|Dragon - |
DRAGON, n. L., Gr., G.
1. A kind of winged serpent, much celebrated in the romances of the middle ages.
2. A fiery, shooting meteor, or imaginary serpent.
Swift, swift, ye dragons of the night! That dawning may bear the ravens eye.
3. A fierce, violent person, male or female; as, this man or woman is a dragon.
4. A constellation of the northern hemisphere. See Draco.
In Scripture, dragon seems sometimes to signify a large marine fish or serpent, Isaiah 27. Where the leviathan is also mentioned; also Psalm 74.
Sometimes it seems to signify a venomous land serpent. Psalm 91. The dragon shalt thou trample under foot.
It is often used for the devil, who is called the old serpent. Revelations 20:2.
DRAGON, n. A genus of animals, the Draco. They have four legs, a cylindrical tail, and membranaceous wings, radiated like the fins of a flying-fish.