What does dragon mean?

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ˈdræg əndrag·on

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dragon, firedrake(noun)

    a creature of Teutonic mythology; usually represented as breathing fire and having a reptilian body and sometimes wings

  2. dragon, tartar(noun)

    a fiercely vigilant and unpleasant woman

  3. Draco, Dragon(noun)

    a faint constellation twisting around the north celestial pole and lying between Ursa Major and Cepheus

  4. dragon, flying dragon, flying lizard(noun)

    any of several small tropical Asian lizards capable of gliding by spreading winglike membranes on each side of the body

Wiktionary

  1. dragon(Noun)

    A legendary, serpentine or reptilian creature.

  2. dragon(Noun)

    An animal of various species that resemble a dragon in appearance:

  3. dragon(Noun)

    The constellation Draco.

  4. dragon(Noun)

    An unpleasant woman; a harridan.

    She's a bit of a dragon.

  5. dragon(Noun)

    The (historical) Chinese empire or the People's Republic of China.

    Napoleon already warned of the awakening of the Dragon.

  6. dragon(Noun)

    Something very formidable or dangerous.

  7. Dragon(ProperNoun)

    the Devil.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dragon(noun)

    a fabulous animal, generally represented as a monstrous winged serpent or lizard, with a crested head and enormous claws, and regarded as very powerful and ferocious

    Etymology: [F. dragon, L. draco, fr. Gr. dra`kwn, prob. fr. de`rkesqai, dra`kein, to look (akin to Skr. dar to see), and so called from its terrible eyes. Cf. Drake a dragon, Dragoon.]

  2. Dragon(noun)

    a fierce, violent person, esp. a woman

    Etymology: [F. dragon, L. draco, fr. Gr. dra`kwn, prob. fr. de`rkesqai, dra`kein, to look (akin to Skr. dar to see), and so called from its terrible eyes. Cf. Drake a dragon, Dragoon.]

  3. Dragon(noun)

    a constellation of the northern hemisphere figured as a dragon; Draco

    Etymology: [F. dragon, L. draco, fr. Gr. dra`kwn, prob. fr. de`rkesqai, dra`kein, to look (akin to Skr. dar to see), and so called from its terrible eyes. Cf. Drake a dragon, Dragoon.]

  4. Dragon(noun)

    a luminous exhalation from marshy grounds, seeming to move through the air as a winged serpent

    Etymology: [F. dragon, L. draco, fr. Gr. dra`kwn, prob. fr. de`rkesqai, dra`kein, to look (akin to Skr. dar to see), and so called from its terrible eyes. Cf. Drake a dragon, Dragoon.]

  5. Dragon(noun)

    a short musket hooked to a swivel attached to a soldier's belt; -- so called from a representation of a dragon's head at the muzzle

    Etymology: [F. dragon, L. draco, fr. Gr. dra`kwn, prob. fr. de`rkesqai, dra`kein, to look (akin to Skr. dar to see), and so called from its terrible eyes. Cf. Drake a dragon, Dragoon.]

  6. Dragon(noun)

    a small arboreal lizard of the genus Draco, of several species, found in the East Indies and Southern Asia. Five or six of the hind ribs, on each side, are prolonged and covered with weblike skin, forming a sort of wing. These prolongations aid them in making long leaps from tree to tree. Called also flying lizard

    Etymology: [F. dragon, L. draco, fr. Gr. dra`kwn, prob. fr. de`rkesqai, dra`kein, to look (akin to Skr. dar to see), and so called from its terrible eyes. Cf. Drake a dragon, Dragoon.]

  7. Dragon(noun)

    a variety of carrier pigeon

    Etymology: [F. dragon, L. draco, fr. Gr. dra`kwn, prob. fr. de`rkesqai, dra`kein, to look (akin to Skr. dar to see), and so called from its terrible eyes. Cf. Drake a dragon, Dragoon.]

  8. Dragon(noun)

    a fabulous winged creature, sometimes borne as a charge in a coat of arms

    Etymology: [F. dragon, L. draco, fr. Gr. dra`kwn, prob. fr. de`rkesqai, dra`kein, to look (akin to Skr. dar to see), and so called from its terrible eyes. Cf. Drake a dragon, Dragoon.]

