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Definition of the noun albatross

What does albatross mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: albatross / albatrosses

  1. (figurative) something that hinders or handicaps
  2. large web-footed birds of the southern hemisphere having long narrow wings; noted for powerful gliding flight

Alternative definition of the noun albatross


  1. Any of various large seabirds of the family Diomedeidae ranging widely in the Southern Ocean and the North Pacific and having a hooked beak and long narrow wings.
  2. [golf] A double eagle, or three under par on any one hole
  3. [idiomatic] A long-term impediment, burden, or curse.

Specialised definition of the noun albatross

Glossary of sports / golf

a score of three under par on a hole (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

obsolete name for a double eagle


  1. "Albatross" is a 2011 British coming-of-age comedy drama film directed by Niall MacCormick and written by Tamzin Rafn. It stars Sebastian Koch, Julia Ormond, Felicity Jones and Jessica Brown Findlay. The film's premise revolves around a teenage aspiring writer entering the lives of a dysfunctional family living in the south coast of England. "Albatross" is a metaphor used to describe a constant and inescapable burden.
  2. "Albatross" is a film.
  3. "Albatross" is a 2010 drama short film written and directed by Kim Albright, with writing credits by Clare MacDonald.
    • country: United Kingdom
    • language: English Language
    • released in (5 years ago)


"Albatross" is a video game.

  • developer: Telenet Japan
  • genres: Action game, Sports game, Simulation video game
  • publisher: Telenet Japan


  1. "Albatross" is a guitar-based instrumental by Fleetwood Mac, released as a single in November 1968, later featuring on the compilation albums The Pious Bird of Good Omen and English Rose. It was a major hit in several countries and became Fleetwood Mac's only Number 1 hit in the UK Singles Chart, spending one week at the top. It was re-released in the UK as a single in 1973, and peaked at Number 2 in the charts. The piece was composed by Peter Green. The single has sold over 900,000 copies in the UK.
  2. "Albatross" is the third studio album by Canadian rock Big Wreck. It is the band's first album since 2001's The Pleasure and the Greed, and the first without original members Dave Henning and Forrest Williams. The album was released on March 6, 2012. The lead single and title track of the album, "Albatross", was released on November 21, 2011. On March 26, the band released a music video of the album's second single, "Wolves".
    • genre: Rock music
    • released on
    • award: - Juno Award for Rock Album of the Year nomination for Big Wreck
  3. "Albatross" is the debut studio album by the American rock band The Classic Crime. released in 2006 on Tooth & Nail Records. To date, it has sold over 40,000 copies, and reached No. 12 on the Top Heatseekers.
  4. "Albatross" is the 1977 compilation album by Fleetwood Mac and Christine McVie.
  5. "Albatross" is a musical single of Chris Coco.
    • released on (13 years ago)
  6. "Albatross" is a musical album of The Standard.
    • released on (10 years ago)
  7. "Albatross" is a composition.
  8. "Albatross" is a musical album of The Snobs.
    • released in (6 years ago)
  9. "Albatross" is a musical album of Plinth.
    • released in (5 years ago)
  10. "Albatross" is a musical single of The Besnard Lakes.
    • released on (4 years ago)


Who is Albatross?

Albatross a.k.a. Duje Draganja is a Croatian swimmer who won the silver medal in men's 50 m freestyle race at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.


  1. Albatross is a musical group.
    • albums: "Everybody's Got the Blues", "C'est la vie", "For Fans Only"
  2. Albatross a.k.a. Albatross. is a musical group.
  3. Albatross is a musical group.
    • album: "Albatross"

There are other groups with in their name, like An Albatross, Fall of the Albatross and The Albatross Helmet Collective.


The Albatross was an American sports car venture that was planned in 1939, but never got off the ground. The plan had been to market an ultra-streamlined four-seat tourer body, built on a standard Mercury chassis which was extended to a 137" wheelbase, based on a European custom-made car owned by cartoonist Peter Arno. The proposed car was advertised in at least one periodical, and at least one was built.


Albatross was a bay Standardbred horse by Meadow Skipper. He was voted Harness Horse of the Year in 1971 and 1972. Albatross won 59 of 71 starts, including the Cane Pace and Messenger Stakes in 1971, earned $1,201,477. It was, however, as a sire that he really made his mark. Albatross's 2,546 sons and daughters won $130,700,280.


Albatross is an unincorporated community in Lawrence County, Missouri, United States. It lies near the intersection of Route 96 and Route 39, about six miles north of Mount Vernon.


