Definition of allosaurus in English:



  • A large bipedal carnivorous dinosaur of the late Jurassic period.

    • ‘I love those; they're my favorite dinosaur, even better than allosaurus.’
    • ‘I do not mean the nimble, fleet-footed ones like the allosaurus; I mean the slow sloth-type ones that we are encountering at the moment.’
    • ‘We need a hominid skeleton and an allosaurus skull.’
    • ‘And then she saw two allosauruses appear and the fight was a lot less even.’
    • ‘Kentrosaurus defended itself against attack by flesh-eaters like the allosaurus, by lashing out with its thick strong tail.’


Modern Latin, from Greek allos other + sauros lizard.