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Meaning of DINOSAUR

Pronunciation:  'dInu`sor

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  any of numerous extinct terrestrial reptiles of the Mesozoic era

DINOSAUR is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 See Also: archosaur, archosaurian, archosaurian reptile, argentinosaur, diplodocus, ground-shaker, iguanodon, ornithischian, ornithischian dinosaur, saurischian, saurischian dinosaur, seismosaur, titanosaur, titanosaurian



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Di"no*saur\, Dinosaurian \Di`no*sau"ri*an\, n. [Gr. ?
terrible + ? lizard.] (Paleon.)
One of the Dinosauria. [Written also {deinosaur}, and

Computing Dictionary

1. Any hardware requiring raised flooring and special power. Used especially of old minicomputers and mainframes, in contrast with newer microprocessor-based machines.

In a famous quote from the 1988 Unix EXPO, bill joy compared the liquid-cooled mainframe in the massive ibm display with a grazing dinosaur "with a truck outside pumping its bodily fluids through it". IBM was not amused.

Compare big iron; see also dinosaurs mating.

2. [IBM] A very conservative user; a zipperhead.

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Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a dinosaur in your dream, symbolizes an outdated attitude. You may need to discard your old ways of thinking and habits. Dreaming that you are being chased by a dinosaur indicates your fears of no longer being needed or useful. Alternatively, being chased by a dinosaur, may reflect old issues that are still coming back to haunt you.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: alligator, ammonite, ankylosaur, archaeohippus, archaeotherium, archelon, arthrodiran, aurochs, bothriolepis, brachiosaur, brontops, brontothere, coccostean, coelodont, compsognathus, coryphodon, cotylosaur, creodont, crocodile, crocodilian, crossopterygian, cynodictis, diatryma, dimetrodon, dinichthyid, dinothere, diplodocus, duck-billed dinosaur, edaphosaurid, elasmosaur, elephant, eryopsid, eurypterid, gator, giant sloth, glyptodont, hadrosaur, hippo, hippopotamus, jumbo, leviathan, lizard, mammoth, mastodon, monster, palaeodictyopteron, palaeoniscid, palaeophis, palaeosaur, palaeospondylus, pelycosaur, phytosaur, plesiosaur, protoceratops, protylopus, pteranodon, pteraspid, pterichthys, pterodactyl, pterosaur, reptile, reptilian, saurian, sauropod, scelidosaur, smilodon, terrapin, titanosaur, tortoise, trachodon, triceratops, trilobite, turtle, tyrannosaur, uintathere, urus, whale, woolly mammoth