Definition of Scorpion

1. Noun. (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Scorpio.

Exact synonyms: Scorpio
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Category relationships: Astrology, Star Divination



2. Noun. The eighth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about October 23 to November 21.

3. Noun. Arachnid of warm dry regions having a long segmented tail ending in a venomous stinger.
Generic synonyms: Arachnid, Arachnoid
Group relationships: Order Scorpionida, Scorpionida

Definition of Scorpion

1. n. Any one of numerous species of pulmonate arachnids of the order Scorpiones, having a suctorial mouth, large claw-bearing palpi, and a caudal sting.

Definition of Scorpion

1. Noun. Someone with the Scorpio star sign ¹

2. Adjective. (astrology) of, or pertaining to, the Scorpio star sign ¹

3. Noun. Any of various arachnids of the order ''Scorpiones'', related to the spiders, characterised by two large front pincers and a curved tail with a poisonous sting in the end. ¹

4. Noun. An ancient military engine for hurling stones and other missiles. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scorpion

1. a stinging arachnid [n -S]

Medical Definition of Scorpion

1. 1. Any one of numerous species of pulmonate arachnids of the order scorpiones, having a suctorial mouth, large claw-bearing palpi, and a caudal sting. Scorpions have a flattened body, and a long, slender post-abdomen formed of six movable segments, the last of which terminates in a curved venomous sting. The venom causes great pain, but is unattended either with redness or swelling, except in the axillary or inguinal glands, when an extremity is affected. It is seldom if ever destructive of life. Scorpions are found widely dispersed in the warm climates of both the Old and new Worlds. 2. The pine or gray lizard (Sceloporus undulatus). 3. The scorpene. 4. A painful scourge. "My father hath chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions." (1 Kings xii. 11) 5. A sign and constellation. See Scorpio. 6. An ancient military engine for hurling stones and other missiles. Book scorpion. A neuropterous insect of the genus Panorpa. See Panorpid. Scorpion grass, the star Antares in the constellation Scorpio. Origin: F, fr. L. Scorpio, scorpius, Gr, perhaps akin to E. Sharp. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scorpion

scorny
scorodite
scorpaenid
scorpaenid fish
scorpaenids
scorpaeniform
scorpaenoid
scorpaenoid fish
scorpene
scorper
scorpers
scorpio
scorpiodea
scorpioid
scorpioid cyme
scorpion (current term)
scorpion fish
scorpion fly
scorpion kick
scorpion kicks
scorpion shell
scorpion venoms
scorpion weed
scorpionate
scorpionates
scorpiones
scorpionfish
scorpionfishes
scorpionflies
scorpionfly

Literary usage of Scorpion

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The legs of the modern scorpion (fig. 10: fig. 51) are those of a terrestrial Arthropod, such as a beetle; whilst those of the Silurian scorpion are the ..."

2. Science from an Easy Chair by Edwin Ray Lankester (1911)
"The scorpion carries its tail raised in a graceful curve over its back, ... I found that if I pressed the sting thus held into the scorpion's own body, ..."

3. Shahmah in Pursuit of Freedom; Or, The Branded Hand by Frances Harriet Green (1858)
"The Crimson scorpion of the South—Glooms—Change of Scene—The Voice—The Form —The Car—The Red Hand—The Black Hand—The Victims—The Branded Hand—The High ..."

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