Definitions for Viperˈvaɪ pər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vi•perˈvaɪ pər(n.)

  1. any venomous snake of the cosmopolitan family Viperidae, characterized by a pair of hollow fangs that can be erected for biting and injecting venom: includes the adders, puff adders, and pit vipers.

    Category: Reptiles and Amphibians

  2. any of various other venomous or supposedly venomous snakes.

    Category: Reptiles and Amphibians

  3. a malignant, spiteful, or treacherous person.

Origin of viper:

1520–30; < L vīpera, haplological var. of *vīvipera, n. use of fem. of *vīviper, later (as re-formation) vīviparusviviparous


Princeton's WordNet

  1. viper(noun)

    venomous Old World snakes characterized by hollow venom-conducting fangs in the upper jaw


  1. viper(Noun)

    A poisonous snake in the family Viperidae.

  2. Origin: From vipera.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Viper(adj)

    any one of numerous species of Old World venomous makes belonging to Vipera, Clotho, Daboia, and other genera of the family Viperidae

  2. Viper(adj)

    a dangerous, treacherous, or malignant person


  1. Viper

    Viper is a Brazilian heavy metal band formed in 1985 initially highly influenced by Iron Maiden and the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, later developing a very particular sound.

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an adder.

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