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Drag·on

 (drăg′ən)
n.
See Draco2.

drag·on

 (drăg′ən)
n.
1. A mythical monster traditionally represented as a gigantic reptile having a long tail, sharp claws, scaly skin, and often wings.
2. Any of various lizards, such as the Komodo dragon or the flying lizard.
3.
a. A fiercely vigilant or intractable person.
b. Something very formidable or dangerous.
4. Archaic A large snake or serpent.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin dracō, dracōn-, large serpent, from Greek drakōn; see derk- in Indo-European roots.]

dragon

(ˈdræɡən)
n
1. a mythical monster usually represented as breathing fire and having a scaly reptilian body, wings, claws, and a long tail
2. informal a fierce or intractable person, esp a woman
3. (Animals) any of various very large lizards, esp the Komodo dragon
4. (Plants) any of various North American aroid plants, esp the green dragon
5. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity a manifestation of Satan or an attendant devil
6. (Sailing) a yacht of the International Dragon Class, 8.88m long (29.2 feet), used in racing
7. (Recreational Drugs) chase the dragon slang to smoke opium or heroin
[C13: from Old French, from Latin dracō, from Greek drakōn; related to drakos eye]
ˈdragoness fem n
ˈdragonish adj

drag•on

(ˈdræg ən)

n.
1. a mythical monster generally represented as a huge winged reptile with a crested head, often spouting fire.
2. a fierce, combative person.
3. a very strict, protective woman.
5. a short musket of the 16th and 17th centuries.
6. a soldier armed with such a musket.
7. (cap.) the constellation Draco.
8. Archaic. a huge serpent or snake.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Old French < Latin dracōn-, s. of dracō < Greek drákōn kind of serpent]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dragon - a creature of Teutonic mythologydragon - a creature of Teutonic mythology; usually represented as breathing fire and having a reptilian body and sometimes wings
mythical creature, mythical monster - a monster renowned in folklore and myth
wivern, wyvern - a fire-breathing dragon used in medieval heraldry; had the head of a dragon and the tail of a snake and a body with wings and two legs
2.dragon - a fiercely vigilant and unpleasant woman
disagreeable woman, unpleasant woman - a woman who is an unpleasant person
3.Dragon - a faint constellation twisting around the north celestial pole and lying between Ursa Major and Cepheus
4.dragon - any of several small tropical Asian lizards capable of gliding by spreading winglike membranes on each side of the bodydragon - any of several small tropical Asian lizards capable of gliding by spreading winglike membranes on each side of the body
agamid, agamid lizard - a lizard of the family Agamidae
genus Draco, Draco - a reptile genus known as flying dragons or flying lizards
Translations
draak
تَنِّيـنتِنّين
драконзмей
dracvíbria
drak
dragedragon
drako
lohe
اژدها
lohikäärmehuuhkaja
דרקון
zmaj
sárkány
naga
dreki
ドラゴン
draco
slibinas
pūķis
balaurdragonzmeu
drak
zmaj
drake
มังกร
con rồngrồng

dragon

[ˈdrægən] N
1. (Myth) → dragón m
2. (= woman) → bruja f

dragon

[ˈdrægən] ndragon m

dragon

n (lit, fig inf)Drache m

dragon

[ˈdrægn] ndrago

dragon

(ˈdrӕgən) noun
a mythical beast, a usually large, winged, fire-breathing reptile. St George and the dragon.

dragon

تَنِّيـن drak drage Drache δράκος dragón lohikäärme dragon zmaj drago draak drage smok dragão дракон drake มังกร ejderha con rồng
References in classic literature ?
He had reared dragons from the egg, in his laboratory, he had watched over them like a mother, and patiently studied them and experimented upon them while they grew.
The values of a thousand years glitter on those scales, and thus speaketh the mightiest of all dragons: "All the values of things--glitter on me.
The ladies of the court ignored his existence, while, as for those wandering damsels who came periodically to Camelot to complain of the behaviour of dragons, giants, and the like, and to ask permission of the king to take a knight back with them to fight their cause (just as, nowadays, one goes out and calls a policeman), he simply had no chance.
We hope to grow to be dragons some day, but just now we're only dragonettes."
George and the Dragon; which dragon I maintain to have been a whale; for in many old chronicles whales and dragons are strangely jumbled together, and often stand for each other.
Learned Faustus, To find the secrets of astronomy Graven in the book of Jove's high firmament, Did mount him up to scale Olympus' top; Where, sitting in a chariot burning bright, Drawn by the strength of yoked dragons' necks, He views the clouds, the planets, and the stars, The tropic zones, and quarters of the sky, From the bright circle of the horned moon Even to the height of Primum Mobile; And, whirling round with this circumference, Within the concave compass of the pole, From east to west his dragons swiftly glide, And in eight days did bring him home again.
They thought I was one of those fire-belching dragons they had heard so much about from knights and other professional liars.
In this way the Dragon was able to feed upon both men and beasts without the least trouble to itself, as it needed not to move from the spot where it was lying.
Running towards the tuft of trees, he beheld the head and fiery eyes of an immense serpent or dragon, with the widest jaws that ever a dragon had, and a vast many rows of horribly sharp teeth.
Not long after this there was a great bustle in the country; for the king's daughter had been carried off by a mighty dragon, and the king mourned over his loss day and night, and made it known that whoever brought her back to him should have her for a wife.
The Thebans sprung from the Dragon's teeth sown by Cadmus.
Then the leader of these bad men (who called himself "Ben Ali, The Dragon") shook his fist at the Doctor and shouted across the water,