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Meaning of ALBATROSS

Pronunciation:  'albu`tros

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  large web-footed birds of the southern hemisphere having long narrow wings; noted for powerful gliding flight
  2. [n]  (figurative) something that hinders or handicaps; "she was an albatross around his neck"

ALBATROSS is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: millstone, mollymawk
 See Also: balk, baulk, black-footed albatross, check, deterrent, Diomedea exulans, Diomedea nigripes, Diomedeidae, family Diomedeidae, gooney, gooney bird, goonie, goony, handicap, hindrance, impediment, oceanic bird, pelagic bird, wandering albatross



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Al"ba*tross\, n. [Corrupt. fr. Pg. alcatraz
cormorant, albatross, or Sp. alcatraz a pelican: cf. Pg.
alcatruz, Sp. arcaduz, a bucket, fr. Ar. al-q[=a]dus the
bucket, fr. Gr. ka`dos, a water vessel. So an Arabic term for
pelican is water-carrier, as a bird carrying water in its
pouch.] (Zo["o]l.)
A web-footed bird, of the genus {Diomedea}, of which there
are several species. They are the largest of sea birds,
capable of long-continued flight, and are often seen at great
distances from the land. They are found chiefly in the
southern hemisphere.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of an Albatross is most of the time a bad omen: it is synonymous with bad luck and difficult situations. If the albatross is far from you, it might just be a sign for you to be cautious, you might be vulnerable and it would be wise not to expose yourself for the time being.