HyperDic: amazon

English > 4 senses of the word amazon / Amazon:
NOUNperson amazon, viragoa large strong and aggressive woman
person Amazon(Greek mythology) one of a nation of women warriors of Scythia (who burned off the right breast in order to use a bow and arrow more effectively)
objectAmazon, Amazon Rivera major South American river
animalamazonmainly green tropical American parrots
amazon / Amazon > pronunciation
Soundsae'mahzaa.n
RhymesAbidjan ... Yukon: 149 rhymes with aan...
English > amazon: 4 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA large strong and aggressive woman.
Synonymvirago
Broaderwoman, adult femaleAn adult female person (as opposed to a man)
Spanishamazona, virago
Catalanamazona, virago
English > Amazon: 4 senses > noun 2, person
Meaning(Greek mythology) one of a nation of women warriors of Scythia (who burned off the right breast in order to use a bow and arrow more effectively).
CategoryGreek mythologyThe mythology of the ancient Greeks
Broadermythical beingAn imaginary being of myth or fable
Spanishamazona
Catalanamazona
English > Amazon: 4 senses > noun 3, object
MeaningA major South American river; arises in the Andes and flows eastward into the South Atlantic; the world's 2nd longest river (4000 miles).
SynonymAmazon River
Instance ofriverA large natural stream of water (larger / larger than a creek)
Part ofBrazil, Federative Republic of Brazil, BrasilThe largest Latin American country and the largest Portuguese speaking country in the world
Peru, Republic of PeruA republic in western South America
SpanishAmazonas
CatalanAmazones
English > amazon: 4 senses > noun 4, animal
Meaningmainly green tropical American parrots.
Member ofAmazona, genus AmazonaA genus of Psittacidae
Broaderparrotusually brightly colored zygodactyl tropical birds with short hooked beaks and the ability to mimic sounds

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