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Meaning of PYTHON

Pronunciation:  'pIthân, 'pIthân

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  large Old World boas
  2. [n]  (Greek mythology) dragon killed by Apollo at Delphi
  3. [n]  a soothsaying spirit or a person who is possessed by such a spirit

PYTHON is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 See Also: amethystine python, boa, carpet snake, disembodied spirit, Indian python, Morelia spilotes variegatus, mythical creature, mythical monster, Python molurus, Python reticulatus, Python sebae, Python variegatus, Pythoninae, reticulated python, rock python, rock snake, spirit, subfamily Pythoninae



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Py"thon\, n. [NL., fr. L. Python the serpent slain near
Delphi by Apollo, Gr. ?.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any species of very large snakes of the genus
   {Python}, and allied genera, of the family {Pythonid[ae]}.
   They are nearly allied to the boas. Called also {rock

Note: The pythons have small pelvic bones, or anal spurs, two
      rows of subcaudal scales, and pitted labials. They are
      found in Africa, Asia, and the East Indies.

2. A diviner by spirits. ``[Manasses] observed omens, and
   appointed pythons.'' --4 Kings xxi. 6 (Douay version).

Computing Dictionary

1. A simple, high-level interpreted language by Guido van Rossum <guido@cwi.nl>, 1991. Python combines ideas from abc, c, modula-3 and icon. It bridges the gap between c and shell programming, making it suitable for rapid prototyping or as an extension language for C applications. It is object-oriented and supports packages, modules, classes, user-defined exceptions, a good C interface, dynamic loading of C modules and has no arbitrary restrictions.

Python is available, among others, for unix, windows, dos, os/2, macintosh, and amoeba.

Current version: 1.4, includes interpreter, libraries, and documentation.


usenet newsgroup: news:comp.lang.python.

2. A compiler for cmu common lisp. Python is more sophisticated than other common lisp compilers. It produces better code and is easier to use. The programming environment based on the hemlock editor is better integrated than gnu emacs based environments.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a python in your dream, represents danger, sin, and overt sexuality. Alternatively, it may symbolize your determination. Seeing a python suffocate and kill its prey, suggests that you are feeling emotionally stressed and anxious.