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Meaning of SCORPION

Pronunciation:  'skorpeeun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  arachnid of warm dry regions having a long segmented tail ending in a venomous sting
  2. [n]  the eighth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about October 23 to November 21
  3. [n]  (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Scorpio

SCORPION is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: Scorpio, Scorpio, Scorpio the Scorpion
 See Also: arachnid, arachnoid, house, human, individual, mansion, mortal, order Scorpionida, person, planetary house, Scorpionida, sign, sign of the zodiac, somebody, someone, soul, star sign



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Scor"pi*on\, n. [F., fr. L. scorpio, scorpius, Gr. ?,
perhaps akin to E. sharp.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of pulmonate
   arachnids of the order Scorpiones, having a suctorial
   mouth, large claw-bearing palpi, and a caudal sting.

Note: Scorpions have a flattened body, and a long, slender
      post-abdomen formed of six movable segments, the last
      of which terminates in a curved venomous sting. The
      venom causes great pain, but is unattended either with
      redness or swelling, except in the axillary or inguinal
      glands, when an extremity is affected. It is seldom if
      ever destructive of life. Scorpions are found widely
      dispersed in the warm climates of both the Old and New

2. (Zo["o]l.) The pine or gray lizard ({Sceloporus
   undulatus}). [Local, U. S.]

3. (Zo["o]l.) The scorpene.

4. (Script.) A painful scourge.

         My father hath chastised you with whips, but I will
         chastise you with scorpions.          --1 Kings xii.

5. (Astron.) A sign and constellation. See {Scorpio}.

6. (Antiq.) An ancient military engine for hurling stones and
   other missiles.

{Book scorpion}. (Zo["o]l.) See under {Book}.

{False scorpion}. (Zo["o]l.) See under {False}, and {Book

{Scorpion bug}, or {Water scorpion} (Zo["o]l.) See {Nepa}.

{Scorpion fly} (Zo["o]l.), a neuropterous insect of the genus
   {Panorpa}. See {Panorpid}.

{Scorpion grass} (Bot.), a plant of the genus {Myosotis}. {M.
   palustris} is the forget-me-not.

{Scorpion senna} (Bot.), a yellow-flowered leguminous shrub
   ({Coronilla Emerus}) having a slender joined pod, like a
   scorpion's tail. The leaves are said to yield a dye like
   indigo, and to be used sometimes to adulterate senna.

{Scorpion shell} (Zo["o]l.), any shell of the genus
   Pteroceras. See {Pteroceras}.

{Scorpion spiders}. (Zo["o]l.), any one of the Pedipalpi.

{Scorpion's tail} (Bot.), any plant of the leguminous genus
   {Scorpiurus}, herbs with a circinately coiled pod; -- also
   called {caterpillar}.

{Scorpion's thorn} (Bot.), a thorny leguminous plant
   ({Genista Scorpius}) of Southern Europe.

{The Scorpion's Heart} (Astron.), the star Antares in the
   constellation Scorpio.

Computing Dictionary

Twenty tools that can be used to construct specialised programming environments. The Scorpion Project was started by Prof. Richard Snodgrass <[email protected]> as an outgrowth of the softlab Project (which produced the idl toolkit) that he started when he was at the university of north carolina. The Scorpion Project is directed by him at the university of arizona and by Karen Shannon at the university of north carolina at Chapel Hill.

Version 6.0 runs on sun-3, sun-4, vax, decstation, iris, sequent, hp9000.

See also candle.

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E-mail: <[email protected]>.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a scorpion in your dream, represents a situation in your waking life which may have been painful or hurtful. It is also indicative of destructive feelings, "stinging" remarks, bitter words and/or negative thoughts being expressed by or aimed against you. Your dream forewarns of a self-destructive and self-defSeeing or eating path. The scorpion is also a symbol of death and rebirth. You need to get rid of the old and make room for something new. Alternatively, the scorpion may also represent a person who is born under the astrological sign for Scorpio. Seeing scorpions floating in water, suggests that you need to let go of some pain and learn to accept the situation. You may be going through the three-step process of denial, acceptance, and finally moving on.