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3 definitions by Alexandra*

 
1.
n.

1. Greek Mythology. The son of Daedalus who, in escaping from Crete on artificial wings made for him by his father, flew so close to the sun that the wax with which his wings were fastened melted, and he fell into the Aegean Sea.
2. An asteroid with an eccentric orbit approaching within 30 million kilometers (19 million miles) of the sun.
"like Icarus we rise and like Icarus we fall".
by Alexandra* September 19, 2005
 
2.
v. tr.

1. To set or keep apart; divide or separate.
2. To cut off (a part) from a whole.
3. To break up (a relationship, for example);
" I severed ties with my former wwife, due to her interests in comitting adultery. "
by Alexandra* September 19, 2005
 
3.
n.

1. A man who is a leader in national or international affairs.
2. A male political leader regarded as a disinterested promoter of the public good.
3. A man who is a respected leader in a given field:
“a mature statesmen of American letters” (Toby Thompson).
by Alexandra* September 19, 2005