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1. (Earth Sciences / Palaeontology) any extinct terrestrial reptile of the orders Saurischia and Ornithischia, many of which were of gigantic size and abundant in the Mesozoic era See also saurischian, ornithischian Compare pterosaur, plesiosaur
2. a person or thing that is considered to be out of date
[from New Latin dinosaurus, from Greek deinos fearful + sauros lizard]
dinosaur /dansr/ n. 1 any of a variety of small to huge reptiles that lived millions of years ago: Tyranno-saurus Rex was a large, meat-eating dinosaur. 2 infrml. s.o. who stubbornly keeps to old ways and ideas: He is an old dinosaur; he wont touch a computer.