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dinosaurnoun [C]

uk   /ˈdaɪ.nə.sɔːr/  us   /ˈdaɪ.nə.sɔːr/
A2 a ​type of ​reptile that ​became extinct about 65,000,000 ​years ago. There were many different ​types of dinosaur, some of which were ​extremelylarge.
disapproving an ​old-fashionedperson or thing that ​people no ​longerconsider to be ​useful: This computer's a dinosaur, isn't it?
(Definition of dinosaur from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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dinosaurnoun [C]

 us   /ˈdɑɪ·nəˌsɔr/
a ​reptile (= ​cold-bloodedanimal), some ​types of which were ​extremelylarge, that ​stoppedexisting a very ​longtime ago
A dinosaur is also something that is ​old and that has not been ​able to ​change when ​conditions have ​changed and is ​therefore no ​longeruseful: The ​oldcar was a gas-guzzling dinosaur and we had to get ​rid of it.
(Definition of dinosaur from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “dinosaur”
in Korean 공룡…
in Arabic دَيْناصور…
in Malaysian dinosaur…
in French dinosaure…
in Russian динозавр…
in Chinese (Traditional) 恐龍, 老古董(指過時的人或物)…
in Italian dinosauro…
in Turkish dinazor…
in Polish dinozaur…
in Spanish dinosaurio…
in Vietnamese khủng long…
in Portuguese dinossauro…
in Thai สัตว์จำพวกไดโนเสาร์…
in German der Dinosaurier…
in Catalan dinosaure…
in Japanese 恐竜…
in Chinese (Simplified) 恐龙, 老古董(指过时的人或物)…
in Indonesian dinosaurus…
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