Definition of Pegasus

1. Noun. (Greek mythology) the immortal winged horse that sprang from the blood of the slain Medusa; was tamed by Bellerophon with the help of a bridle given him by Athena; as the flying horse of the Muses it is a symbol of highflying imagination.

Category relationships: Greek Mythology
Generic synonyms: Mythical Being



2. Noun. A constellation in the northern hemisphere near Andromeda and Pisces.
Generic synonyms: Constellation

Definition of Pegasus

1. n. A winged horse fabled to have sprung from the body of Medusa when she was slain. He is noted for causing, with a blow of his hoof, Hippocrene, the inspiring fountain of the Muses, to spring from Mount Helicon. On this account he is, in modern times, associated with the Muses, and with ideas of poetic inspiration.

Definition of Pegasus

1. Proper noun. (Greek mythology) A winged horse fabled to have sprung from the neck of Medusa when she was slain. He is noted for causing, with a blow of his hoof, Hippocrene, the inspiring fountain of the Muses, to spring from Mount Helicon. Bellerophon rode Pegasus when he defeated the Chimaera. ¹

2. Proper noun. (constellation) An autumn constellation of the northern sky, near the vernal equinoctial point, said to resemble the mythical horse. Its three brightest stars, with the brightest star of Andromeda, form the square of Pegasus. It contains the stars Markab and Algenib. ¹

3. Noun. A winged horse (imaginary or mythical, sometimes figurative). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pegasus

1. a type of small fish [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Pegasus

1. 1. A winged horse fabled to have sprung from the body of Medusa when she was slain. He is noted for causing, with a blow of his hoof, Hippocrene, the inspiring fountain of the Muses, to spring from Mount Helicon. On this account he is, in modern times, associated with the Muses, and with ideas of poetic inspiration. "Each spurs his jaded Pegasus apace." (Byron) 2. A northen constellation near the vernal equinoctial point. Its three brightest stars, with the brightest star of Andromeda, form the square of Pegasus. 3. A genus of small fishes, having large pectoral fins, and the body covered with hard, bony plates. Several species are known from the East Indies and China. Origin: L, fr. Gr. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Pegasus

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1. The Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns (1877)
"WITH Pegasus upon a day, Apollo weary flying, Through frosty hills the ... Poor slipshod giddy Pegasus Was but a sorry walker ; To Vulcan then Apollo goes, ..."

2. The Poems and Songs of Robert Burns by Robert Burns (1909)
"Pegasus AT WANLOCKHEAD WITH Pegasus upon a day, Apollo weary flying, ... Poor slipshod giddy Pegasus Was but a sorry walker; To Vulcan then Apollo goes, ..."

3. In the Child's World: Morning Talks and Stories for Kindergartens, Primary by Emilie Poulsson (1893)
"The next day he set out with Pegasus—that was the horse's name—and they did conquer it, so that all the land was free again. When they came back to the ..."

4. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1879)
"THE STORY OF Pegasus. BY MC WHEN Perseus struck off the head of the ... This was the strange and beautiful animal, now known in mythology as Pegasus, ..."

5. Stages to Saturn: A Technological History of the Apollo/Saturn Launch Vehicle by Roger E. Bilstein (1999)
"Ernst Stuhlinger, "Meteoroid Measurements with Project Pegasus," paper presented at Northeast Electronics Research and Engineering Meeting, ..."

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