Definition of Dragon

1. Noun. A creature of Teutonic mythology; usually represented as breathing fire and having a reptilian body and sometimes wings.

Exact synonyms: Firedrake
Generic synonyms: Mythical Creature, Mythical Monster
Specialized synonyms: Fafnir
Specialized synonyms: Wivern, Wyvern

2. Noun. A fiercely vigilant and unpleasant woman.
Exact synonyms: Tartar
Generic synonyms: Disagreeable Woman, Unpleasant Woman

3. Noun. A faint constellation twisting around the north celestial pole and lying between Ursa Major and Cepheus.
Exact synonyms: Draco
Generic synonyms: Constellation

4. Noun. Any of several small tropical Asian lizards capable of gliding by spreading winglike membranes on each side of the body.
Exact synonyms: Flying Dragon, Flying Lizard
Generic synonyms: Agamid, Agamid Lizard
Group relationships: Draco, Genus Draco

Definition of Dragon

1. n. 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.

Definition of Dragon

1. Proper noun. the Devil. [ Revelation 12:9]; [ Revelation 20:2] ¹

2. Noun. A legendary, serpentine or reptilian creature. ¹

3. Noun. (zoology) An animal of various species that resemble a dragon in appearance: ¹

4. Noun. (astronomy with definite article often capitalized) The constellation Draco. ¹

5. Noun. (pejorative) An unpleasant woman; a harridan. ¹

6. Noun. (context: with definite article often capitalized) The (historical) Chinese empire or the People's Republic of China. ¹

7. Noun. (figuratively) Something very formidable or dangerous. ¹

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Definition of Dragon

1. a mythical, serpentlike monster [n -S]

Medical Definition of Dragon

1. 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. "The dragons which appear in early paintings and sculptures are invariably representations of a winged crocodile." (Fairholt) In Scripture the term dragon refers to any great monster, whether of the land or sea, usually to some kind of serpent or reptile, sometimes to land serpents of a powerful and deadly kind. It is also applied metaphorically to Satan. "Thou breakest the heads of the dragons in the waters." (Ps. Lxxiv. 13) "Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder; the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet." (Ps. Xci. 13) "He laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil and Satan, and bound him a thousand years." (Rev. Xx. 2) 2. A fierce, violent person, especially. A woman. 3. A constellation of the northern hemisphere figured as a dragon; Draco. 4. A luminous exhalation from marshy grounds, seeming to move through the air as a winged serpent. 5. A short musket hooked to a swivel attached to a soldier's belt; so called from a representation of a dragon's head at the muzzle. 6. 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. 7. A variety of carrier pigeon. 8. A fabulous winged creature, sometimes borne as a charge in a coat of arms. Dragon is often used adjectively, or in combination, in the sense of relating to, resembling, or characteristic of, a dragon. Dragon arum, a West African liliaceous tree (Dracaena Draco), yielding one of the resins called dragon's blood. See Dracaena. Dragon water, a medicinal remedy very popular in the earlier half of the 17th century. "Dragon water may do good upon him." . Flying dragon, a large meteoric fireball; a bolide. Origin: F. Dragon, L. Draco, fr. Gr, prob. Fr, to look (akin to Skr. Dar to see), and so called from its terrible eyes. Cf. Drake a dragon, Dragoon. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dragon

dragon (current term)
dragon's blood
dragon's eye
dragon's head
dragon's mouth
dragon's tail
dragon arum
dragon beam
dragon beams
dragon boat
dragon boat festival
dragon boats
dragon fruit
dragon fruits
dragon lizard

Literary usage of Dragon

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1. Reliques of Ancient English Poetry: Consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs edited by Thomas Percy (1900)
"There a dragon is attacked from a well in a manner not very remote from this of the ballad : " There was a well, so have I wynne, And Bevis stumbled ryght ..."

2. Things Chinese: Or, Notes Connected with China by James Dyer Ball (1904)
"The dragon, which is reserved for Imperial use in designs on furniture, porcelain, ... A Chinese author thus describes the dragon :— ' Its head is like a ..."

3. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1850)
"But the dragon F Are you so sure of the dragon F Captain. Understand me. Are yon as certain of the existence of the dragon as of yonder peacock F Is the ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The best- known form of the legend of St. George and the dragon is that made ... According to this, a terrible dragon had ravaged all the country already ..."

5. Journal of the American Oriental Society by American Oriental Society (1885)
"The dragon and the Serpent in Chaldean Mythology, by Rev. W. Hayes Ward, of New York. In this paper, after a resume of the facts known as to the worship ..."

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