Definitions for daedalusˈdɛd l əs; esp. Brit. ˈdid l əs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Daed•a•lusˈdɛd l əs; esp. Brit. ˈdid l əs(n.)

  1. a legendary Athenian who built the labyrinth for Minos and made wings for himself and his son Icarus to escape from Crete.

    Category: Mythology

Dae•da•li•andɪˈdeɪ li ən; -ˈdæl ɪk(adj.)Dae•dal′ic

Dae•da•le•andɪˈdeɪ li ən; -ˈdæl ɪk(adj.)Dae•dal′ic

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Daedalus, Daedal(noun)

    (Greek mythology) an Athenian inventor who built the labyrinth of Minos; to escape the labyrinth he fashioned wings for himself and his son Icarus


  1. Daedalus(ProperNoun)

    Greek mythological figure who crafted the waxen wings of Icarus.

  2. Origin: From Daedalus, from Δαίδαλος.


  1. Daedalus

    In Greek mythology, Daedalus /di:dəlɪs/ or /dɛdəlɪs/ was a skillful craftsman and artisan. He is the father of Icarus and Iapyx and the uncle of Perdix.


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