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Definition of Dragon


  1. 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.
  2. A fierce, violent person, esp. a woman.
  3. A constellation of the northern hemisphere figured as a dragon; Draco.
  4. A luminous exhalation from marshy grounds, seeming to move through the air as a winged serpent.
  5. A short musket hooked to a swivel attached to a soldier's belt; -- so called from a representation of a dragon's head at the muzzle.
  6. 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.
  7. A variety of carrier pigeon.
  8. A fabulous winged creature, sometimes borne as a charge in a coat of arms.

Dragon Quotations

Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive.
Havelock Ellis

When the prison doors are opened, the real dragon will fly out.
Ho Chi Minh

Take it from a guy: If you're in love with somebody, you will swim the stream, you will climb the mountain, you will slay the dragon. You're going to get to her somehow, some way.
Phil McGraw

Always speak politely to an enraged Dragon.
Steven Brust

With her first Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Lisbeth Salander in 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,' Rooney Mara gave fashion fans a new Gothic-chic muse.
Derek Blasberg
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Dragon Translations

dragon in Dutch is draak, vlieger
dragon in French is dragon
dragon in German is Drache, Drachen
dragon in Italian is drago
dragon in Norwegian is drake
dragon in Swedish is drake
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