- pl. lynx′es or any of a genus (Lynx) of wildcats found throughout the Northern Hemisphere and characterized by a ruff on each side of the face, relatively long legs, a short tail, long, usually tufted ears, and keen vision, as the bobcat or Canada lynx of North America
- the long, silky, tawny fur of the lynx
- a N constellation between Auriga and Ursa Major
Origin of lynxMiddle English ; from Classical Latin ; from Classical Greek lynx; probably so named from its shining eyes: see light
nounpl. lynx or lynx·es
- Any of several wildcats of the genus Lynx, especially L. canadensis of northern North America or L. lynx of Eurasia, having soft thick fur, a black-tipped short tail, and tufted ears.
- Lynx A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere, near Auriga and Gemini.
Origin of lynxMiddle English, from Latin, from Greek lunx; see leuk- in Indo-European roots.
- Any of several medium-sized wild cats, mostly of the genus Lynx.
From Middle English lynx, from Latin lynx, from Ancient Greek Î»ÏÎ³Î¾ (lunx), from Proto-Indo-European *lewk- (“white; light; bright"), because of the cat's glowing eyes and ability to see in the dark. Replaced Old English lox.
lynx - Computer Definition
A text-based Web browser that does not require a graphical user interface to display Web pages. Although the World Wide Web becomes more and more media rich in content, the number of purists who prefer text-only renderings of Web pages does not seem to shrink. Often, Lynx is the only solution for displaying Web pages over low bandwidth lines and on slow client computers.
See Also: Browser.
A text-based Web browser created at the University of Kansas. Though largely supplanted by graphical browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer, Lynx is still popular among people with visual disabilities and those with very slow modem connections. See also Linux.