Definition of Firedrake

1. Noun. A creature of Teutonic mythology; usually represented as breathing fire and having a reptilian body and sometimes wings.

Exact synonyms: Dragon
Generic synonyms: Mythical Creature, Mythical Monster
Specialized synonyms: Fafnir
Specialized synonyms: Wivern, Wyvern



Definition of Firedrake

1. n. A fiery dragon.

Definition of Firedrake

1. Noun. A fire-breathing dragon ¹

2. Noun. A fiery meteor, an ignis fatuus, a rocket ¹

3. Noun. A kind of firework ¹

4. Noun. A worker at a furnace or fire (an allusive use) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Firedrake

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Firedrake

firecall
fireclay
fireclays
firecracker
firecrackers
firecrest
firecrests
fired
fired away
fired off
fired up
firedamp
firedamps
firedog
firedogs
firedrake (current term)
firedrakes
firee
fireeater
fireeaters
firees
firefang
firefanged
firefanging
firefangs
firefight
firefighter
firefighter's carry
firefighters
firefighting

Literary usage of Firedrake

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1. A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English Language ...by John Walker by John Walker (1806)
"(ios) FISTULOUS, fis'islm-lus. a. The ordinal of one ; earliest in time; highest in dignity ; great, excellent. FlT, fît. S. firedrake, fire'drake. s. ..."

2. Prince Prigio by Andrew Lang (1889)
"... and the flames which the firedrake spouted like foam from his nostrils, would have daunted even the bravest man. The sides of the hill, too, ..."

3. A General Pronouncing and Explanatory Dictionary of the English Language: To by George Fulton, G. Knight (1826)
"... f ir'brand, п. л piece of wood kindled ; an incendiary firedrake, ... firedrake ..."

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