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

  • noun Belief in vampires.
  • noun The behavior of a vampire.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Belief in the existence of vampires. See vampire, 1.
  • noun The action of a vampire-bat; the act or practice of blood-sucking.
  • noun Figuratively, the practice of extortion or preying on others.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Belief in the existence of vampires.
  • noun The actions of a vampire; the practice of bloodsucking.
  • noun Fig.: The practice of extortion.

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

  • noun the state of being a vampire, or the practices associated with vampires, in particular blood-drinking and the draining of a victim's life-force.
  • noun figuratively extortion

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

  • noun belief in the existence of vampires
  • noun the actions or practices of a vampire


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