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vam·pire

 (văm′pīr′)
n.
1. In popular folklore, an undead being in human form that survives by sucking the blood of living people, especially at night.
2. A person, such as an extortionist, who takes advantage of others, especially for personal gain.
3. A vampire bat.

[French, from German Vampir, of Slavic origin.]

vam·pir′ic (văm-pĭr′ĭk), vam·pir′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl), vam′pir′ish (-ĭsh) adj.
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vampire

(ˈvæmpaɪə)
n
1. (European Myth & Legend) (in European folklore) a corpse that rises nightly from its grave to drink the blood of the living
2. (Animals) See vampire bat
3. a person who preys mercilessly upon others, such as a blackmailer
4. See vamp11
5. (Theatre) theatre a trapdoor on a stage
[C18: from French, from German Vampir, from Magyar; perhaps related to Turkish uber witch, Russian upyr vampire]
vampiric, ˈvampirish adj
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vam•pire

(ˈvæm paɪər)

n.
1.
a. (in E European folklore) a corpse, animated by an undeparted soul or a demon, that periodically leaves the grave and disturbs the living.
b. any of various popular or literary representations of the folkloric vampire, typically a being that sucks the blood of sleeping persons at night.
2. a person who preys ruthlessly upon others.
3. a woman who seduces and exploits men.
[1725–35; (< French) < German Vampir < Serbo-Croatian vàmpīr]
vam•pir′ic (-ˈpɪr ɪk) vam′pir•ish, adj.
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vampire

A corpse that returns to life at night to suck people’s blood.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vampire - (folklore) a corpse that rises at night to drink the blood of the livingvampire - (folklore) a corpse that rises at night to drink the blood of the living
folklore - the unwritten lore (stories and proverbs and riddles and songs) of a culture
evil spirit - a spirit tending to cause harm
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vampire

noun
A perversely bad, cruel, or wicked person:
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Translations
شَبَح الميِّت الذي يجول لإمتصاص الدِّماءمَصَّاصُ الدِّمَاء
upír
vampyr
vampiir
vampyyriverenimijä
vampir
vámpírdenevér
vampíravampíra, blóîsuga
吸血鬼ヴァンパイア
흡혈귀
vampyras
vampīrs
vampirvampiră
upír
vampir
vampyr
ผีดูดเลือด
вампірупир
ma cà rồng

vampire

[ˈvæmpaɪəʳ]
A. N
1. (Zool) → vampiro m
2. (fig) → vampiro m; (= woman) → vampiresa f
B. CPD vampire bat Nvampiro m
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vampire

[ˈvæmpaɪər] nvampire mvampire bat nvampire m
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vampire

n (lit, fig)Vampir(in) m(f), → Blutsauger(in) m(f)
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vampire

[ˈvæmpaɪəʳ] nvampiro
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vampire

(ˈvӕmpaiə) noun
a dead person who is imagined to rise from the grave at night and suck the blood of sleeping people.
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vampire

مَصَّاصُ الدِّمَاء upír vampyr Vampir βρυκόλακας vampiro vampyyri vampire vampir vampiro 吸血鬼 흡혈귀 vampier vampyr wampir vampiro вампир vampyr ผีดูดเลือด vampir ma cà rồng 吸血鬼
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References in periodicals archive ?
Some other variants are also encountered: Bulgarian, vapir, vepir; Ruthenian vepyr, vopyr, opyr; Russian upir, upyr; South Russian upuir; Polish upier; Old Polish vaper; Old Slavic oper; Old Chuch Slavonic opiri.
Tolstoy (1817-1875) postulated the existence of vourdalaks, vampires who feed only on the blood of relatives or friends (La famille du vourdalak/The Family of the Vourdalak, written in French in 1839, translated into Russian in 1884 and into English in 1973) and described the unfortunate meeting of a traveller with blood-sucking creatures (Upyr /The Vampire, 1841), while Ivan S.