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English → English (WordNet) Definition: halcyon halcyon adj 1: idyllically calm and peaceful; suggesting happy tranquillity; “a halcyon atmosphere” 2: marked by peace and prosperity; “a golden era”; “the halcyon days of the clipper trade” [syn: golden, prosperous] n 1: (Greek mythology) a woman who was turned into a kingfisher [syn: Alcyone] 2: a large kingfisher widely distributed in warmer parts of the Old World [syn: genus Halcyon] 3: a mythical bird said to breed at the time of the winter solstice in a nest floating on the sea and to have the power of calming the winds and waves
English → English (gcide) Definition: Halcyon Halcyon \Hal"cy*on\ (h[a^]l"s[i^]*[o^]n), n. [L. halcyon, alcyon, Gr. "alkyw`n, 'alkyw`n: cf. F. halcyon.] (Zo["o]l.) A kingfisher. By modern ornithologists restricted to a genus including a limited number of species having omnivorous habits, as the sacred kingfisher (Halcyon sancta) of Australia. [1913 Webster] Amidst our arms as quiet you shall be As halcyons brooding on a winter sea. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Halcyon \Hal"cy*on\, a. 1. Pertaining to, or resembling, the halcyon, which was anciently said to lay her eggs in nests on or near the sea during the calm weather about the winter solstice. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: Calm; quiet; peaceful; undisturbed; happy. “Deep, halcyon repose.” --De Quincy. [1913 Webster]


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