Scorpion Definition

skôrpē-ən
scorpions
noun
Any of an order (Scorpiones) of arachnids found in warm regions, with a front pair of nipping claws and a long, slender, jointed tail ending in a curved, poisonous sting.
Webster's New World
A variety of whip or scourge.
Webster's New World

An ancient military engine for hurling stones and other missiles.

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Someone with the Scorpio star sign.

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adjective

(astrology) Of, or pertaining to, the Scorpio star sign.

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idiom
the Scorpion
  • Scorpius, the constellation, or Scorpio, the eighth sign of the zodiac
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Scorpion

Noun

Singular:
scorpion
Plural:
scorpions

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Scorpion

  • the Scorpion

Origin of Scorpion

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin scorpiō scorpiōn- alteration of scorpius from Greek skorpios

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French scorpion, from Latin scorpio, ultimately from Ancient Greek σκορπίος (skorpios).

    From Wiktionary

  • From the animal scorpion, from Latin scorpio "scorpion"

    From Wiktionary

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