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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Chimera \Chime"ra\, n.; pl. Chimeras. [L. chimaera a chimera
(in sense 1), Gr. ? a she-goat, a chimera, fr. ? he-goat; cf.
Icel. qymbr a yearling ewe.]
1. (Myth.) A monster represented as vomiting flames, and as
having the head of a lion, the body of a goat, and the
tail of a dragon. "Dire chimeras and enchanted isles."
2. A vain, foolish, or incongruous fancy, or creature of the
imagination; as, the chimera of an author. --Burke.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: (Greek mythology) fire-breathing female monster with a
lion's head and a goat's body and a serpent's tail;
daughter of Typhon [syn: Chimera, Chimaera]
2: a grotesque product of the imagination [syn: chimera,
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
64 Moby Thesaurus words for "chimera":
airy hope, airy nothing, apparition, autism, brainchild, bubble,
daydream, deception, delirium, deluded belief, delusion, dereism,
dream, dream vision, dreamland, dreamworld, eidolon, false belief,
fancy, fantasque, fantasy, fiction, figment, golden dream,
hallucination, idle fancy, ignis fatuus, illusion, imagery,
imagination, imagining, insubstantial image, invention, maggot,
make-believe, misbelief, misconception, mosaic, myth, phantasm,
phantom, pipe, pipe dream, pomato, potomato, quixotic ideal,
rainbow, romance, self-deceit, self-deception, self-delusion,
sick fancy, thick-coming fancies, topato, trick, trip, unreal hope,
utopia, vapor, vision, whim, whimsy, wildest dreams,
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :
A modular, X Window System-based
web browser for Unix. Chimera uses the
Athena widget set so Motif is not needed. It supports
forms, inline images, TERM, SOCKS, proxy servers,
Gopher, FTP, HTTP and local file accesses. Chimera can
be extended using external programs. New protocols can
easily be added and alternate image formats can be used for
inline images (e.g. PostScript).
Version 1.60 is available for
Chimera runs on Sun SPARC SunOS 4.1.x, IBM RS/6000
AIX 3.2.5, Linux 1.1.x. It should run on anything with
X11R[3-6], imake and a C compiler.
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