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Definition of the noun dinosaur

What does dinosaur mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: dinosaurs

  1. any of numerous extinct terrestrial reptiles of the Mesozoic era
    • examples: I bought this computer one year ago and it's already a dinosaur. | He stared at the faithful miniature of the dinosaur. | The dinosaur was not big like I had imagined last night, but it was green, with red and yellow scales and a very friendly face. | Coming face to face with a dinosaur was a funny experience. | I prefer to eat a muffin rather than a dinosaur. | He stared at that detailed miniature model of a dinosaur. | That scientist is looking for dinosaur bones in the valley. | Rhinoceros is not a dinosaur. | He was a true dinosaur! | This is a replica of a dinosaur's egg.
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • more generic terms: archosaur / archosaurian / archosaurian reptile = extinct reptiles including: dinosaurs; plesiosaurs; pterosaurs; ichthyosaurs
    • more specific terms:
    • young animal: hatchling / juvenile
    • female animal: cow
    • male animal: bull
    • collective noun: herd (herbivores) / pack (carnivores)
    • collateral adjective: dinosaurian

Alternative definition of the noun dinosaur


  1. Any of various extinct reptiles belonging to the Dinosauria, existing between about 230 million and 65 million years ago.
  2. [context: figuratively, colloquial] A person or organisation which is very old or has very old-fashioned views or is not willing to change and adapt.
  3. [context: figuratively, colloquial] Anything that is no longer in common use or practice.


  1. "Dinosaur" is a 2000 American live-action/computer-animated adventure-drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation with The Secret Lab, and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 39th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, though it is not officially labeled as one of the animated classics in the United Kingdom. Originally a stand-alone film, it was not included in the canon until 2008. At officially $127.5 million, it was the most expensive theatrical film release of the year. The film was a financial success, grossing over $349 million worldwide in total box office revenue, becoming the fifth highest-grossing film of 2000. The film received mixed to positive reviews at the time of its release, with critics praising the visuals, but criticizing the writing, plot and characterization.
  2. "Dinosaur" a.k.a. "Dinosaur!" is an American television documentary about dinosaurs. It was first broadcast in the United States on November 5, 1985, on CBS. Directed by Robert Guenette and written by Steven Paul Mark, Dinosaur! was hosted by the American actor Christopher Reeve, who some years before had played the leading role of Superman.
  3. "Dinosaur" a.k.a. "Dinosaurs! – A Fun-Filled Trip Back in Time!" is a short film released by Golden Book Video in 1987 under their "GoldenVision" series. It stars Fred Savage playing a grade school student named Philip who gives a class report on dinosaurs, with the help of an animated chalkboard and Will Vinton's claymation dinosaurs.


  1. Dinosaur is a fictional character from the 1971 film Billy Jack.
  2. Dinosaur is a fictional character from the 1996 film Once Upon a Time in Triad Society 2.

There are other characters with in their name, like Kid Dinosaur, Dinosaur Neil, Devil Dinosaur, Dinosaur Ryuzaki, Todd the Dinosaur, Dudley The Dinosaur and Dooly the Little Dinosaur.

Phrases with Dinosaur

Phrases starting with the word Dinosaur:

  1. Dinosaur Milk-Vetch
  2. Dinosaur Wild Buckwheat

Phrases ending with the word Dinosaur:

  1. green dinosaur
  2. horned dinosaur
  3. armored dinosaur
  4. sauropod dinosaur
  5. theropod dinosaur
  6. ornithopod dinosaur
  7. bird-footed dinosaur
  8. bone-headed dinosaur
  9. duck-billed dinosaur
  10. saurischian dinosaur
  11. ornithischian dinosaur

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Dinosaur

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Google previewBig Dinosaur, Little Dinosaur (Disney/Pixar The Good Dinosaur) (2016)

by Devin Ann Wooster

Disney/Pixar The Good Dinosaur is a humorous and exciting original film about Arlo, a lively Apatosaurus with a big heart.

Google previewBoo's Dinosaur (2015)

by Betsy Byars

Boo's Dinosaur is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Google previewScience in South Africa (1905)

a handbook and review by South African Association for the Advancement of Science

A much larger carnivorous Dinosaur is the imperfectly known Massospondylus. Orinosaurns is possibly a gigantic Dinosaur allied to Megalosaurus, but is very imperfectly known. Another large form is Euskelesaurus, but there are different ...

Google previewRiddle of the Feathered Dragons (2012)

Hidden Birds of China by Alan Feduccia

Feathered Dinosaurs and Birds The smallest dinosaur is the bee hummingbird . . . found only in Cuba. M. A. Norell, E. S. Gaffney, and L. Dingus, Discovering The Conflation of Feathered Dinosaurs and Birds.

