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n. pl. Cy·clo·pes (sī-klō′pēz) Greek Mythology
1. Any of the three one-eyed Titans who forged thunderbolts for Zeus.
2. Any of a race of one-eyed giants, reputedly descended from these Titans, inhabiting the island of Sicily.

[Latin, from Greek Kuklōps : kuklos, circle; see cycle + ōps, eye; see myopia.]


n. pl. cyclops
Any of various freshwater predatory copepods of the genus Cyclops, having a single eye and, in the female, two egg sacs.

[New Latin Cyclōps, genus name, from Latin Cyclōps, Cyclops; see Cyclops.]


n, pl Cyclopes (saɪˈkləʊpiːz) or Cyclopses
(Classical Myth & Legend) classical myth one of a race of giants having a single eye in the middle of the forehead, encountered by Odysseus in the Odyssey. See also Polyphemus
[C15: from Latin Cyclōps, from Greek Kuklōps, literally: round eye, from kuklos circle + ōps eye]


n, pl cyclops or cyclopes (saɪˈkləʊpiːz)
(Animals) any copepod of the genus Cyclops, characterized by having one eye


(ˈsaɪ klɒps)

n., pl. Cy•clo•pes (saɪˈkloʊ piz)
any of a group of giants of Greek myth, having a single round eye in the middle of the forehead.
[< Greek Kýklōps=kyklo- (see cyclo-) + -ōps having an eye or face (of the kind specified)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Cyclops - (Greek mythology) one of a race of giants having a single eye in the middle of their foreheadCyclops - (Greek mythology) one of a race of giants having a single eye in the middle of their forehead
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
giant - an imaginary figure of superhuman size and strength; appears in folklore and fairy tales
2.Cyclops - minute free-swimming freshwater copepod having a large median eye and pear-shaped body and long antennae used in swimmingcyclops - minute free-swimming freshwater copepod having a large median eye and pear-shaped body and long antennae used in swimming; important in some food chains and as intermediate hosts of parasitic worms that affect man e.g. Guinea worms
copepod, copepod crustacean - minute marine or freshwater crustaceans usually having six pairs of limbs on the thorax; some abundant in plankton and others parasitic on fish
genus Cyclops - copepod water fleas


[ˈsaɪklɒps] N (Cyclopses or Cyclopes (pl)) [saɪˈkləʊpiːz]cíclope m


nZyklop m


[ˈsaɪklɒps] n (Cyclopes saI'kl&Upi:z or Cyclopses (pl)) → ciclope m
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That little goose means a centaur, and she called him a Cyclops," exclaimed Jo, with a burst of laughter.
When this species of cyclops appeared on the threshold of the chapel, motionless, squat, and almost as broad as he was tall; squared on the base, as a great man says; with his doublet half red, half violet, sown with silver bells, and, above all, in the perfection of his ugliness, the populace recognized him on the instant, and shouted with one voice,--
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But he had encountered so many dangers from giants, and one-eyed Cyclops, and monsters of the sea and land, that he could not help dreading some mischief, even in this pleasant and seemingly solitary spot.
We would not turn back, though we were certain that the king of the Laestrygons, as big as a mountain, would sit at the head of the table, and huge Polyphemus, the one-eyed Cyclops, at its foot.
His son Antiphus had gone with Ulysses to Ilius, land of noble steeds, but the savage Cyclops had killed him when they were all shut up in the cave, and had cooked his last dinner for him.
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