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Definition of "centaur" [cen•taur]

  • Greek Mythology One of a race of monsters having the head, arms, and trunk of a man and the body and legs of a horse. (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.

Use "centaur" in a sentence
  • "˜Some centaur does not have a tail™ to be contradictories, but both to be false because the subject-term ˜centaur™ is empty."
  • "It's possible; a centaur is half-man, half-horse, and you can see what part of the horse they used to make it, and Mr. Cheney certainly has those qualities."
  • "He that thinks the name centaur stands for some real being, imposes on himself, and mistakes words for things."