Dragon - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdræɡən|  American pronunciation of the word dragon
Brit.  |ˈdraɡ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word dragon


- a creature of Teutonic mythology; usually represented as breathing fire and having a reptilian body and sometimes wings (syn: firedrake)
- a fiercely vigilant and unpleasant woman (syn: tartar)
- a faint constellation twisting around the north celestial pole and lying between Ursa Major and Cepheus (syn: draco)
- any of several small tropical Asian lizards capable of gliding by spreading winglike membranes on each side of the body


We ate roast beef like dragons.

The knight slew the dragon.

The third arrow struck the dummy dragon.

The dragon disappeared in a puff of smoke.

They kited the Red Dragon model

a picture of St. George and the slain dragon

He rode atilt and smote the scaly Dragon. (H. Taylor)

Word forms

singular: dragon
plural: dragons
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