Typhon


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.

Typhon

(tī`fŏn) or

Typhoeus

(tīfē`əs), in Greek mythology, fierce and monstrous son of Gaea. He was the father of Echidna—a monster half woman and half dragon—and of Cerberus, Hydra, the Sphinx, and the Chimera. Typhon was so frightful that Zeus set him afire and buried him alive under Mt. Aetna.

typhon

[′tī‚fän]
(engineering acoustics)
A diaphragm horn which operates under the influence of compressed air or steam. Also spelled tyfon.

Typhon

fire-breathing colossus. [Gk. and Rom. Myth.: Wheeler, 373]

Typhon

tallest of the giants; his arms and legs ended in serpents. [Gk. Myth: Benét, 1034]
References in periodicals archive ?
La tempete, deuxieme typhon le plus puissant a frapper l'archipel cette annee, a contraint a l'evacuation des dizaines de milliers de personnes.
What truly distinguishes the most compelling families in the novel, however, are their significant relationships with big business, the Basts in General Roll and the Montcrieffs in Typhon.
Ant Sharp, CEO of Typhon explained, 'Take away the deterrent and the problem will return.
Ant Sharp, CEO of Typhon, the first naval-grade private convoy protection service for 220 years, said, "Take away the deterrent and the problem will return.
Thus, for example, the psychological image of the multi-headed beast-tyrant traces its origins in Hesiod's Typhon, (29) while the image of the ship of the State in disarray evokes the poem of Alcaeus (46a D.
The passages that offer the reader the most textual difficulty are not Gibbs' furious recitations but the fragments of conversation that emanate from Typhon International.
Typhon siphons cash Martin Keighley's Typhon De Guye was the punt of the morning, having halved in price to 7-1, and he duly delivered when upped in trip for the 3m1/2f handicap hurdle.
Ce sont des pays qui ont la betise de faire fi des preuves scientifiques, des avertissements des climatologues et des signaux d'alarme comme l'ouragan Sandy et le typhon Bopha qui ont respectivement frappe la cote Est des Etats-Unis et les Philippines dernierement.
Another firm, Typhon, has secured Asian financiers to launch a similar "close vessel protection" service.
Pour endiguer ce typhon religieux qui s'introduit aussi dans les confins de nos provinces sahariennes, l'enjeu patriotique appelle, a fortiori, aux conjugaisons des forces, parfois heteroclites, dans le sillage des convenances preetablies.
M2 EQUITYBITES-January 31, 2012-Level 3a[euro](tm)s IP services selected by Typhon to connect international operations(C)2012 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-January 30, 2012-Level 3 Communications to provide Typhon with high-speed IP services(C)1994-2012 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.