king, to the Trojan war. ¹

2. Noun. A soldier or a subordinate civil officer who executes orders of a superior without protest or pity; -- sometimes applied to bailiffs, constables, etc. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Myrmidon

1. a loyal follower [n -S or -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Myrmidon

Myricales
Myricaria
Myricaria germanica
Myriophyllum
Myristica
Myristica fragrans
Myristicaceae
Myrmecia
Myrmecobius
Myrmecobius fasciatus
Myrmecophaga
Myrmecophaga jubata
Myrmecophagidae
Myrmeleon
Myrmeleontidae
Myrmidon
Myroxylon balsamum
Myroxylon balsamum pereirae
Myroxylon pereirae
Myroxylon toluiferum
Myrrhis
Myrrhis odorata
Myrsinaceae
Myrsine
Myrtaceae
Myrtales
Myrtillocactus
Myrtillocactus geometrizans
Myrtle

Literary usage of Myrmidon

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1. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"bribe, freight. "Hire" as a noun is now chiefly archaic. hireling, n. mercenary (now spec.); spec. myrmidon. hiss, n. Spec, fizz, fizzle, siss (dial. ..."

2. A Practical Dictionary of the English and German Languages by Felix Flügel (1874)
"ml beadle, myrmidon, sergeant, catch-pole ; 2. hangman ; сотр. ® ф-п= ont, n. office of a beadle; ..."

3. The Etymological Compendium, Or, Portfolio of Origins and Inventions by William Pulleyn (1830)
"myrmidon. myrmidon is derived from myrmidons, a people of Thessaly, ... Hence the term myrmidon has been applied to followers, or hangers on. ASS! ..."

4. The History of Lord Seaton's Regiment, (the 52nd Light Infantry) at the by William Leeke (1866)
"Ball at General Brown's—Sail in myrmidon to Spithead—Bishop Crowther rescued from slavery by myrmidon—Incidents connected with his deliverance. ..."

5. Randolph Spencer-Churchill, as a Product of His Age: Being a Personal and by Thomas Hay Sweet Escott (1895)
"The myrmidon and other Oxford Clubs. — Merton contemporaries; Merton sports; Merton and Balliol compared.— What Randolph Churchill lost or gained in not ..."

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