What does python mean?

Definitions for pythonˈpaɪ θɒn, -θən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. python(noun)

    large Old World boas

  2. python(noun)

    a soothsaying spirit or a person who is possessed by such a spirit

  3. Python(noun)

    (Greek mythology) dragon killed by Apollo at Delphi


  1. Python(ProperNoun)

    The earth-dragon of Delphi, represented as a serpent, killed by Apollo.

  2. Python(ProperNoun)

    A programming language invented by Guido van Rossum, named after Monty Python.

  3. Python(ProperNoun)

    The British comedy troupe Monty Python.

  4. Python(ProperNoun)

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

    John Cleese is perhaps the best-known of the Pythons.

  5. python(Noun)

    A type of large constricting snake.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Python(noun)

    any species of very large snakes of the genus Python, and allied genera, of the family Pythonidae. They are nearly allied to the boas. Called also rock snake

  2. Python(noun)

    a diviner by spirits

  3. Origin: [NL., fr. L. Python the serpent slain near Delphi by Apollo, Gr. .]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Python

    pī′thon, n. a genus of serpents of the boa family, all natives of the Old World, and differing from the true boas by having the plates on the under surface of the tail double: a demon, spirit.—n. Py′thoness, the priestess of the oracle of Apollo at Delphi, in Greece: a witch.—adj. Python′ic, pretending to foretell future events, like the Pythoness: prophetic: like a python.—ns. Py′thonism, the art of predicting events by divination; Py′thonist. [Gr. Pythōn, the serpent slain near Delphi by Apollo.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Python

    in the Greek mythology a serpent or dragon produced from the mud left on the earth after the deluge of Deucalion, a brood of sheer chaos and the dark, who lived in a cave of Parnassus, and was slain by Apollo, who founded the Pythian Games in commemoration of his victory, and was in consequence called Pythius.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. Python

    In the words of its author, “the other scripting language” (other than Perl, that is). Python's design is notably clean, elegant, and well thought through; it tends to attract the sort of programmers who find Perl grubby and exiguous. Some people revolt at its use of whitespace to define logical structure by indentation, objecting that this harks back to the horrible old fixed-field languages of the 1960s. Python's relationship with Perl is rather like the BSD community's relationship to Linux — it's the smaller party in a (usually friendly) rivalry, but the average quality of its developers is generally conceded to be rather higher than in the larger community it competes with. There's a Python resource page at http://www.python.org. See also Guido, BDFL.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of python in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of python in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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