- Classical Mythology. a member of a family of giants having a single round eye in the middle of the forehead.
- (lowercase) a freshwater copepod of the genus Cyclops, having a median eye in the front of the head.
Origin of Cyclops
- Cyclops, 382?–301 b.c., Macedonian general under Alexander the Great.
Related Words for cyclopsbehemoth, titan, mountain, whopper, monster, colossus, hulk, bulk, mammoth, elephant, whale, ogre, leviathan, Hercules, cyclops, Goliath, giant, Gargantua, Samson, cetacean
Examples from the Web for cyclops
Contemporary Examples of cyclops
In the episode, “The Cyber House Rules,” Leela dates her childhood crush—now a rich surgeon—and tries to change her Cyclops look.The Funniest ‘Futurama’ Scenes: From Bender to Zoidberg (VIDEO)
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Historical Examples of cyclops
At dawn the Cyclops woke, and his awakening was like a thunderstorm.
The Cyclops tasted the wine and laughed with delight so that the cave shook.
I never associate Vulcan and his Cyclops with the idea of a forge.Lavengro
It is sufficient that the ambiguity was such as to deceive the friends of the Cyclops.The Odyssey of Homer
We thrust the burning stick into the Cyclops' eye and put it out.
- any copepod of the genus Cyclops, characterized by having one eye
- classical myth one of a race of giants having a single eye in the middle of the forehead, encountered by Odysseus in the OdysseySee also Polyphemus
Word Origin for Cyclops
- known as Cyclops. 382–301 bc, Macedonian general under Alexander the Great; king of Macedon (306–301)