Associations to the word «Centaur»

Pictures for the word «Centaur»

Wiktionary

CENTAUR, noun. (Greek mythology) A mythical beast having a horse's body with a man's head and torso in place of the head and neck of the horse.
CENTAUR, noun. (astronomy) An icy planetoid that orbits the Sun between Jupiter and Neptune (also capitalised)
CENTAUR, noun. (Greek mythology) One of a race of monsters having a head, torso, and arms of a man, and the body and legs of a horse. Often depicted as rowdy drunkards, with Chiron being a notable exception.
CENTAUR, noun. A skillful horseman or horsewoman.
CENTAUR, noun. (rocketry) A U.S. upper stage, with a restartable liquid-propellant engine, used with an Atlas or Titan booster to launch satellites and probes.
CENTAUR, noun. (astronomy) An icy planetoid that orbits the Sun between Jupiter and Neptune

Dictionary definition

CENTAUR, noun. (classical mythology) a mythical being that is half man and half horse.
CENTAUR, noun. A conspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere near the Southern Cross.

Wise words

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