  1. Albatross: The word albatross is sometimes used metaphorically to mean a psychological burden that feels like a curse.
  2. Albatross, originally named Albatros, later Alk, was a sailing ship that became famous when she sank in 1961 with a group of American teenagers on board. The events were the basis for the highly fictionalized film White Squall.
  3. Albatross is a well known sketch from Monty Python's Flying Circus.
  4. Albatross is the lead single and title track from Big Wreck's 2012 album, Albatross. It is Big Wreck's first single released after being reunited in 2010 and their first single release since 2002. A 16-second preview clip of the song was released on October 24th. The song was first streamed in its entirety on the Thornley/Big Wreck website on November 17th, and was officially released digitally on November 21st, 2011. The song held the #1 position on the Billboard Canadian Rock Chart for six weeks straight. In 2012, the song won the CASBY Award for "Favourite New Single".

Phrases with Albatross

  1. Albatross Aglaja
  2. Shy Albatross
  3. Royal Albatross
  4. Sooty Albatross
  5. Waved Albatross
  6. Laysan Albatross
  7. Chatham Albatross
  8. Tristan Albatross
  9. Buller's Albatross
  10. Campbell Albatross
  11. Salvin's Albatross
  12. Amsterdam Albatross
  13. wandering albatross
  14. Antipodean Albatross
  15. Philomedes Albatross
  16. Grey-Headed Albatross
  17. Black-Browed Albatross
  18. black-footed albatross
  19. Short-Tailed Albatross
  20. Yellow-nosed Albatross

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Albatross

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Google previewThe Castaways (2015)

"An Open Sea Story" by Mayne Reid

The albatross Is the largest of the ocean-birds.

Google previewJohn Gould's Extinct and Endangered Birds of Australia (2012)

by Sue Taylor

The Black-browed Albatross is a compact albatross with a heavy black brow that gives it a scowling look.

The Black-browed Albatross is the most familiar mollymawk as it is the most widespread and abundant of the albatrosses, occurring ...

Google previewMale Envy (1999)

The Logic of Malice in Literature and Culture by Mervyn Nicholson

Killing the Albatross is a quite creditable Male Display. After all, the killing of animals is traditional as a...

Google previewOur Animal Friends (1905)

The albatross is a large sea bird be— longing to the petrel family. It is found throughout the Pacific Ocean, from the Cape of...

Google previewPenny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1833)

The name Albatross is a word apparently corrupted by Dampier from the Portuguese Alcatraz, which was applied by the early navigators of...

common albatross is the specios which is most frequently met with in the seas of Southern Africa.

Google previewA Catechism of Zoology. A natural history of the animal kingdom (1831)

by William RHIND (M.R.C.S.)

albatross is a bird the size of a swan, and when the wings are expanded measures eleven feet across. It is to be found many hundred miles from land;—it seldom flies more than 10 or 20 feet above the surface of the ocean. The flying fish ...

Google previewStrangers' Gate (2006)

by Tom Casey

The Albatross is a large ship without a rudder; the Captain uses differential power and reverse thrust to maneuver.

Google previewThe Last Christmas Tree (2014)

An Idyl of Immortality by James Lane Allen

The albatross is a floating conflagration with all the ineffectual 4 The Last Christmas Tree.

Google previewT. S. Eliot's Romantic Dilemma (2015)

Tradition's Anti-Traditional Elements by Eugenia M. Gunner

Baudelaire's albatross is a scapegoat for the mariners, much as the mariner bearing the albatross is in Coleridge's poem. Eliot's Phlebas is a symbol for the rest of mankind. The historical context of the image and its use in Eliot's poem unite ...

Google previewGreen Genius's 101 Questions and Answers (2008)

Extremely Endangered Creatures by Madhu Singh Sirohi

The Chatham albatross is a Vulnerable species. It breeds only on the Pyramid, a large rock stack in the Chatham Islands, New Zealand. Its population is dispersed in Tasmania, Chile, and Peru. In the 1980s, extreme storms reduced the area ...

Google previewThe Fair Way (2005)

The South African Woman's Guide to Golf

SECONDHAND PAYS LOW If you're sure the closest you'll ever get to an Albatross is the Rime ofthe Ancient Mariner but want to give golfa bash anyway, you might prefer to buy secondhand clubs. Here's what to look for: Wear and tear Check ...

Google previewIncredible Birds (2004)

by John Townsend

The wandering albatross is an incredible bird. Not only does it nest on small, icy Antarctic islands, but it also flies around the world. With its huge wingspan, the albatross can glide over the sea with little effort. In fact, albatrosses spend most of ...

