from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology A woodland creature depicted as having the pointed ears, legs, and short horns of a goat and a fondness for unrestrained revelry.
- n. A licentious man; a lecher.
- n. A man who is affected by satyriasis.
- n. Any of various butterflies of the family Satyridae, having brown wings marked with eyelike spots.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A male companion of Pan or Dionysus with the tail of a horse and a perpetual erection.
- n. A faun.
- n. A lecherous man.
- n. Any of various butterflies of the family Satyridae, having brown wings marked with eyelike spots; a meadow brown.
- n. The orangutan.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A sylvan deity or demigod, represented as part man and part goat, and characterized by riotous merriment and lasciviousness.
- n. Any one of many species of butterflies belonging to the family Nymphalidæ. Their colors are commonly brown and gray, often with ocelli on the wings. Called also meadow browns.
- n. The orang-outang.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In classical mythology, a sylvan deity, representing the luxuriant forces of Nature, and closely connected with the worship of Bacchus.
- n. A very lecherous or lascivious person; one affected with satyriasis.
- n. In zoology: The orang-utan, Simia satyrus: see Satyrus.
- n. A pheasant of the genus Ceriornis; a tragopan.
- n. An argus-butterfly: same as meadow-brown; any member of the Satyrinæ.
- n. In heraldry, same as manticore.
- n. An obsolete erroneous spelling of satire.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. man with strong sexual desires
- n. one of a class of woodland deities; attendant on Bacchus; identified with Roman fauns
Middle English satire, from Old French, from Latin satyrus, from Greek saturos.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French satyre, from Latin satyrus, from Ancient Greek σάτυρος (saturos), from Hebrew שָׂעִיר (śaʿîr). (Wiktionary)