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Meaning of CYCLOPS

Pronunciation:  'sIklâps

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  minute free-swimming freshwater copepod having a large median eye and pear-shaped body and long antennae used in swimming; important in some food chains and as intermediate hosts of parasitic worms that affect man e.g. Guinea worms
  2. [n]  (Greek mythology) one of a race of giants having a single eye in the middle of their forehead

CYCLOPS is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: water flea
 See Also: copepod, copepod crustacean, genus Cyclops, giant



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cy"clops\ (s?"kl?ps), n. sing. & pl. [L. Cyclops, Gr.
Ky`klwps (strictly round-eyed), pl. Ky`klwpes; ky`klos circle
+ 'w`ps eye.]
1. (Gr. Myth.) One of a race of giants, sons of Neptune and
   Amphitrite, having but one eye, and that in the middle of
   the forehead. They were fabled to inhabit Sicily, and to
   assist in the workshops of Vulcan, under Mt. Etna.

Note: Pope, in his translation of the ``Odyssey,'' uniformly
      spells this word Cyclop, when used in the singular.

2. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of minute Entomostraca, found both in
   fresh and salt water. See {Copepoda}.

3. A portable forge, used by tinkers, etc.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing Cyclops in your dream, suggests that you may be narrow-minded and need to expand the scope of your vision. Alternatively, you may be too overly focused on one thing.