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Meaning of CHIMERA

Pronunciation:  ki'meeru

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a grotesque product of the imagination
  2. [n]  (Greek mythology) fire-breathing she-monster with a lion's head and a goat's body and a serpent's tail; daughter of Typhon

CHIMERA is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: Chimaera, chimaera
 See Also: imagery, imagination, imaging, mental imagery, mythical creature, mythical monster



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Chime"ra\, n.; pl. {Chimeras}. [L. chimaera a chimera
(in sense 1), Gr. ? a she-goat, a chimera, fr. ? he-goat; cf.
Icel. qymbr a yearling ewe.]
1. (Myth.) A monster represented as vomiting flames, and as
   having the head of a lion, the body of a goat, and the
   tail of a dragon. ``Dire chimeras and enchanted isles.''

2. A vain, foolish, or incongruous fancy, or creature of the
   imagination; as, the chimera of an author. --Burke.

Computing Dictionary

A modular, x window system-based world-wide web browser for unix. Chimera uses the athena widget set so motif is not needed. Chimera supports forms, inline images, term, socks, proxy servers, gopher, ftp, http and local file accesses. Chimera can be extended using external programs. New protocols can easily be added and alternate image formats can be used for inline images (e.g. postscript).

Version 1.60 is available for .


Chimera runs on sun sparc sunos 4.1.x, ibm rs/6000 aix 3.2.5, linux 1.1.x. It should run on anything with x11R[3-6], imake and a c compiler.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a chimera in your dream, represents a feeling of confusion. You need to sort out your thoughts and emotions.
Biology Dictionary
  1. A monster in Greek mythology that has the head of a lion, the body of a goat, and the tail of a dragon.
  2. An organism or recombinant DNA molecule created by joining DNA fragments from two or more different organisms.
Thesaurus Terms
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