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Serpent meaning

serpent - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. Any reptile of the order Ophidia; a snake, especially a large snake. See Illust. under Ophidia.
  2. 2. Fig.: A subtle, treacherous, malicious person.
  3. 3. A species of firework having a serpentine motion as it passess through the air or along the ground.
  4. 4. The constellation Serpens.
  5. 5. To wind like a serpent; to crook about; to meander.
  6. 6. To wind; to encircle.
  7. 7. A bass wind instrument, of a loud and coarse tone, formerly much used in military bands, and sometimes introduced into the orchestra; - so called from its form.
  8. 8. A footless reptile; snake; wind- instrument.

serpent - examples of usage

  1. She says I am your guardian, sent by the gods, to destroy the serpent- for your sake- so saving the people. - "Son of Power", Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost.
  2. If you will deliver the people from that serpent- king, by destroying his evil life, all the snakes will go further back into the jungle. - "Son of Power", Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost.
  3. And yet the fear of it seemed to drag him on; like a bird before a serpent, he was fascinated. - "Orientations", William Somerset Maugham.
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