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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A creature in Greek mythology that is half person and half horse.

Usage examples (38)
  • The centaur was a major character in the story.
  • Behind the centaur was a man with orange and black tiger fur streaking his face.
  • The centaur was a harsh taskmistress - which was of course why she had been given the job.
  • The centaur was a magical creature, having no existence in the Mundane world beyond Xanth, by all accounts. for more
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  • The "scenter" (one who smells) in the "center" (the middle) is a "centaur" (mythological creature with the torso of a man and the body and legs of a horse).
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