noun vam·pire \ˈvam-ˌpī(-ə)r\

in stories : a dead person who leaves the grave at night to bite and suck the blood of living people

Full Definition of VAMPIRE

:  the reanimated body of a dead person believed to come from the grave at night and suck the blood of persons asleep
a :  one who lives by preying on others
b :  a woman who exploits and ruins her lover
vam·pir·ic \vam-ˈpir-ik\ adjective
vam·pir·ish \ˈvam-ˌpī(-ə)r-ish\ adjective

Examples of VAMPIRE

  1. <regarded debt collectors as vampires who made a living from the misery of others>

Illustration of VAMPIRE

Origin of VAMPIRE

French, from German Vampir, from Serbian vampir
First Known Use: 1732

Other Mythology and Folklore Terms

elysian, fay, muse, nimbus, phoenix


noun vam·pire \ˈvam-ˌpī(ə)r\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of VAMPIRE


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