Adjective "vampire" definition and examples

(Vampire may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈvampʌɪə/

Definitions and examples

noun

(in European folklore) a corpse supposed to leave its grave at night to drink the blood of the living by biting their necks with long pointed canine teeth.
  1. 'She knew he'd get himself killed if he fought this powerful vampire alone.'
  2. 'The vampire fed and fed, until finally, there was no blood left in his young body.'
  3. 'He picked up the sword and swung, connecting with the vampire's neck.'
  4. 'A younger female vampire bounded up to him.'
  5. 'There are two ways to kill a vampire in the immortal world.'
  6. 'Servants worked around me, trying to finish their jobs before night, when the vampires would wake.'
  7. 'He realized that the other two vampires had vanished.'
  8. 'Ask anyone and they will tell you that to protect yourself from a vampire you will require: garlic, a crucifix, holy water, and a nice big, pointy stake.'
  9. 'A newly resurrected female vampire and her undead family prey on the staff and pupils of an Austrian finishing school.'
  10. 'When the three turned at an intersection, ahead of them were a group of vampires feeding on several victims that were already lifeless.'
  11. 'Though they seem nice, they are actually power-hungry vampires, who manipulate you once you let your guard down.'
  12. 'He is the perpetually hungry scholar, too desiccated by poverty to return her love, a vampire preying on her bountiful spirit.'
A small bat that feeds on the blood of mammals or birds using its two sharp incisor teeth and anticoagulant saliva, found mainly in tropical America.
  1. 'Some scientists have suggested that the vampire bat developed its blood-sucking practice while it was an insect-eater, as most bats are.'
  2. 'It is quite common for a vampire bat to fail to feed on a given night.'
(in a theatre) a small spring trapdoor used for sudden disappearances from a stage.
  1. 'Depending on its placement, the vampire trap made the actor alternately body and spirit.'

More definitions

1. a preternatural being, commonly believed to be a reanimated corpse, that is said to suck the blood of sleeping persons at night.

2. (in Eastern European folklore) a corpse, animated by an undeparted soul or demon, that periodically leaves the grave and disturbs the living, until it is exhumed and impaled or burned.

3. a person who preys ruthlessly upon others; extortionist.

4. a woman who unscrupulously exploits, ruins, or degrades the men she seduces.

5. an actress noted for her ro

More examples(as adjective)

"clans can be vampire."

"rituals can be vampire."

"cases can be vampire."

"babies can be vampire."

"people can be vampire."

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Origin

Mid 18th century: from French, from Hungarian vampir, perhaps from Turkish uber ‘witch’.