What does scorpion mean?

Definitions for scorpionˈskɔr pi ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Scorpio, Scorpion(noun)

    (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Scorpio

  2. Scorpio, Scorpio the Scorpion, Scorpion(noun)

    the eighth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about October 23 to November 21

  3. scorpion(noun)

    arachnid of warm dry regions having a long segmented tail ending in a venomous stinger

Wiktionary

  1. scorpion(Noun)

    Any of various arachnids of the order Scorpiones, related to the spiders, characterised by two large front pincers and a curved tail with a poisonous sting in the end.

  2. scorpion(Noun)

    An ancient military engine for hurling stones and other missiles.

  3. Scorpion(Noun)

    Someone with the Scorpio star sign

  4. Scorpion(Adjective)

    of, or pertaining to, the Scorpio star sign

  5. Origin: From the animal scorpion, from scorpio "scorpion"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scorpion(noun)

    any one of numerous species of pulmonate arachnids of the order Scorpiones, having a suctorial mouth, large claw-bearing palpi, and a caudal sting

  2. Scorpion(noun)

    the pine or gray lizard (Sceloporus undulatus)

  3. Scorpion(noun)

    the scorpene

  4. Scorpion(noun)

    a painful scourge

  5. Scorpion(noun)

    a sign and constellation. See Scorpio

  6. Scorpion(noun)

    an ancient military engine for hurling stones and other missiles

  7. Origin: [F., fr. L. scorpio, scorpius, Gr. , perhaps akin to E. sharp.]

Freebase

  1. Scorpion

    Scorpions are predatory arthropod animals of the order Scorpiones within the class Arachnida. They have eight legs and are easily recognized by the pair of grasping claws and the narrow, segmented tail, often carried in a characteristic forward curve over the back, ending with a venomous stinger. Scorpions range in size from 9 mm to 20 cm. Scorpions are found widely distributed over all continents, except Antarctica, in a variety of terrestrial habitats except the high latitude tundra. Scorpions number about 1,752 described species, with 13 extant families recognised to date. The taxonomy has undergone changes and is likely to change further, as a number of genetic studies are bringing forth new information. Scorpion venom has a fearsome reputation, but only about 25 out of almost 1500 species are known to have venom capable of killing a human being.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scorpion

    skor′pi-un, n. a name applicable to any member of the family Scorpionidæ, included along with spiders, mites, &c. in the heterogeneous class Arachnida—they have an elongated body, claws like the lobster, and a poisonous sting in the tail: one of the signs of the zodiac: (B.) a whip with points like a scorpion's tail: an old military engine: any person of virulent hatred or animosity.—n. Scor′pio, a scorpion: (astron.) a constellation and the eighth sign of the zodiac.—adj. Scor′pioid, curled like the tail of a scorpion.—n. Scor′pion-bug, a large predacious water-beetle.—n.pl. Scorpiō′nes, true scorpions, a sub-order of Arachnida.—ns. Scor′pion-fish, a sea-scorpion; Scor′pion-fly, an insect having its abdomen curled like a scorpion; Scor′pion-grass, the forget-me-not: the mouse-ear; Scorpion′ida, an order of Arachnida, containing the Scorpiones or true scorpions; Scor′pion-lob′ster, a long-tailed crustacean; Scor′pion-plant, a Javan orchid with large creamy flower supposed to resemble a spider; Scor′pion-shell, a gasteropod distinguished by long, channelled spines; Scor′pion-spī′der, a whip-scorpion; Scor′pion-wort, a leguminous plant native of southern Europe; Scorpiū′rus, a genus of leguminous plants named scorpion's tail. [Fr.,—L. scorpio—Gr. skorpios.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scorpion in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scorpion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ashima:

    Projecting planning as coincidence requires great skills or a scorpion!

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Poverty is a scorpion; it stings the poor and it also stings the men with high conscience who feel sad about the poverty; the rest is immune to it!

  3. United Airlines:

    Our flight attendants helped a customer who was stung by what appeared to be a scorpion on a flight last week, our crew immediately consulted with a MedLink physician on the ground who provided guidance throughout the incident and assured our crew that it was not a life-threatening matter.

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