Word:

Hydra

Hy´dra
n.1.(Class. Myth.) A serpent or monster in the lake or marsh of Lerna, in the Peloponnesus, represented as having many heads, one of which, when cut off, was immediately succeeded by two others, unless the wound was cauterized. It was slain by Hercules. Hence, a terrible monster.
2.Hence: A multifarious evil, or an evil having many sources; not to be overcome by a single effort.
3.(Zool.) Any small fresh-water hydroid of the genus Hydra, usually found attached to sticks, stones, etc., by a basal sucker.
4.(Astron.) A southern constellation of great length lying southerly from Cancer, Leo, and Virgo.
Noun1.Hydra - (Greek mythology) monster with nine heads; when struck off each head was replaced by two new ones; "Hydra was slain by Hercules"
2.Hydra - a long faint constellation in the southern hemisphere near the equator stretching between Virgo and Cancer
Synonyms: Snake
3.hydra - trouble that cannot be overcome by a single effort because of its many aspects or its persistent and pervasive quality; "we may be facing a hydra that defies any easy solution"
4.hydra - small tubular solitary freshwater hydrozoan polyp
Greek mythology, mythical creature, mythical monster
Translate Hydra to German, Translate Hydra to French
Browse
hydatid mole
Hydatid of Morgagni
hydatidiform mole
hydatidosis
Hydatiform
Hydatoid
Hyderabad
Hydnaceae
Hydnocarpus
Hydnocarpus kurzii
Hydnocarpus laurifolia
hydnocarpus oil
Hydnocarpus wightiana
Hydnoraceae
Hydnum
Hydr-
-- Hydra --
Hydra-tainted
Hydrachnid
Hydracid
Hydracrylic
Hydractinian
Hydraemia
Hydragogue
hydralazine
Hydramide
Hydramine
hydramnios
Hydrangea
Hydrangea anomala
Hydrangea arborescens
hydrangea family
Hydrangea macrophylla hortensis
Definitions Index: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

About this site and copyright information - Online Dictionary Home - Privacy Policy