Icarus


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Ic·a·rus

 (ĭk′ər-əs)
n.
1. Greek Mythology The son of Daedalus who, in escaping from Crete on artificial wings made for him by his father, flew so close to the sun that the wax with which his wings were fastened melted, and he fell into the Aegean Sea.
2. An asteroid with an eccentric orbit approaching within 30 million kilometers (19 million miles) of the sun.

[Latin Īcarus, from Greek Īkaros.]
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Icarus

(ˈɪkərəs; ˈaɪ-)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the son of Daedalus, with whom he escaped from Crete, flying with wings made of wax and feathers. Heedless of his father's warning he flew too near the sun, causing the wax to melt, and fell into the Aegean and drowned
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Ic•a•rus

(ˈɪk ər əs)

n.
a youth of Greek myth, the son of Daedalus, who, attempting to escape from Crete with his father on wings of wax and feathers, flew so close to the sun that his wings melted and he plunged to his death in the sea.
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Noun1.Icarus - (Greek mythology) son of DaedalusIcarus - (Greek mythology) son of Daedalus; while escaping from Crete with his father (using the wings Daedalus had made) he flew too close to the sun and the wax melted and he fell into the Aegean and drowned
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
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Icarus

[ˈɪkərəs] nIcaro
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