Google previewA journal of a voyage of discovery to the arctic regions in his majesty's ships Hecla and Griper in ... 1819 and 1820 (1821)

by Alexander Fisher

Linnwus, however, supposed that the Albatross is the bird of . Diomede, and zhas, on that account, named it Diomeyda.

Google previewThe La Trappe Creek Chronicles (2008)

A Log of Adventures Sailing With Friends by Ethan Welch

The Albatross is a rather porky bird with about a 6' wingspan and narrow wings. It is mostly white and sweeps majestically over the southern ocean. The Royal Albatross Center nearby is the world's leading mainland breeding colony for these ...

Google previewRomantic Literature and Postcolonial Studies (2013)

by Elizabeth Bohls

Shooting the albatross is a sin. For individualistically cutting himself off from the universal human 'community of life and love' (also represented by the wedding where the Wedding Guest is going), the Mariner is punished by isolation 'in a world ...

Google previewContinuum Encyclopedia of Animal Symbolism in World Art (2006)

by Hope B. Werness

Albatross. Worldwide, there are thirteen species of the family Diomedeidae, a name that comes from Diomedes, the Greek hero of the Trojan wars whose companions were transformed into birds. The word albatross is a corruption of the ...

Google previewThe Current Encyclopedia (1902)

A Monthly Record of Human Progress

ALBATROSS COLONY.— An English f-\ company has been formed to utilize •*□ •*- the albatross guano found on Leyson Island, about 800 miles west of Honolulu. This is a tract of land containing only about a hundred square miles ; it lies low ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Superstitions (1961)

by Edwin Radford, Mona Augusta Radford

AFFLICTED PERSONS- ALBATROSS areas, country people make a tea of the leaves and drink it. especially in Spring, to purify the blood. AFFLICTED PERSONS Certain types of afflicted persons were thought to be luck-bringers because ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

ALBATROSS, in Ornithology, a name given by English navigators to the Diomedea, a marine bird, found in various seas. It has the bill straight, the upper mandible hooked at the point, and the lower truncated; the nostrils oval, wide, and ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of Word Origins (2010)

by Julia Cresswell

alarrn alas albatross allegory allergy alleviate aloof alphabet Al~Qaeda already altar alter ambition. derives from some exotic language. In fact it appeared in medieval English in the form in kenehowe or a kembow and was probably an ...

Google previewAlternative Energy and Shale Gas Encyclopedia (2016)

by Jay H. Lehr, Jack Keeley

The firm initially took the human-powered Gossamer Albatross II and scaled it down to three-quarters of its previous size for solar-powered flight with a human pilot controlling it. This was more easily done because in early 1980 the Gossamer ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana; Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge on an Original Plan Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings Edited by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose (1845)

Miscellaneous and lexicographical, vol. 1

ALBATROSS, in Ornithology, a name given by English navigators to the DIOMEDEA, a marine bird, found in various seas. It has the bill straight, the upper mandible hooked at the point, and the lower truncated; the nostrils oval, wide, and ...

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Small photo of Lesser Albatross (Appias wardii) in narual color profile, small butterfly of the Family Pieridae, the beautiful white butterfly isolated on white backgroundSmall photo of TEHACHAPI, CA - MAY 28, 2016: A tow plane taxis into position and hooks up to a Bowlus BA-100 Baby Albatross glider during the Western Vintage/Classic Regatta at Mountain Valley Airport.Small photo of TEHACHAPI, CA - MAY 28, 2016: The colorful tail of a Bowlus BA-100 Baby Albatross glider is a pretty sight during the Western Vintage/Classic Regatta at Mountain Valley Airport.Small photo of The amazing flying pale blue butterfly, Orange Albatross (Appias nero) in fancy color profile with fully wings sweep and details of head body and legs isolated on white background, beautiful natureSmall photo of TEHACHAPI, CA - MAY 28, 2016: A group of interested admirers congregate around of a Bowlus BA-100 Baby Albatross glider prior to takeoff at Mountain Valley Airport.Small photo of Beautiful sea bird Black-browed albratross. Deatil of albatross. Bird portrait. Albatross sitting on the cliff. Albatross from Falkland Island. Portrait of sea bird albatross in the nature habitat.Small photo of Black Browed Albatross standing nest to nest. More...

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golden leaves —
spinning uselessly
in vain
a bell sounds again
the autumn thrill (Emilia Dumitrescu)
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Scrabble value of A1L1B3A1T1R1O1S1S1

The value of this 9-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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