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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

py•thonˈpaɪ θɒn, -θən(n.)

  1. any of several Old World constrictors of the subfamily Pythoninae (family Boidae), often growing to a length of more than 20 ft. (6 m).

    Category: Reptiles and Amphibians

Origin of python:

1830–40; < NL; L Pȳthōn a serpent killed by Apollo at the site of the Delphic oracle < Gk Pȳthṓn (see Pythian )

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

Wiktionary

  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

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.


Translations for python

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

python(noun)

a type of large non-poisonous snake that twists around its prey and crushes it.

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