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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)

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 "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."