Freebase

  1. Dragon

    A dragon is a legendary creature, typically with serpentine or reptilian traits, that features in the myths of many cultures. There are two distinct cultural traditions of dragons: the European dragon, derived from European folk traditions and ultimately related to Greek and Middle Eastern mythologies, and the Chinese dragon, with counterparts in Japan, Korea and other East Asian countries. The two traditions may have evolved separately, but have influenced each other to a certain extent, particularly with the cross-cultural contact of recent centuries. The English word "dragon" derives from Greek δράκων, "dragon, serpent of huge size, water-snake".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dragon

    drag′un, n. a fabulous winged serpent: the constellation Draco: a fierce person: the flying lizard of the East Indies.—ns. Drag′onet, a little dragon: a genus of fishes of the goby family; Drag′on-fly, an insect with a long body and brilliant colours.—v.t. Drag′onise, to turn into a dragon: to watch like a dragon.—adjs. Drag′onish, Drag′on-like.—n. Drag′onism, watchful guardianship.—adj. Dragonné (her.), like a dragon in the hinder part, and a lion or the like in the fore part.—ns. Drag′on's-blood, the red resinous exudation of several kinds of trees in the W. and E. Indies, used for colouring; Drag′on's-head, a plant of genus Dracocephalum, of the mint family (Labiatæ): (her.) tenné or tawny when blazoning is done by the heavenly bodies; Drag′on-shell, a cowry; Drag′on's-wort, tarragon or snake-weed; Drag′on-tree (same as Dracæna). [Fr.,—L. draco, draconis—Gr. drakōn, from aorist of derk-esthai, to look.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Dragon

    a fabulous monster, being a hideous impersonation of some form of deadly evil, which only preternatural heroic strength and courage can subdue, and on the subdual and slaying of which depends the achievement of some conquest of vital moment to the human race or some members of it; is represented in mediæval art as a large, lizard-like animal, with the claws of a lion, the wings of an eagle, and the tail of a serpent, with open jaws ready and eager to devour, which some knight high-mounted thrusts at to pierce to death with a spear; in the Greek mythology it is represented with eyes ever on the watch, in symbol of the evil that waylays us to kill us if we don't kill it, as in guarding the "Apples of the Hesperides" and the "Golden Fleece," because these are prizes that fall only to those who are as watchful of him as he is of them; and it is consecrated to Minerva to signify that true wisdom, as sensible of the ever-wakeful dragon, never goes to sleep, but is equally ever on the watch.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. dragon

    [MIT] A program similar to a daemon, except that it is not invoked at all, but is instead used by the system to perform various secondary tasks. A typical example would be an accounting program, which keeps track of who is logged in, accumulates load-average statistics, etc. Under ITS, many terminals displayed a list of people logged in, where they were, what they were running, etc., along with some random picture (such as a unicorn, Snoopy, or the Enterprise), which was generated by the ‘name dragon’. Usage: rare outside MIT — under Unix and most other OSes this would be called a background demon or daemon. The best-known Unix example of a dragon is cron(1). At SAIL, they called this sort of thing a phantom.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. dragon

    An old name for a musketoon.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. dragon

    An old name for a musketoon.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'dragon' in Nouns Frequency: #2605

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dragon in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dragon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of dragon in a Sentence

  1. Vikrant Parsai:

    The mouth of a man is a terrible opening and his tongue is a terrible fire dragon.

  2. Thorsten J. Pattberg:

    The Chinese dragon 'long' is essentially a force of the good.

  3. Andrew Machles:

    We're going to slime a couple of astronauts and put Crew Dragon through a couple demonstrations.

  4. D. H. Lawrence:

    One watches them on the seashore, all the people, and there is something pathetic, almost wistful in them, as if they wished their lives did not add up to this scaly nullity of possession, but as if they could not escape. It is a dragon that has devoured us all: these obscene, scaly houses, this insatiable struggle and desire to possess, to possess always and in spite of everything, this need to be an owner, lest one be owned. It is too hideous and nauseating. Owners and owned, they are like the two sides of a ghastly disease. One feels a sort of madness come over one, as if the world had become hell. But it is only superimposed: it is only a temporary disease. It can be cleaned away.

  5. Vicky Lau:

    I'm particularly drawn to this dish because I've always heard a lot about dragon well and prawns together, i never understood why.

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