n.1.A blood-sucking ghost; a soul of a dead person superstitiously believed to come from the grave and wander about by night sucking the blood of persons asleep, thus causing their death. This superstition was once prevalent in parts of Eastern Europe, and was especially current in Hungary about the year 1730. The vampire was often said to have the ability to transform itself into the form of a bat, as presented in the novel depicting the legend of Dracula published by Bram Stoker in 1897, which has inspired several movies.
2.Fig.: One who lives by preying on others; an extortioner; a bloodsucker.
3.(Zool.) Either one of two or more species of South American blood-sucking bats belonging to the genera Desmodus and Diphylla; also called vampire bat. These bats are destitute of molar teeth, but have strong, sharp cutting incisors with which they make punctured wounds from which they suck the blood of horses, cattle, and other animals, as well as man, chiefly during sleep. They have a cæcal appendage to the stomach, in which the blood with which they gorge themselves is stored.
4.(Zool.) Any one of several species of harmless tropical American bats of the genus Vampyrus, especially Vampyrus spectrum. These bats feed upon insects and fruit, but were formerly erroneously supposed to suck the blood of man and animals. Called also false vampire.
Vampire bat
(Zool.) a vampire, 3.
Noun1.vampire - (folklore) a corpse that rises at night to drink the blood of the living
Synonyms: lamia
To see a vampire in your dream, symbolizes seduction, sensuality, and death. The vampire represents contrasting images of civilized nobility and aggression/ferocity. Alternatively, to see a vampire suggests that you are feeling physically or emotionally drained. The vampire may also be symbolic for someone who is addicted to drugs or someone in an obsessive relationship. To dream that you are a vampire, signifies that you are sucking in the life energy of others for your own selfish benefit.Aspasia, Baba Yaga, Circe, Delilah, Don Juan, Dracula, Euryale, Frankenstein, Gorgon, Jezebel, Lilith, Lorelei, Medea, Medusa, Messalina, Parthenope, Phryne, Siren, Stheno, Thais, Wolf-man, adventuress, afreet, ape-man, barghest, bewitcher, blackmailer, bloodsucker, bogey, bogeyman, bugaboo, bugbear, cacodemon, captive, catch, charmer, conquest, coquette, courtesan, daeva, date, demimondaine, demimonde, demirep, demon, devil, devil incarnate, dybbuk, enchanter, enchantress, enticer, evil genius, evil spirit, extortionist, fee-faw-fum, femme fatale, fiend, fiend from hell, flirt, frightener, genie, genius, ghost, ghoul, gyre, harem girl, harpy, hellhound, hellion, hellkite, hetaera, hobgoblin, holy terror, honey, horror, houri, incubus, inveigler, jinni, jinniyeh, lamia, leech, monster, nightmare, odalisque, ogre, ogress, phantom, predator, profiteer, racketeer, rakshasa, raptor, revenant, satan, scarebabe, scarecrow, scarer, seducer, seductress, shakedown artist, shark, shedu, siren, specter, spellbinder, steady, succubus, sweet patootie, sweetheart, sweetie, teaser, tempter, temptress, terror, the undead, vamp, vulture, werewolf, yogini
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