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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Scor"pi*on
  1. [Zoöl] Any one of numerous species of pulmonate arachnids of the order Scorpiones, having a suctorial mouth, large claw-bearing palpi, and a caudal sting.
  2. [Zoöl] The pine or gray lizard (Sceloporus undulatus).(Local, U. S)
  3. [Zoöl] The scorpene.
  4. [Script] A painful scourge."My father hath chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions." [1 Kings xii. 11.]
  5. [Astron] A sign and constellation. See Scorpio.
  6. [Antiq] An ancient military engine for hurling stones and other missiles.

Note: ☞ Scorpions have a flattened body, and a long, slender post-abdomen formed of six movable segments, the last of which terminates in a curved venomous sting. The venom causes great pain, but is unattended either with redness or swelling, except in the axillary or inguinal glands, when an extremity is affected. It is seldom if ever destructive of life. Scorpions are found widely dispersed in the warm climates of both the Old and New Worlds.

Etymology: F., fr. L. scorpio scorpius, Gr. �, perhaps akin to E. sharp

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Arachnid of warm dry regions having a long segmented tail ending in a venomous stinger
  2. The eighth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about October 23 to November 21
  3. (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Scorpio

From Old French scorpion, from Latin scorpio, ultimately from Ancient Greek σκορπίος (skorpíos).

  1. Any of various arachnids of the order Scorpiones, related to the spiders, characterised by two large front pincers and a curved tail with a poisonous sting in the end.
  2. An ancient military engine for hurling stones and other missiles.
  3. A cheerleading move in which one foot is pulled back and held up with both hands while the performer stands on the other foot.

scorpion was also found in the following language(s): French, Norman, and Romanian

Notable Persons Named Scorpion

Scorpion is a comics character.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Scorpion

Scorpion is a comics character.


The Black Scorpion is a notable somebody. The was born on August 26th, 1979. The is also known as Bingo Slicks.


William Thanakorn Scorpion is a cantopop and mandopop singer, performance artist, equestrianism coach, and equestrianism. His most notable accomplishments were from 1983 to present. William was born on November 14th, 1961. William is also known as Scorpion and Thanakorn.


Fun Facts about the name Scorpion

  • How unique is the name Scorpion? Out of 5,838,786 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Scorpion was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Scorpion: Your name in reverse order is Noiprocs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Prsnooci. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Scorpion born Jan 4, 1935

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Central England approximately on 975. Your profession was jeweler and watch-maker.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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