Icarian I*ca"ri*an, a. [L. Icarius, Gr. ?, fr. ?, the mythic son of D[ae]dalus, who, when flying from Crete on wings cemented with wax, mounted so high that the sun melted the wax, and he fell into the sea.] Soaring too high for safety, like Icarus; adventurous in flight. [1913 Webster]

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  • Icarian — [ī ker′ēən] adj. [L Icarius < Gr Ikarios, of ICARUS] 1. of, like, or characteristic of Icarus 2. too daring; foolhardy; rash …   English World dictionary

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  • Icarian — I. adjective see Icarus II. adjective or noun see Icaria …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Icarian — /i kair ee euhn, uy kair /, adj. 1. of or like Icarus. 2. of or pertaining to Icaria or its inhabitants. n. 3. an inhabitant of Icaria. [1585 95; < L Icari(us) ( < Gk Ikários of ICARUS) + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • icarian — icar·i·an …   English syllables

  • Icarian — I. /aɪˈkɛəriən/ (say uy kairreeuhn), /ɪˈkɛə / (say i kair ) adjective of or like Icarus. II. /aɪˈkɛəriən/ (say uy kairreeuhn), /ɪˈkɛə / (say i kair ) adjective 1. of or relating to Icaria or its people. –noun 2. one of the inhabitants of Icaria …   Australian English dictionary

  • Icarian —   a. pertaining to Icarus in Greek mythology, who, in flying too near sun, met his death; flying dangerously high; over ambitious …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Icarian Sea — former name for the S part of the Aegean Sea, between the Cyclades & Asia Minor …   English World dictionary

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