Definition of "dragon" []

  • A mythical monster traditionally represented as a gigantic reptile having a lion's claws, the tail of a serpent, wings, and a scaly skin. (noun)
  • A fiercely vigilant or intractable person. (noun)
  • Something very formidable or dangerous. (noun)
  • Any of various lizards, such as the Komodo dragon or the flying lizard. (noun)
  • Archaic A large snake or serpent. (noun)
  • A mythical monster usually represented as breathing fire and having a scaly reptilian body, wings, claws, and a long tail (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A fierce or intractable person, esp a woman (noun)
  • Any of various very large lizards, esp the Komodo dragon (noun)
  • Any of various North American aroid plants, esp the green dragon (noun)
  • A manifestation of Satan or an attendant devil (noun)
  • A yacht of the International Dragon Class, 8.88m long (29.2 feet), used in racing (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "dragon" in a sentence
  • "Now what people is represented by the term dragon?"
  • "We think the phrase "dragon robots" sounds pretty cool."
  • "Up until about 100 years ago, only the emperor's circle could wear dragon embroidery and have the word dragon in their name."