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Pronunciation: [dɹˈaɡən] (IPA)

The mythical creature, dragon, has fascinated people for centuries. Synonyms for this legendary being include drake, wyvern, serpentine, fire-breather, and winged creature. The term drake is often used for male dragons and is believed to have originated from the Greek word drakon meaning serpent or giant seafish. Wyvern is another name used for dragons with two legs instead of four. Serpentine is used to describe any creature that resembles a snake or serpent, which is often used to describe the dragon's long, slender body. The words fire-breather and winged creature refer to the dragon's ability to spit fire and wings that enable it to fly.

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    • Verb, 3rd person singular present
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  • Independent

    • Proper noun, singular
    • Noun, singular or mass
    • Verb, 3rd person singular present

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Usage examples for Dragon

In the highlands which they passed trees were not lacking, but with the exception of dragon-trees and acacias standing alone they stood in clusters, forming small groves.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
The horse slowed down to a walk, his breath drifting back from his nostrils like smoke from a dragon.
"I Walked in Arden"
Jack Crawford
Now, as Stephen and all the sensible world knew, this was nonsense- It was also, in some still stranger way, a fight against London itself-not London, a place of streets and houses, of Oxford Street and Piccadilly Circus but London, an animal-a kind of dragon as far as Stephen could make it out with scales and a tail- Now what was one to make of this except that the boy's head was being turned and that he ought to see a doctor.
Hugh Walpole

Famous quotes with Dragon

  • A poet can write about a man slaying a dragon, but not about a man pushing a button that releases a bomb.
    W. H. Auden
  • Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive.
    Havelock Ellis
  • I always wanted to ride a dragon myself, so I decided to do this for a year in my imagination.
    Cornelia Funke
  • Stress is an important dragon to slay - or at least tame - in your life.
    Marilu Henner
  • 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

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