an imaginary creature represented as a white horse with a long horn growing from its forehead
A mythical beast traditionally represented as having the legs of a buck, the body of a horse, the tail of a lion with a single spiral horn on its head; a symbol of virginity.
A heraldic representation of such a beast used as a charge or as a supporter; as in the arms of Great Britain and of Scotland.
In various Bible translations, used to render the Latin unicornis or rhinoceros (representing Hebrew u05E8u05D0u05DD); a reem or wild ox.
a fabulous animal with one horn; the monoceros; -- often represented in heraldry as a supporter
a two-horned animal of some unknown kind, so called in the Authorized Version of the Scriptures
any large beetle having a hornlike prominence on the head or prothorax
the larva of a unicorn moth
the kamichi; -- called also unicorn bird
The unicorn is a legendary animal from European folklore that resembles a white horse with a large, pointed, spiraling horn projecting from its forehead, and sometimes a goat's beard and cloven hooves. First mentioned by the ancient Greeks, it became the most important imaginary animal of the Middle Ages and Renaissance when it was commonly described as an extremely wild woodland creature, a symbol of purity and grace, which could only be captured by a virgin. In the encyclopedias its horn was said to have the power to render poisoned water potable and to heal sickness.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ū′ni-korn, n. a fabulous animal mentioned by ancient Greek and Roman authors as a native of India, with a body like that of a horse and one straight horn on the forehead: (B.) an unfortunate translation of the Hebrew reêm, Assyr. rímu, anticipated by the monokerōs of the Septuagint—variously understood as the rhinoceros, the urus, the wild ox, ox-antelope. [L. unus, one, cornu, a horn.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a fabulous animal like a horse, with a cubit and a half long horn on the forehead; was adopted by James I. as the symbol of Scotland on the royal arms; is in Christian art a symbol of the incarnation, and an emblem of female chastity.
The numerical value of unicorn in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of unicorn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Never play leapfrog with a unicorn.
The IPO buyers have very healthy skepticism about unicorn valuations.
Let me underscore the alternative to the deal we have reached is not -- as I've seen some ads on TV suggesting disingenuously -- it isn't a 'better deal', some sort of unicorn arrangement involving Iran's complete capitulation, that is a fantasy plain and simple, that our own intelligence community will tell you that.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- يونيكورن, حريش, آحادي القرن حيوان خرافيArabic
- единорог, инорогBulgarian
- unicornCatalan, Valencian
- sròin-adharcach, biast-na-sgrogaig, aon-adharcachScottish Gaelic
- एक तंगावालाHindi
- egyszarvú, unikornisHungarian
- 麒麟, 一角馬, 一角獣, ユニコーンJapanese
- 一角獸, 유니콘, 일각수Korean
- ūnicornis, unicornLatin
- EenharLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- unikorn, kuda bertanduk satuMalay
- łį́į́ʼ bideeʼłáaʼiiNavajo, Navaho
- ningodeshkaniOjibwe, Ojibwa
- licorne, unicórnioPortuguese
- једнорог, jednorogSerbo-Croatian
- enorog, samorogSlovene
- njëbrirësh, briqenAlbanian
- enhörning, enhSwedish
- tek boynuzlu at, tekboynuzTurkish
- kỳ lânVietnamese
- balhon, balhonül, jibalhon, hibalhon, hibalhonül, jibalhonülVolapük
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