What does python mean?

Definitions for pythonˈpaɪ θɒn, -θən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word python.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. python(noun)

    large Old World boas

  2. python(noun)

    a soothsaying spirit or a person who is possessed by such a spirit

  3. Python(noun)

    (Greek mythology) dragon killed by Apollo at Delphi


  1. Python(ProperNoun)

    The earth-dragon of Delphi, represented as a serpent, killed by Apollo.

  2. Python(ProperNoun)

    A programming language invented by Guido van Rossum, named after Monty Python.

  3. Python(ProperNoun)

    The British comedy troupe Monty Python.

  4. Python(ProperNoun)

    A member of Monty Python: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones or Michael Palin; referred to collectively as The Pythons.

    John Cleese is perhaps the best-known of the Pythons.

  5. python(Noun)

    A type of large constricting snake.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Python(noun)

    any species of very large snakes of the genus Python, and allied genera, of the family Pythonidae. They are nearly allied to the boas. Called also rock snake

  2. Python(noun)

    a diviner by spirits

  3. Origin: [NL., fr. L. Python the serpent slain near Delphi by Apollo, Gr. .]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Python

    pī′thon, n. a genus of serpents of the boa family, all natives of the Old World, and differing from the true boas by having the plates on the under surface of the tail double: a demon, spirit.—n. Py′thoness, the priestess of the oracle of Apollo at Delphi, in Greece: a witch.—adj. Python′ic, pretending to foretell future events, like the Pythoness: prophetic: like a python.—ns. Py′thonism, the art of predicting events by divination; Py′thonist. [Gr. Pythōn, the serpent slain near Delphi by Apollo.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Python

    in the Greek mythology a serpent or dragon produced from the mud left on the earth after the deluge of Deucalion, a brood of sheer chaos and the dark, who lived in a cave of Parnassus, and was slain by Apollo, who founded the Pythian Games in commemoration of his victory, and was in consequence called Pythius.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. Python

    In the words of its author, “the other scripting language” (other than Perl, that is). Python's design is notably clean, elegant, and well thought through; it tends to attract the sort of programmers who find Perl grubby and exiguous. Some people revolt at its use of whitespace to define logical structure by indentation, objecting that this harks back to the horrible old fixed-field languages of the 1960s. Python's relationship with Perl is rather like the BSD community's relationship to Linux — it's the smaller party in a (usually friendly) rivalry, but the average quality of its developers is generally conceded to be rather higher than in the larger community it competes with. There's a Python resource page at http://www.python.org. See also Guido, BDFL.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of python in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of python in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Donna Kalil:

    Got the python fever, I guess.

  2. Ben Mostert removing the snake:

    That was the second time the python was caught that day.

  3. Robert Hewison:

    Many businessmen fail to understand Python principles--the ultimate absurdity was an offer from America to buy the 'format' of the Python shows, that is, Monty Python without the Pythons--corporate methods do not have the conceptual framework to deal with an anarchist collective, run by intelligent and arrogant comedians who have proved that their method works.

  4. Carissa DeCramer:

    This is incredibly rare for Biscayne National Park, pythons are not aquatic animals. They can swim, which is why this python was able to make it to the platform. But they’re not regularly in open water. And they don't like salt water. RAVENOUS 14-FOOT PYTHON CAUGHT WITH 3 DEER IN ITS GUT Burmese pythons are a problematic, invasive species in Florida, and have been for years. Over 2,000 reportsof the pythons have been made in Miami-Dade County alone, and they’ve also been reported in numerous other Florida counties.

  5. Ian Bartoszek:

    [ It's ] is another important piece of evidence for the negative impact invasive Burmese pythons are having on native wildlife across the Greater Everglades Ecosystem imagine the potential consequences to the state and federally protected Southwest Florida panther if Burmese pythons adversely affect the number of white-tailed deer. Officials safely captured and relocated the snake, which painfully regurgitated the dead fawn in the grass. Shortly after, the python was humanely euthanized. Wildlife biologists then performed an autopsy on the snake and collected genetic samples. Biologists are accumulating valuable life history information on the behavior of Burmese pythons in Southwest Florida, the conservancy wrote. This information is leading to the development of an effective python removal technique that combines both hunting and radio-telemetry tracking efforts to target and remove breeding female pythons and disrupt the egg-laying cycle. A 2015 photo, which was just released this week, shows a Burmese python regurgitating a 35-pound white-tailed deer. ( Conservancy of Southwest Florida) The Florida Wildlife Commission has been asking for the public's help to remove the snakes, encouraging them toremove and kill pythons from private lands whenever possible. The South Florida Water Management District even created a python elimination program in 2017 to protect the Everglades and eliminate the snakes from public lands. Approximately158 pythons were eliminated during the program in roughly two months. Wildlife officials would like to find a more effective way to eliminate the creatures, and they believe research is key. Southwest Florida wildlife officials share a 2015 photo of an 11-foot Burmese python and the body of a white-tailed deer, the snake's prey. ( Conservancy of Southwest Florida).

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