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scorpion
fat-tailed scorpion
Androctonus australis

scor·pi·on

 (skôr′pē-ən)
n.
1. Any of various arachnids of the order Scorpiones, chiefly of warm dry regions, having large claws and a segmented tail that curves over the back and is tipped with a venomous sting.
2. Scorpion See Scorpius.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin scorpiō, scorpiōn-, alteration of scorpius, from Greek skorpios.]

scorpion

(ˈskɔːpɪən)
n
1. (Animals) any arachnid of the order Scorpionida, of warm dry regions, having a segmented body with a long tail terminating in a venomous sting
2. (Animals) false scorpion any small nonvenomous arachnid of the order Pseudoscorpionida (or Chelonethida), which superficially resemble scorpions but lack the long tail. See book scorpion
3. (Animals) any of various other similar arachnids, such as the whip scorpion, or other arthropods, such as the water scorpion
4. (Bible) Old Testament a barbed scourge (I Kings 12:11)
5. (Historical Terms) history a war engine for hurling stones; ballista
[C13: via Old French from Latin scorpiō, from Greek skorpios, of obscure origin]

Scorpion

(ˈskɔːpɪən)
n
(Astronomy) the Scorpion the constellation Scorpio, the eighth sign of the zodiac

scor•pi•on

(ˈskɔr pi ən)

n.
1. any arachnid of the order Scorpiones, common in warm climates, having a front pair of pincers and a long, upcurved tail that ends in a venomous stinger.
2. the Scorpion, Scorpius.
3. Bible. a whip or scourge. I Kings 12:11.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Latin scorpiō, s. scorpiōn-=scorp(ius) scorpion (< Greek skorpíos) + -iō n. suffix, perhaps after pāpiliō butterfly, or stelliō gecko]
scor`pi•on′ic (-ˈɒn ɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scorpion - (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in ScorpioScorpion - (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Scorpio
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
astrology, star divination - a pseudoscience claiming divination by the positions of the planets and sun and moon
2.Scorpion - the eighth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about October 23 to November 21
3.scorpion - arachnid of warm dry regions having a long segmented tail ending in a venomous stinger
arachnid, arachnoid - air-breathing arthropods characterized by simple eyes and four pairs of legs
order Scorpionida, Scorpionida - true scorpions
Translations
štír
skorpion
عقرب
skorpioni
škorpion
skorpió
kalajengking
sporðdrekisporîdreki
サソリ
전갈
skorpionas
skorpions
scorpion
škorpión
škorpijon
skorpion
แมงป่อง
con bọ cạp

scorpion

[ˈskɔːpɪən] Nalacrán m, escorpión m

scorpion

[ˈskɔːrpiən] nscorpion m

scorpion

nSkorpion m

scorpion

[ˈskɔːpɪən] nscorpione m

scorpion

(ˈskoːpiən) noun
an animal of the same class as spiders that has a tail with a sting.

scorpion

عَقْرَب štír skorpion Skorpion σκορπιός escorpión skorpioni scorpion škorpion scorpione サソリ 전갈 schorpioen skorpion skorpion escorpião скорпион skorpion แมงป่อง akrep con bọ cạp 蝎子

scor·pi·on

n., Gr. escorpión, alacrán;
___ stingpicadura de ___.

scorpion

n alacrán m (esp. Amer), escorpión m
References in classic literature ?
how we suddenly jump, as Scorpio, or the Scorpion, stings us in rear; we are curing the wound, when whang come the arrows all round; Sagittarius, or the Archer, is amusing himself.
ETERNITY,--the word thrilled through the black man's soul with light and power, as he spoke; it thrilled through the sinner's soul, too, like the bite of a scorpion.
These pieces vanished no one knew where, and only the lion's head remained, which was at once changed into a scorpion.
As he used to say, he "liked to account to himself" for practically everything that came in his way, down to a miserable scorpion he had found in his cabin a week before.
It was a little like a scorpion, but was not a scorpion, but far more horrible, and especially so, because there are no creatures anything like it in nature, and because it had appeared to me for a purpose, and bore some mysterious signification.
If there is any device on the Scorpion for dealing with these infernal craft, I'd never breathe a word about it, if I were you.
This made them leap from the springboard beyond their normal powers, hurting and straining and injuring them in their desperate attempt to escape the whip-lash, to beat the whip- lash in the air and be past ere it could catch their flying flanks and sting them like a scorpion.
He had caught a goodly number, when he saw a Scorpion, and mistaking him for a locust, reached out his hand to take him.
It seems that he threatened to kill every beast there was on earth; whereupon, in her anger, Earth sent up against him a scorpion of very great size by which he was stung and so perished.
That passion which had formerly been so exquisitely delicious, became now a scorpion in her bosom.
He whom the flame of jealousy encompasseth, turneth at last, like the scorpion, the poisoned sting against himself.
We were stung by scorpions, chased by wild beasts, bitten by snakes, and finally, after having nearly reached the desired spot,--after swimming rivers, encountering wild beasts, sleeping in the woods, suffering hunger and nakedness,--we were overtaken by our pursuers, and, in our resistance, we were shot dead upon the spot