HyperDic: albatross

English > 2 senses of the word albatross:
NOUNcognitionalbatross, millstone(figurative) something that hinders or handicaps
animalalbatross, mollymawklarge web-footed birds of the southern hemisphere having long narrow wings
albatross > pronunciation
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English > albatross: 2 senses > noun 1, cognition
Meaning(figurative) something that hinders or handicaps.
Example"she was an albatross around his neck"
Broaderhindrance, hinderance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, check, handicapSomething immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
Spanishescollo, rémora
English > albatross: 2 senses > noun 2, animal
Meaninglarge web-footed birds of the southern hemisphere having long narrow wings; noted for powerful gliding flight.
Member ofDiomedeidae, family Diomedeidaealbatrosses
Narrowerblack-footed albatross, gooney, gooney bird, goonie, goony, Diomedea nigripesA variety of albatross with black feet
wandering albatross, Diomedea exulansVery large albatross
Broaderpelagic bird, oceanic birdbird of the open / open seas
Spanishalbatros, diomedeidae

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