Google previewThe Dreams in the Witch House (2004)

And Other Weird Stories by H. P. Lovecraft

Dinosaur is the name ...

Google previewThe Kingfisher Dinosaur Encyclopedia (2010)

One Encylopedia, a World of Prehistoric Knowledge by Michael Benton, Mike Benton

Dinosaur facts About 1,500 species of dinosaurs have been named since 1824, and a new dinosaur is named every two to three weeks. Many of the 1 9th- century identifications turn out to be incorrect or are based on remains that cannot be ...

Google previewThe Giant Encyclopedia of Theme Activities for Children 2 to 5 (1993)

Over 600 Favorite Activities Created by Teachers for Teachers by Kathy Charner

Materials needed White construction paper — 9" x 12" White posterboard Small dinosaur cutouts or stickers Popsicle or craft sticks Paste or glue Crayons What to do 1. From posterboard, prepare patterns of a 7" x 4 1/2" egg for the chddren to ...

Google previewThe Giant Encyclopedia of Circle Time and Group Activities for Children 3 to 6 (1996)

Over 600 Favorite Circle Time Activities Created by Teachers for Teachers by Kathy Charner

Dinosaur. Song: Trioeratops. 3+. Materials needed None needed Whaf to do 1 . Add this song to your collection of songs about dinosaurs and sing with the children during circle time. "Triceratops" (Tune: "Yankee Doodle Dandy") Triceratops, ...

Google previewThe Giant Encyclopedia of Art & Craft Activities (2000)

For Children 3 to 6 : More Than 500 Art & Craft Activities Written by Teachers for Teachers by Kathy Charner

Dinosaur. Sock. Puppets. Materials. Cardboard ovals, 1 Ys"x 2" (3.5 cm x 5 cm) Glue Old or new socks in solid colors Fabric Junk box items, such as packing peanuts, buttons, ribbon, popsicle sticks, googly eyes What to do 1 . Help the children ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Britannica (1922)

a dictionary of arts, sciences, literature and general information by Hugh Chisholm

Deinfldon or Gorxosaurus, a mid -Cretaceous carnivorous dinosaur from Alberta, Canada, mounted in running position. FIG 2, is.. — StnUhiomimus, the " ostrich mimic," a mid -Cretaceous browsing dinosaur, from Alberta. Canada, a toothless ...

Google previewPop Culture Places: An Encyclopedia of Places in American Popular Culture [3 volumes] (2014)

An Encyclopedia of Places in American Popular Culture [3 volumes] by Gladys L. Knight

The Cabazon Dinosaurs are two immense dinosaur statues in Cabazon, California. The enormously popular roadside attraction, touted as the world's largest dinosaurs, can't be missed while traveling along Interstate 10, the fourth longest ...

Google previewThe Giant Encyclopedia of Transition Activities for Children 3 to 6 : Over 600 Activities Created by Teachers for Teachers (2005)

by Kathy Charner, Maureen Murphy, Jennifer Ford

Fingerplays, Songs, and Rhymes: Use dinosaur stick puppets or act out this favorite rhyme with a little twist: There were ten in the bed and the BIG one said, " Roll over, roll over." They all rolled over and one fell out... Science: Make " dinosaur ...

Google previewChildren's Illustrated Dictionary (2014)

by DK

dinosaur dinosaurs noun one of a group of land reptiles that lived on Earth, at different times, for more than 150 million years. The last dinosaurs died out 65 million years ago. Triceratops □ say try-ser-uh-tops brow horn tail spikes ...

Google previewEncyclopedia Brown Keeps the Peace (2008)

by Donald J. Sobol

One of the photographs which Wilford passed around showed a drawing of “ cavemen attacking a dinosaur.” That was Wilford's mistake! Human beings did not live on earth at the same time that the dinosaurs did. The first man did not appear ...

Google previewGaither's Dictionary of Scientific Quotations (2008)

A Collection of Quotations Pertaining to Archaeology, Architecture, Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Cosmology, Darwinism, Death, Engineering, Geology, Life, Mathematics, Medicine, Nature, Nursing, Paleontology, Philosophy, Physics, Probability, Science, Statistics, Technology, Theory, Universe, and Zoology by Carl C. Gaither, Alma E. Cavazos-Gaither

DINOSAUR: ICHTHYOSAURUS Blackie, John Stuart 1809–95 Scottish scholar Behold a strange monster our wonder engages, If dolphin or lizard your wit may defy, Some thirty feet long on the shore of Lyme-Regis With a saw for a jaw, and a ...

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Quotes about Dinosaur

I heard that Jesus had a pet dinosaur. Evolution must be a myth then. (John Bacon)
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Scrabble value of D2I1N1O1S1A1U1R1

The value of this 8-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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