vampire


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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.

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

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.

vampire

A corpse that returns to life at night to suck people’s blood.
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

vampire

noun
A perversely bad, cruel, or wicked person:
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

vampire

[ˈvæmpaɪər] nvampire mvampire bat nvampire m

vampire

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

vampire

[ˈvæmpaɪəʳ] nvampiro

vampire

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

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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