Definition of Python

1. Noun. Large Old World boas.




2. Noun. A soothsaying spirit or a person who is possessed by such a spirit.
Generic synonyms: Disembodied Spirit, Spirit

3. Noun. (Greek mythology) dragon killed by Apollo at Delphi.
Category relationships: Greek Mythology
Generic synonyms: Mythical Creature, Mythical Monster

Definition of Python

1. n. Any species of very large snakes of the genus Python, and allied genera, of the family Pythonidæ. They are nearly allied to the boas. Called also rock snake.

Definition of Python

1. Proper noun. (Greek mythology) The earth-dragon of Delphi, represented as a serpent, killed by Apollo. ¹

2. Proper noun. A programming language invented by Guido van Rossum, named after Monty '''Python'''. ¹

3. Proper noun. (informal) The British comedy troupe Monty '''Python'''. ¹

4. Proper noun. A member of Monty '''Python''': Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones or Michael Palin; referred to collectively as ''The '''Pythons'''''. ¹

5. Noun. A type of large constricting snake. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Python

1. a large snake [n -S] : PYTHONIC [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Python

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Literary usage of Python

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1. Pagan Races of the Malay Peninsula by Walter William Skeat, Charles Otto Blagden (1906)
"The python whose cheeks with fat are swollen, The python whose head is like a ladle, And on whose head the scales are golden, That walks on ribs one hundred ..."

2. The Monthly Magazine by Richard Phillips, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress) (1807)
"409). ic the python, which was a serpent rid. Met. ... "I«/*,9o{, in which Apollo dared python to engage by invectives; S. Д<(хт»Ло;, which was sung ..."

3. Chambers's encyclopædia by Chambers W. and R., ltd (1874)
"python, and were certainly in the earliest times celebrated in his honour every ninth year. They were at first under the management of the Delphians, ..."

4. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Pierre André Latreille (1831)
"We may separate in the first place the « python, Daud. Hooks near the anus and narrow ventral plates as in Boa, from which these serpents only differ in ..."

5. The History of the World.: In Five Books. Viz. Treating of the Beginning and by Walter Ralegh (1820)
"X. Quarrels between Eurydice the queen, and python tlie protector. ... Of these two python was the greater in reputation, yet far too weak to sustain so ..."

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