What does dragonfly mean?

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ˈdræg ənˌflaɪdrag·on·fly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dragonfly, darning needle, devil's darning needle, sewing needle, snake feeder, snake doctor, mosquito hawk, skeeter hawk(noun)

    slender-bodied non-stinging insect having iridescent wings that are outspread at rest; adults and nymphs feed on mosquitoes etc.


  1. dragonfly(Noun)

    An insect of the suborder Anisoptera with four long transparent wings held perpendicular to a long body.


  1. Dragonfly

    A dragonfly is an insect belonging to the order Odonata, the suborder Epiprocta or, in the strict sense, the infraorder Anisoptera. It is characterized by large multifaceted eyes, two pairs of strong transparent wings, and an elongated body. Dragonflies can sometimes be mistaken for damselflies, which are morphologically similar; however, adults can be differentiated by the fact that the wings of most dragonflies are held away from, and perpendicular to, the body when at rest. Dragonflies possess six legs, but most of them cannot walk well. Dragonflies are among the fastest flying insects in the world. Dragonflies are important predators that eat mosquitoes, and other small insects like flies, bees, ants, wasps, and very rarely butterflies. They are usually found around marshes, lakes, ponds, streams, and wetlands because their larvae, known as "nymphs", are aquatic. Some 5680 different species of dragonflies are known in the world today. Though dragonflies are predators, they themselves are subject to predation by birds, lizards, frogs, spiders, fish, water bugs, and even other large dragonflies.


  1. Dragonfly

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Editors Contribution

  1. dragonfly

    A type of insect with wings created in various colors, species and sizes.

    We love to sit by the lake during the spring and summer months and watch the dragonflies take off and land, what a sight.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 29, 2016  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dragonfly in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dragonfly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of dragonfly in a Sentence

  1. Jonathan Davis:

    These telescopes were designed to look for diffuse light around galaxies. Not in the context of dark matter, but you can repurpose the data to look for this glow, [The Dragonfly telescopes] are really good at looking for this high contrast between the really bright galactic center and the really dim outskirts of galaxies.

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