Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A very large allosaurid dinosaur of the genus Allosaurus of the late Jurassic Period, having a pair of bony bumps above the eyes.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of dinosaurian reptiles described by Marsh from the Upper Jurassic beds of Colorado and closely allied to the better-known Megalosaurus. They have very short fore and large hind legs, the latter reaching a length of 5 feet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a large, carnivorous dinosaur, of genus Allosaurus, that lived in the Jurassic period.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun late Jurassic carnivorous dinosaur; similar to but somewhat smaller than tyrannosaurus

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin, genus name : Greek allos, other (because the imperfectly preserved vertebrae of the first specimen to be described appeared to have an hourglass shape unlike those of other dinosaurs); see allo– + Greek sauros, lizard.]

Examples

  • Here over thirteen hundred footprints of the plant-eating apatosaurus a.k.a. brontosaurus and the carnivorous three-toed allosaurus, ripple marks, a few clams, a palm frond and some horsetails, fish bones, ooids have all solidified into solid rock.

    Bird Cloud

  • Here over thirteen hundred footprints of the plant-eating apatosaurus a.k.a. brontosaurus and the carnivorous three-toed allosaurus, ripple marks, a few clams, a palm frond and some horsetails, fish bones, ooids have all solidified into solid rock.

    Bird Cloud

  • Mr. Cline's creations include an imaginary Civil War battle at his Monster Museum in which Union soldiers are eaten by an allosaurus.

    Roadside Kitsch Is Fun, but Is It Art? Virginia Museum Sure Hopes So

  • Here over thirteen hundred footprints of the plant-eating apatosaurus a.k.a. brontosaurus and the carnivorous three-toed allosaurus, ripple marks, a few clams, a palm frond and some horsetails, fish bones, ooids have all solidified into solid rock.

    Bird Cloud

  • Here over thirteen hundred footprints of the plant-eating apatosaurus a.k.a. brontosaurus and the carnivorous three-toed allosaurus, ripple marks, a few clams, a palm frond and some horsetails, fish bones, ooids have all solidified into solid rock.

    Bird Cloud

  • Don't you just wish you had a dwarf allosaurus all your own??

    Day in the Life of an Idiot

  • * Gwangi – a perpetually roaring allosaurus from the cursed Forbidden Valley in 1969's Valley of Gwangi.

    Ray Harryhausen's monster archive to be preserved

  • “The allosaurus had a wishbone, like other meat-eating dinosaurs,” he said.

    HOUSE RULES

  • Jack has raised Hermes, an allosaurus who basically acts as the most threatening guard dog one could ask for.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • Jack has raised Hermes, an allosaurus who basically acts as the most threatening guard dog one could ask for.

    1980's Flashback: Xenozoic Tales (aka Cadillacs and Dinosaurs)

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