Definitions of dragon

  1. a faint constellation twisting around the north celestial pole and lying between Ursa Major and Cepheus
  2. a fiercely vigilant and unpleasant woman
  3. any of several small tropical Asian lizards capable of gliding by spreading winglike membranes on each side of the body
  4. a creature of Teutonic mythology; usually represented as breathing fire and having a reptilian body and sometimes wings
  5. A fabulous animal, generally represented as a monstrous winged serpent or lizard, with a crested head and enormous claws, and regarded as very powerful and ferocious.
  6. A fierce, violent person, esp. a woman.
  7. A constellation of the northern hemisphere figured as a dragon; Draco.
  8. A luminous exhalation from marshy grounds, seeming to move through the air as a winged serpent.
  9. A small arboreal lizard of the genus Draco, of several species, found in the East Indies and Southern Asia. Five or six of the hind ribs, on each side, are prolonged and covered with weblike skin, forming a sort of wing. These prolongations aid them in making long leaps from tree to tree. Called also flying lizard.
  10. A variety of carrier pigeon.
  11. A fabulous winged creature, sometimes borne as a charge in a coat of arms.
  12. A very large, imaginary animal represented in fables or stories as a winged serpent or lizard; a fierce person.
  13. Flerce; destructive.
  14. A fabulous winged serpent: the constellation Draco: a fierce person: the flying lizard of the E. Indies.
  16. A fabulous winged serpent; flying lizard.
  17. A faboulous, serpent - like, winged monster.
  18. A mythical and legendary impersonation of the evil principle, conceived of as a monstrous winged saurian armed with deadly powers, and the slaying of which is represented as the crowning triumph in the lives of gods and heroes; a fiery shooting meteor; a fierce violent person, specially a spiteful woman; a short carbine with a dragon's head, hung by a swivel to the belt of a dragoon; a constellation of the northern hemisphere; a genus of saurian reptiles, to which the draco volans belongs. See Draco.
  19. A fabulous winged creature; a genus of reptiles of the E. I.; a constellation; in Scot., a paper kite; a serpent; in Scrip., the devil.

Usage examples for dragon

  1. Now this dragon swallows a maiden every day, and now the lot has fallen on Menechella, the daughter of the King. – Stories from Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile
  2. She is a long way from here, she is sitting on a rock in the middle of the sea, and the Dragon is near, watching her. – Snowdrop and Other Tales by Jacob Grimm Wilhelm Grimm
  3. And he tried to quiet the baby as if it had been a young dragon. – The Book of Dragons by Edith Nesbit
  4. Edmund agreed, a light anchor was dropped, and the Dragon rode quietly in the stream. – The Dragon and the Raven or, The Days of King Alfred by G. A. Henty
  5. Its eyes are not so large as are those of the dragon fly. – The Insect Folk by Margaret Warner Morley
  6. Yet this Geatic expedition against Onela is, with the exception of the dragon episode, the only event which our poem has to narrate concerning Beowulf's long reign of fifty years. – Beowulf An Introduction to the Study of the Poem with a Discussion of the Stories of Offa and Finn by R. W. Chambers
  7. He answered, My master, who killed the dragon, is here, and has sent me. – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  8. Then the King asked his daughter, " Is it true that this man killed the dragon?" – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  9. And he mastered everything except the fiery dragon, but the fiery dragon killed the little bull- calf. – More English Fairy Tales by Various
  10. A certain calm insolence about his expression told Frederic Fernand that the teeth of the dragon were not drawn. – Ronicky Doone by Max Brand
  11. Few good days passed in which Gawaine failed to get a dragon. – Seeing Things at Night by Heywood Broun
  12. Up there, in the clear blue sky it looks innocent, like an enormous greyish blond dragon- fly hovering over a pond. – A Journal of Impressions in Belgium by May Sinclair
  13. There are worse enemies than the dragon, though he is bad enough. – Roof and Meadow by Dallas Lore Sharp
  14. It is the hungry dragon, rushing from his den in search of prey; the river- dragon. – Old Calabria by Norman Douglas
  15. He had his times of gloom, when the dragon of the past crept out of its cave, and tore him afresh; but the prospect of coming deliverance strengthened him. – Thomas Wingfold, Curate by George MacDonald
  16. Into it ran the dragon tail. – The Metal Monster by A. Merritt