What does Viper mean?

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ˈvaɪ pərviper

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vipernoun

    venomous Old World snakes characterized by hollow venom-conducting fangs in the upper jaw


  1. vipernoun

    Loosely, any venomous or presumed venomous snake.


  1. vipernoun

    A poisonous snake in the family Viperidae.

  2. Etymology: From vipera.


  1. viper

    A viper is a family of venomous snakes, commonly found in most parts of the world, especially in Africa, Eurasia, and the Americas. They are distinguished by their long, hinged fangs that permit a deep puncture and injection of venom. They are known for their potent venom and aggressive defensive tactics. This family includes species like rattlesnakes, pit vipers, and the European adder.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Viperadjective

    any one of numerous species of Old World venomous makes belonging to Vipera, Clotho, Daboia, and other genera of the family Viperidae

  2. Viperadjective

    a dangerous, treacherous, or malignant person

  3. Etymology: [F. vipre, L. vipera, probably contr. fr. vivipera; vivus alive + parere to bring forth, because it was believed to be the only serpent that brings forth living young. Cf. Quick, a., Parent, Viviparous, Wivern, Weever.]


  1. Viper

    Viper is a Brazilian heavy metal band formed in 1985 initially highly influenced by Iron Maiden and the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, later developing a very particular sound.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Viper

    vī′pėr, n. a genus of venomous snakes, representative of family Viperidæ—the Common Viper or adder being the only poisonous snake indigenous to Britain: loosely, any venomous serpent except a rattlesnake, any cobriform serpent: any base, malicious person.—adjs. Vī′perine, related to or resembling the viper; Vī′perish, like a viper; Vī′perous, having the qualities of a viper: venomous: malignant.—adv. Vī′perously.—Viper's bugloss, the blue weed or blue thistle; Viper's grass, a European perennial of the aster family. [Fr.,—L. vipera (contr. of vivipara)—vivus, living, parĕre, to bring forth.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Viper in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Viper in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Viper in a Sentence

  1. Euripides:

    A second wife is hateful to the children of the first a viper is not more hateful.

  2. Euripides, Alcestis, 438 B.C.:

    A second wifeis hateful to the children of the first;a viper is not more hateful.

  3. Samuel Taylor Coleridge:

    He saw a lawyer killing a viper On a dunghill hard, by his own stable And the devil smiled, for it put him in mind Of Cain and his brother, Abel.

  4. Tim Davenport:

    Along with our discoveries of the Kipunji, Matilda's horned viper and other reptiles and frogs, this new chameleon really seals the deal as regards the boundary of the Eastern Arcs, it is very clear now that the so-called Makambako Gap doesn't exist zoologically, and that the Southern Highlands is every bit as biodiverse and endemic-rich as all other Eastern Arc Mountains. With its own unique fauna and flora the region thus warrants as much protection as we can possibly afford it.

  5. David Sabatini:

    A mischaracterization of an informal workplace that is populated by people with MDs and PhDs who are in their 20s and 30s who are, you know, underpaid and together long hours and it’s just not a viper pit of sexual harassment the way that the Whitehead statement made it sound.

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