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Meaning of UNICORN

Pronunciation:  'yoonu`korn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an imaginary creature represented as a white horse with a long horn growing from its forehead
 

UNICORN is a 7 letter word that starts with U.

 

 See Also: imaginary being, imaginary creature

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\U"ni*corn\, n. [OE. unicorne, F. unicorne, L. unicornis
one-horned, having a single horn; unus one + cornu a horn;
cf. L. unicornuus a unicorn. See {One}, and {Horn}.]
1. A fabulous animal with one horn; the monoceros; -- often
   represented in heraldry as a supporter.

2. A two-horned animal of some unknown kind, so called in the
   Authorized Version of the Scriptures.

         Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the
         furrow?                               --Job xxxix.
                                               10.

Note: The unicorn mentioned in the Scripture was probably the
      urus. See the Note under {Reem}.

3. (Zo["o]l.)
   (a) Any large beetle having a hornlike prominence on the
       head or prothorax.
   (b) The larva of a unicorn moth.

4. (Zo["o]l.) The kamichi; -- called also {unicorn bird}.

5. (Mil.) A howitzer. [Obs.]

{Fossil unicorn}, or {Fossil unicorn's horn} (Med.), a
   substance formerly of great repute in medicine; -- named
   from having been supposed to be the bone or the horn of
   the unicorn.

{Unicorn fish}, {Unicorn whale} (Zo["o]l.), the narwhal.

{Unicorn moth} (Zo["o]l.), a notodontian moth ({C[oe]lodasys
   unicornis}) whose caterpillar has a prominent horn on its
   back; -- called also {unicorn prominent}.

{Unicorn root} (Bot.), a name of two North American plants,
   the yellow-flowered colicroot ({Aletris farinosa}) and the
   blazing star ({Cham[ae]lirium luteum}). Both are used in
   medicine.

{Unicorn shell} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of
   marine gastropods having a prominent spine on the lip of
   the shell. Most of them belong to the genera {Monoceros}
   and {Leucozonia}.

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing a unicorn in your dream, symbolizes high ideals, hope and insight in a current situation. It also symbolizes power, gentleness, and purity. Alternatively, it may represent your one-sided views.
 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

described as an animal of great ferocity and strength (Num. 23:22, R.V., "wild ox," marg., "ox-antelope;" 24:8; Isa. 34:7, R.V., "wild oxen"), and untamable (Job 39:9). It was in reality a two-horned animal; but the exact reference of the word so rendered (reem) is doubtful. Some have supposed it to be the buffalo; others, the white antelope, called by the Arabs rim. Most probably, however, the word denotes the Bos primigenius ("primitive ox"), which is now extinct all over the world. This was the auerochs of the Germans, and the urus described by Caesar (Gal. Bel., vi.28) as inhabiting the Hercynian forest. The word thus rendered has been found in an Assyrian inscription written over the wild ox or bison, which some also suppose to be the animal intended (comp. Deut. 33:17; Ps. 22:21; 29:6; 92:10).

 

 

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