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Meaning of GORGON

Pronunciation:  'gorgun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  (Greek mythology) any of three winged sister monsters having live snakes for hair; a glance turns the beholder to stone

GORGON is a 6 letter word that starts with G.


 See Also: Euryale, Medusa, mythical creature, mythical monster, Stheno



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Gor"gon\ (g[^o]r"g[o^]n), n. [L. Gorgo, -onis, Gr.
    Gorgw`, fr. gorgo`s terrible.]
    1. (Gr. Myth.) One of three fabled sisters, Stheno, Euryale,
       and Medusa, with snaky hair and of terrific aspect, the
       sight of whom turned the beholder to stone. The name is
       particularly given to Medusa.
    2. Anything very ugly or horrid. --Milton.
    3. (Zo["o]l.) The brindled gnu. See {Gnu}.
  2. \Gor"gon\, a.
    Like a Gorgon; very ugly or terrific; as, a Gorgon face.